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A family of cyclic quartic fields arising from modular curves

Author: Lawrence C. Washington
Journal: Math. Comp. 57 (1991), 763-775
MSC: Primary 11R16; Secondary 11G05
MathSciNet review: 1094964
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Abstract: We study a family of cyclic quartic fields arising from the covering of modular curves $ {X_1}(16) \to {X_0}(16)$. An integral basis and a fundamental system of units are found. It is shown that a root of the quartic polynomial we construct is a translate of a cyclotomic period by an integer of the quadratic subfield of the quartic field.

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