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|Title: ||On Moments of Class Numbers of Real Quadratic Fields|
|Authors: ||Dahl, Alexander Oswald|
|Advisor: ||Blomer, Valentin|
|Keywords: ||analytic number theory|
real quadratic fields
binary quadratic forms
class group moments
|Issue Date: ||22-Jul-2010|
|Abstract: ||Class numbers of algebraic number fields are central invariants. Once the underlying field has an infinite unit group they behave very irregularly due to a non-trivial regulator. This phenomenon occurs already in the simplest case of real quadratic number fields of which very little is known.
Hooley derived a conjectural formula for the average of class numbers of real quadratic fields. In this thesis we extend his methods to obtain conjectural formulae and bounds for any moment, i.e., the average of an arbitrary real power of class numbers. Our formulae and bounds are based on similar (quite reasonable) assumptions of Hooley's work.
In the final chapter we consider the case of the -1 power from a numerical point of view and develop an efficient algorithm to compute the average for the -1 class number power without computing class numbers.|
|Appears in Collections:||Master|
Department of Mathematics - Master theses
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