American Mathematical Society TranslationsSeries 2 1996; 91 pp; hardcover Volume: 172 ISBN10: 0821804456 ISBN13: 9780821804452 List Price: US$50 Member Price: US$40 Order Code: TRANS2/172
 This book presents papers that originally appeared in the Japanese journal Sugaku from the Mathematical Society of Japan. The papers explore the relationship between number theory and algebraic geometry. Readership Advanced graduate students and research mathematicians. Table of Contents  J.i. Igusa  On local zeta functions
 K. Nishioka  Mahler functions and transcendental numbers
 K. Kato  Generalizations of class field theory
 M. Miyanishi  Recent topics on open algebraic surfaces
 T. Oda  Recent topics on toric varieties
