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Unit groups of infinite abelian extensions

Author: Warren May
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 25 (1970), 680-683
MSC: Primary 10.65
MathSciNet review: 0258786
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Abstract: Let $ F$ be a finite extension field of the rational numbers, $ Q$, and let $ K$ be an infinite abelian extension of $ F$. Let $ S$ be a finite set of prime divisors of $ Q$ including the Archimedean one. An $ S$-unit of $ K$ is a field element which is a local unit at all prime divisors of $ F$ which do not restrict on $ Q$ to a member of $ S$. It is shown that the group of $ S$-units of $ K$ is the direct product of the group of roots of unity of $ K$ with a free abelian group.

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Keywords: Infinite field extension, abelian field extension cyclotomic field extension, units
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