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By Wieb Bosma, John Cannon

This quantity celebrates the 1st decade of the pc Algebra process Magma. With a layout in response to the ontology and semantics of algebra, Magma permits clients to speedily formulate and practice calculations within the extra summary components of arithmetic. This booklet introduces the reader to the function Magma performs in complicated mathematical learn via 14 case stories which, ordinarily, describe computations underpinning new theoretical effects. The authors of the chapters have been selected either for his or her services within the specific box and for his or her cutting edge use of Magma. even supposing certainly not exhaustive, the themes diversity over a lot of Magma's insurance of algorithmic algebra: from quantity idea and algebraic geometry, through illustration concept and staff concept to a few branches of discrete arithmetic and graph concept. A uncomplicated advent to the Magma language is given in an appendix. The booklet is at the same time a call for participation to benefit a brand new programming language within the context of latest learn difficulties, and an exposition of the kinds of challenge that may be investigated utilizing computational algebra.

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I=1 Recall that a fractional ideal of ZK is a ZK -module a for which there is some d ∈ K such that da is an ideal in ZK . In particular, fractional ideals are, in general, neither ideals nor rings. By replacing ai ωi by (1/λi ai )(λi ωi ) for 0 = λi ∈ K (which does not change the sum), we see that in general 1. ωi ∈ / ZE 2. ai ⊂ ZK . Class field theory of global fields 35 Therefore, in general, integral elements will appear to have denominators (their coefficients are elements of some fractional ideal) and elements that appear to be integral may not be in ZE , if their integral coefficients are not contained in the proper coefficient ideals.

Since K is a finite extension, α is algebraic over Q, so α is a root of an irreducible polynomial f (t) ∈ Q[t] and as a field, we have an isomorphism K → Q[t]/ f : α → t. To create a number field in Magma∗ we reverse this process: we first define an irreducible polynomial f (t) and then use it to create K and α: Q := Rationals() ; Qt := PolynomialRing(Q ) ; f := t 3 −25 ; K := NumberField(f ) ; a3; > > > > > 25 Now we have a number field at our disposal. Note that K is not considered to be a subfield of the field of complex numbers C!

A ] | IsPrime(n ) ] ; E := [ Floor(A /p ) : p in P ] ; C := CartesianProduct([ [ e . #P ] | c [i ] ne 0 ]) ; if EulerPhi(DivisorSigma(1, nfn )) eq Facint(nfn ) then print nfn ; end if ; end for ; Here are some of the 25 new solutions we found (cf. [5]): 118879488 3889036800 1168272833817083904000000 148771996063925942112680411136 · 107 = 28 · 36 · 72 · 13 = 29 · 34 · 52 · 112 · 31 = 225 · 311 · 56 · 74 · 132 · 31 = 235 · 321 · 57 · 72 · 114 · 132 · 19 · 23 5 Class number relations The final examples concern the art of computing with character relations.

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