VOL. 86 | 2020 Construction of elliptic $\mathfrak{p}$-units
Werner Bley, Martin Hofer

Editor(s) Masato Kurihara, Kenichi Bannai, Tadashi Ochiai, Takeshi Tsuji

Adv. Stud. Pure Math., 2020: 79-111 (2020) DOI: 10.2969/aspm/08610079


Let $L/k$ be a finite abelian extension of an imaginary quadratic number field $k$. Let $\mathfrak{p}$ denote a prime ideal of $\mathcal{O}_k$ lying over the rational prime $p$. We assume that $\mathfrak{p}$ splits completely in $L/k$ and that $p$ does not divide the class number of $k$. If $p$ is split in $k/\mathbb{Q}$ the first named author has adapted a construction of Solomon to obtain elliptic $\mathfrak{p}$-units in $L$. In this paper we generalize this construction to the non-split case and obtain in this way a pair of elliptic $\mathfrak{p}$-units depending on a choice of generators of a certain Iwasawa algebra (which here is of rank 2). In our main result we express the $\mathfrak{p}$-adic valuations of these $\mathfrak{p}$-units in terms of the $p$-adic logarithm of an explicit elliptic unit. The crucial input for the proof of our main result is the computation of the constant term of a suitable Coleman power series, where we rely on recent work of T. Seiriki.


Published: 1 January 2020
First available in Project Euclid: 12 January 2021

Digital Object Identifier: 10.2969/aspm/08610079

Primary: 11G15 , 11G16 , 11R27

Keywords: Coleman power series , Elliptic units , Iwasawa theory

Rights: Copyright © 2020 Mathematical Society of Japan


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