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Mathematics of Computation
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Zeros of 2-adic $L$-functions and congruences
for class numbers and fundamental units


Authors: Daniel C. Shanks, Patrick J. Sime and Lawrence C. Washington
Journal: Math. Comp. 68 (1999), 1243-1255
MSC (1991): Primary 11R11; Secondary 11S40
Published electronically: February 10, 1999
MathSciNet review: 1622093
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Abstract: We study the imaginary quadratic fields such that the Iwasawa $\lambda _{2}$-invariant equals 1, obtaining information on zeros of $2$-adic $L$-functions and relating this to congruences for fundamental units and class numbers.


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Daniel C. Shanks
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

Patrick J. Sime
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics & Comp. Sci., Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ 07006
Email: PSime@caldwell.edu

Lawrence C. Washington
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Email: lcw@math.umd.edu

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-99-01046-7
PII: S 0025-5718(99)01046-7
Keywords: Quadratic fields, $p$-adic $L$-functions
Received by editor(s): October 14, 1997
Published electronically: February 10, 1999
Additional Notes: The third author was partially supported by a grant from NSA, and also thanks the Institute for Advanced Study for its hospitality during part of the preparation of this paper.
Article copyright: © Copyright 1999 American Mathematical Society