A Weil-Barsotti formula for Drinfeld modules Academic Article uri icon


  • We study the group of extensions in the category of Drinfeld modules and Anderson's t-modules, and we show in certain cases that this group can itself be given the structure of a t-module. Our main result is a Drinfeld module analogue of the Weil-Barsotti formula for abelian varieties. Extensions of general t-modules are also considered, in particular extensions of tensor powers of the Carlitz module. We motivate these results from various directions and compare to the situation of elliptic curves. 2002 Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Papanikolas, M. A., & Ramachandran, N.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Papanikolas, MA||Ramachandran, N

publication date

  • February 2003