Nagoya Mathematical Journal

L-functions of p-adic characters

Christopher Davis and Daqing Wan

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Abstract

We define a p-adic character to be a continuous homomorphism from 1+tFq[[t]] to Zp. For p>2, we use the ring of big Witt vectors over Fq to exhibit a bijection between p-adic characters and sequences (ci)(i,p)=1 of elements in Zq, indexed by natural numbers relatively prime to p, and for which lim ici=0. To such a p-adic character we associate an L-function, and we prove that this L-function is p-adic meromorphic if the corresponding sequence (ci) is overconvergent. If more generally the sequence is Clog-convergent, we show that the associated L-function is meromorphic in the open disk of radius qC. Finally, we exhibit examples of Clog-convergent sequences with associated L-functions which are not meromorphic in the disk of radius qC+ϵ for any ϵ>0.

Article information

Source
Nagoya Math. J., Volume 213 (2014), 77-104.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 31 October 2013

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.nmj/1383240638

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1215/00277630-2379114

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3290686

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1292.11074

Subjects
Primary: 11G40: $L$-functions of varieties over global fields; Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture [See also 14G10]
Secondary: 13F35: Witt vectors and related rings

Citation

Davis, Christopher; Wan, Daqing. $L$ -functions of $p$ -adic characters. Nagoya Math. J. 213 (2014), 77--104. doi:10.1215/00277630-2379114. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.nmj/1383240638


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