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The Faltings height and normed modules

Posted by Martin Orr on Saturday, 31 December 2011 at 15:31

In this post I shall give the definition of the Faltings height of an abelian variety over any number field. Last time we did this over \mathbb{Q} only, and we used two properties of \mathbb{Q}: the integers are a PID and there is only one archimedean place. To do things more generally, we will introduce the technology of normed modules and their degrees.

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