Syntomic regulators and special values of p-adic L-functions
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- Kolster, M. & Do, T. Invent math (1998) 133: 417. doi:10.1007/s002220050250
In this paper p-adic analogs of the Lichtenbaum Conjectures are proven for abelian number fields F and odd prime numbers p, which generalize Leopoldt's p-adic class number formula, and express special values of p-adic L-functions in terms of orders of K-groups and higher p-adic regulators. The approach uses syntomic regulator maps, which are the p-adic equivalent of the Beilinson regulator maps. They can be compared with étale regulators via the Fontaine-Messing map, and computations of Bloch-Kato in the case that p is unramified in F lead to results about generalized Coates-Wiles homomorphisms and cyclotomic characters.