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Special \(L\)-values of Drinfeld modules. (English) Zbl 1323.11039

From the text: We state and prove a formula for a certain value of the Goss \(L\)-function of a Drinfeld module. This gives characteristic-\(p\)-valued function field analogues of the class number formula and of the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture. The formula and its proof are presented in an entirely self-contained fashion.
In this paper we prove the following result.
Theorem 1. For every Drinfeld module \(E\) over \(R\) we have
\[ L(E/R) = \left[R: \exp_E^{-1} E(R)\right]\cdot | H(E/R)|. \]
Here \(L(E/R) :=\prod_{\mathfrak m}\frac{| R/\mathfrak m|}{| E(R/\mathfrak m)|}\in 1+T^{-1} k[[T^{-1}]]\), \(H(E/R)\)is defined to be the \(k[t]\)-module \(H(E/R) :=\frac{E(K_\infty)}{E(R)+\exp_E K_\infty}\) and is shown to be finite (Proposition 5).

MSC:

11G09 Drinfel’d modules; higher-dimensional motives, etc.
11M38 Zeta and \(L\)-functions in characteristic \(p\)
11F67 Special values of automorphic \(L\)-series, periods of automorphic forms, cohomology, modular symbols
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