The Large Sieve And Its Applications - Arithmetic Geometry, Random Walks And Discrete Groups - Kowalski Emmanuel
Cambridge University Press (2008)
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Arithmetical algebraic geometry, Discrete Groups, MATHEMATICS / Number Theory, Random walks (Mathematics), Sieves (Mathematics)

Among the modern methods used to study prime numbers, the 'sieve' has been one of the most efficient. Originally conceived by Linnik in 1941, the 'large sieve' has developed extensively since the 1960s, with a recent realization that the underlying principles were capable of applications going well beyond prime number theory. This book develops a general form of sieve inequality, and describes its varied applications, including the study of families of zeta functions of algebraic curves over finite fields; arithmetic properties of characteristic polynomials of random unimodular matrices; homological properties of random 3-manifolds; and the average number of primes dividing the denominators of rational points on elliptic curves. Also covered in detail are the tools of harmonic analysis used to implement the forms of the large sieve inequality, including the Riemann Hypothesis over finite fields, and Property (T) or Property (tau) for discrete groups.

Product Details
LoC Classification QA242.5 .K69 2008
Dewey 512.73
Format Hardcover
Cover Price 50,00 €
No. of Pages 316
Height x Width 240 x 159 mm