DOCUMENTA MATHEMATICA, Vol. 16 (2011), 885-899

Trevor Arnold and Koopa Tak-Lun Koo

Change of Selmer Group for Big Galois Representations and Application to Normalization

The goal of this note is to prove, under some assumptions, a formula relating the Selmer groups of isogenous Galois representations. Local and global Euler-Poincaré characteristic formulas are key tools in the proof. With additional hypotheses, we use the isogeny formula to study how the formation of Selmer groups interacts with normalization of the coefficient ring and discuss how a main conjecture for a big Galois representation over a non-normal ring follows from a corresponding conjecture over the normalization.

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: 11R23, 11R34

Keywords and Phrases: Iwasawa theory, Selmer group, Galois cohomology

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