## Abstract

Let K = F _{q} (T) and A = F _{q} [T]. Suppose that φ is a Drinfeld A-module of rank 2 over K which does not have complex multiplication. We obtain an explicit upper bound (dependent on φ) on the degree of primes p of K such that the image of the Galois representation on the p-torsion points of φ is not surjective, in the case of q odd. Our results are a Drinfeld module analogue of Serre's explicit large image results for the Galois representations on p-torsion points of elliptic curves (Serre, Propriétés galoisiennes des points d'ordre fini des courbes elliptiques, Invent. Math. 15 (1972), 259-331; Serre, Quelques applications du théorème de densité de Chebotarev, Inst. Hautes Etudes Sci. Publ. Math. 54 (1981), 323-401.) and are unconditional because the generalized Riemann hypothesis for function fields holds. An explicit isogeny theorem for Drinfeld A-modules of rank 2 over K is also proven.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 17-45 |

Number of pages | 29 |

Journal | Nagoya Mathematical Journal |

Volume | 234 |

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State | Published - 1 Jun 2019 |