Opened 5 years ago

## #18865 new defect

# Can't make ring homomorphism from ring of integers to a residue field

Reported by: | robharron | Owned by: | |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | sage-6.8 |

Component: | number fields | Keywords: | Ring of integers, homset, residue field |

Cc: | Merged in: | ||

Authors: | Reviewers: | ||

Report Upstream: | N/A | Work issues: | |

Branch: | Commit: | ||

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### Description

It doesn't seem possible to create a ring homomorphism from an order in a number field to a residue field of the number field. For instance:

sage: K.<a> = NumberField(x^2-2) sage: OK = K.ring_of_integers() sage: P = K.primes_above(3)[0] sage: kappa = P.residue_field() sage: abar = kappa.gen() sage: im = [g.polynomial().change_ring(ZZ)(abar) for g in OK.gens()] sage: iota = OK.hom(im)

raises "TypeError?: images do not define a valid homomorphism".

Now, if instead you pass "check=False" to OK.hom, you of course get an iota, but you are unable to evaluate it:

sage: iota = OK.hom(im, check=False) sage: iota(K.gen())

This raises "TypeError?: unsupported operand parent(s) for '*': 'Rational Field' and 'Residue field in abar of Fractional ideal (3)'". I tried being clever and doing:

sage: iota(OK(K.gen()))

but got the same error. Tracing it back, when sage tries to evaluate iota at an element a, it calls a._im_gens_(kappa, im) and this is totally wrong for this homset. Rather it is meant for homomorphisms between number fields. Basically, it looks like we need a function _im_gens_ for OrderElement? types. It should take the element a written out in the basis given by OK.gens() and replace the basis elements with the element in im.

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