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A refined notion of arithmetically equivalent number fields, and curves with isomorphic Jacobians

Research paper by Dipendra Prasad

Indexed on: 10 Sep '14Published on: 10 Sep '14Published in: Mathematics - Number Theory



Abstract

We construct examples of number fields which are not isomorphic but for which their idele class groups are isomorphic. We also construct examples of projective algebraic curves which are not isomorphic but for which their Jacobian varieties are isomorphic. Both are constructed using an example in group theory provided by Leonard Scott of a finite group $G$ and subgroups $H_1$ and $H_2$ which are not conjugate in $G$ but for which the $G$-module ${\mathbb Z}[G/H_1]$ is isomorphic to ${\mathbb Z}[G/H_2]$.