Quaternion Algebras
 
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ISBN13:9783030574673
ISBN10:3030574679
Binding:Paperback
No. of pages:885 pages
Size:235x155 mm
Weight:1371 g
Language:English
Illustrations: 67 Illustrations, black & white; 2 Illustrations, color
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Quaternion Algebras

 
Edition number: 1st ed. 2021
Publisher: Springer
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This open access textbook presents a comprehensive treatment of the arithmetic theory of quaternion algebras and orders, a subject with applications in diverse areas of mathematics. Written to be accessible and approachable to the graduate student reader, this text collects and synthesizes results from across the literature. Numerous pathways offer explorations in many different directions, while the unified treatment makes this book an essential reference for students and researchers alike.

Divided into five parts, the book begins with a basic introduction to the noncommutative algebra underlying the theory of quaternion algebras over fields, including the relationship to quadratic forms. An in-depth exploration of the arithmetic of quaternion algebras and orders follows. The third part considers analytic aspects, starting with zeta functions and then passing to an idelic approach, offering a pathway from local to global that includes strong approximation. Applications of unit groups of quaternion orders to hyperbolic geometry and low-dimensional topology follow, relating geometric and topological properties to arithmetic invariants. Arithmetic geometry completes the volume, including quaternionic aspects of modular forms, supersingular elliptic curves, and the moduli of QM abelian surfaces.

Quaternion Algebras encompasses a vast wealth of knowledge at the intersection of many fields. Graduate students interested in algebra, geometry, and number theory will appreciate the many avenues and connections to be explored. Instructors will find numerous options for constructing introductory and advanced courses, while researchers will value the all-embracing treatment. Readers are assumed to have some familiarity with algebraic number theory and commutative algebra, as well as the fundamentals of linear algebra, topology, and complex analysis. More advanced topics call upon additional background, as noted, though essential concepts and motivation arerecapped throughout.

Long description:

This open access textbook presents a comprehensive treatment of the arithmetic theory of quaternion algebras and orders, a subject with applications in diverse areas of mathematics. Written to be accessible and approachable to the graduate student reader, this text collects and synthesizes results from across the literature. Numerous pathways offer explorations in many different directions, while the unified treatment makes this book an essential reference for students and researchers alike.



Divided into five parts, the book begins with a basic introduction to the noncommutative algebra underlying the theory of quaternion algebras over fields, including the relationship to quadratic forms. An in-depth exploration of the arithmetic of quaternion algebras and orders follows. The third part considers analytic aspects, starting with zeta functions and then passing to an idelic approach, offering a pathway from local to global that includes strong approximation. Applications of unitgroups of quaternion orders to hyperbolic geometry and low-dimensional topology follow, relating geometric and topological properties to arithmetic invariants. Arithmetic geometry completes the volume, including quaternionic aspects of modular forms, supersingular elliptic curves, and the moduli of QM abelian surfaces.



Quaternion Algebras encompasses a vast wealth of knowledge at the intersection of many fields. Graduate students interested in algebra, geometry, and number theory will appreciate the many avenues and connections to be explored. Instructors will find numerous options for constructing introductory and advanced courses, while researchers will value the all-embracing treatment. Readers are assumed to have some familiarity with algebraic number theory and commutative algebra, as well as the fundamentals of linear algebra, topology, and complex analysis. More advanced topics call upon additional background, as noted, though essential concepts andmotivation are recapped throughout.



?The book contains a huge amount of interesting and very well-chosen exercises. ? This ?encyclopedic? character of the text may play an important role both as a guide to some special topics and as a source of information for both students and those whose research in related fields creates a need to familiarize themselves with the knowledge of the case when quaternion algebras are relevant.? (Juliusz Brzeziński, Mathematical Reviews, September, 2022)
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction.- 2. Beginnings.- 3. Involutions.- 4. Quadratic Forms.- 5. Ternary Quadratic Forms.- 6. Characteristic 2.- 7. Simple Algebras.- 8. Simple Algebras and Involutions.- 9. Lattices and Integral Quadratic Forms.- 10. Orders.- 11. The Hurwitz Order.- 12. Ternary Quadratic Forms Over Local Fields.- 13. Quaternion Algebras Over Local Fields.- 14. Quaternion Algebras Over Global Fields.- 15. Discriminants.- 16. Quaternion Ideals and Invertability.- 17. Classes of Quaternion Ideals.- 18. Picard Group.- 19. Brandt Groupoids.- 20. Integral Representation Theory.- 21. Hereditary and Extremal Orders.- 22. Ternary Quadratic Forms.- 23. Quaternion Orders.- 24. Quaternion Orders: Second Meeting.- 25. The Eichler Mass Formula.- 26. Classical Zeta Functions.- 27. Adelic Framework.- 28. Strong Approximation.- 29. Idelic Zeta Functions.- 30. Optimal Embeddings.- 31. Selectivity.- 32. Unit Groups.- 33. Hyperbolic Plane.- 34. Discrete Group Actions.- 35. Classical Modular Group.- 36. Hyperbolic Space.- 37. Fundamental Domains.- 38. Quaternionic Arithmetic Groups.- 39. Volume Formula.- 40. Classical Modular Forms.- 41. Brandt Matrices.- 42. Supersingular Elliptic Curves.- 43. Abelian Surfaces with QM.