Journal of K-theory: K-theory and its Applications to Algebra, Geometry, and Topology

Research Article

Analysis on arithmetic schemes. II

Ivan Fesenkoa1

a1 Department of Mathematics, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK,


We construct adelic objects for rank two integral structures on arithmetic surfaces and develop measure and integration theory, as well as elements of harmonic analysis. Using the topological Milnor K2-delic and K1×K1-delic objects associated to an arithmetic surface, an adelic zeta integral is defined. Its unramified version is closely related to the square of the zeta function of the surface. For a proper regular model of an elliptic curve over a global field, a two-dimensional version of the theory of Tate and Iwasawa is derived. Using adelic analytic duality and a two-dimensional theta formula, the study of the zeta integral is reduced to the study of a boundary integral term. The work includes first applications to three fundamental properties of the zeta function: its meromorphic continuation and functional equation and a hypothesis on its mean periodicity; the location of its poles and a hypothesis on the permanence of the sign of the fourth logarithmic derivative of a boundary function; and its pole at the central point where the boundary integral explicitly relates the analytic and arithmetic ranks.

(Received May 20 2008)

Key Words

  • topological Milnor K-groups;
  • explicit two-dimensional class field theory;
  • adeles for arithmetic schemes;
  • translation invariant integration and harmonic analysis;
  • two-dimensional adelic analysis;
  • zeta functions;
  • zeta integral;
  • analytic duality on arithmetic surfaces;
  • boundary term;
  • elliptic curves over global fields.