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Dirichlet Characters

  • Lawrence C. Washington
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 83)

Abstract

In this chapter we introduce the basic facts about Dirichlet characters. We then show how they may be used to obtain information about the arithmetic of number fields. As a result, we show how to obtain ideal class groups containing prescribed subgroups.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence C. Washington
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  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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