On ℓ-torsion in class groups of number fields

Journal Article (Academic article)

© 2017 Mathematical Sciences Publishers. For each integer ℓ ≥ 1, we prove an unconditional upper bound on the size of the ℓ-torsion subgroup of the class group, which holds for all but a zerodensity set of field extensions of Q of degree d, for any fixed d ε {2; 3; 4; 5} (with the additional restriction in the case d D 4 that the field be non-D 4 ). For sufficiently large ℓ (specified explicitly), these results are as strong as a previously known bound that is conditional on GRH. As part of our argument, we develop a probabilistic “Chebyshev sieve,” and give uniform, power-saving error terms for the asymptotics of quartic (non-D 4 ) and quintic fields with chosen splitting types at a finite set of primes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ellenberg, J; Pierce, LB; Wood, MM

Published Date

  • 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1739 - 1778

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1937-0652

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2140/ant.2017.11.1739