p-adic Numbers, p-adic Analysis, and Zeta-Functions / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
The first edition of this work has become the standard introduction to the theory of p-adic numbers at both the advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate level. This second edition includes a deeper treatment of p-adic functions in Ch. 4 to include the Iwasawa logarithm and the p-adic gamma-function, the rearrangement and addition of some exercises, the inclusion of an extensive appendix of answers and hints to the exercises, as well as numerous clarifications.
Table of Contents
I p-adic numbers.- 1. Basic concepts.- 2. Metrics on the rational numbers.- Exercises.- 3. Review of building up the complex numbers.- 4. The field of p-adic numbers.- 5. Arithmetic inp.- Exercises.- II p-adic interpolation of the Riemann zeta-function.- 1. A formula for(2k).- 2. p-adic interpolation of the function f(s) = as.- Exercises.- 3. p-adic distributions.- Exercises.- 4. Bernoulli distributions.- 5. Measures and integration.- Exercises.- 6. The p-adic-function as a Mellin-Mazur transform.- 7. A brief survey (no proofs).- Exercises.- III Building up.- 1. Finite fields.- Exercises.- 2. Extension of norms.- Exercises.- 3. The algebraic closure ofp.- 4..- Exercises.- IV p-adic power series.- 1. Elementary functions.- Exercises.- 2. The logarithm, gamma and Artin-Hasse exponential functions.- Exercises.- 3. Newton polygons for polynomials.- 4. Newton polygons for power series.- Exercises.- V Rationality of the zeta-function of a set of equations over a finite field.- 1. Hypersurfaces and their zeta-functions.- Exercises.- 2. Characters and their lifting.- 3. A linear map on the vector space of power series.- 4. p-adic analytic expression for the zeta-function.- Exercises.- 5. The end of the proof.- Answers and Hints for the Exercises.