I will tell you a story about the Reciprocity Law. After my thesis, I had the idea to define $latex {L}&fg=000000$-series for non-abelian extensions. But for them to agree with the $latex {L}&fg=000000$-series for abelian extensions, a certain isomorphism had to be true. I could show it implied all the standard reciprocity laws. So I… Continue reading Artin Reciprocity

# Tag: number fields

## Some Notes on Valuations

There are some notes on valuations from the first lecture of Math 223a at Harvard. 1. Valuations Let $latex {k}&fg=000000$ be a field. Definition 1 A valuation $latex \displaystyle \left\lvert - \right\rvert : k \rightarrow \mathbb R_{\ge 0} &fg=000000$ is a function obeying the axioms $latex {\left\lvert \alpha \right\rvert = 0 \iff \alpha = 0}&fg=000000$.… Continue reading Some Notes on Valuations