Indivisibility of class numbers of imaginary quadratic fields

Olivia Beckwith*

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We quantify a recent theorem of Wiles on class numbers of imaginary quadratic fields by proving an estimate for the number of negative fundamental discriminants down to - X whose class numbers are indivisible by a given prime ℓ and whose imaginary quadratic fields satisfy any given set of local conditions. This estimate matches the best results in the direction of the Cohen–Lenstra heuristics for the number of imaginary quadratic fields with class number indivisible by a given prime. This general result is applied to study rank 0 twists of certain elliptic curves.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20
Number of pages11
JournalResearch in Mathematical Sciences
Early online date9 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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