JENNI, RUTH,CHRISTINE (2010) The Field of Norms Functor and the Hilbert Symbol. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
The classical Hilbert symbol of a higher local field containing a primitive -th root of unity is a pairing , describing Kummer extensions of exponent . In this thesis we define a generalised Hilbert symbol and prove a formula for it. Our approach has several ingredients.
The field of norms functor of Scholl associates to any strictly deeply ramified tower a field of characteristic . Separable extensions of correspond functorially to extensions of , giving rise to .
We define morphisms which are compatible with the norms for every . Using these, we show that field of norms functor commutes with the reciprocity maps and constructed by Fesenko.
Imitating Fontaine's approach, we obtain an invariant form of Parshin's formula for the Witt pairing in characteristic . The `main lemma' relates Kummer extensions of and Witt extensions of , allowing us to derive a formula for the generalised Hilbert symbol , where is the -adic completion of .
|Item Type:||Thesis (Doctoral)|
|Award:||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Keywords:||Algebraic Number Theory; Local Fields; Hilbert Symbol; Field of Norms functor|
|Faculty and Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematical Sciences, Department of|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author|
|Deposited On:||29 Oct 2010 15:29|