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14 we have ν(W4 ) ≥ 6 and hence λ(W4 ) = ν(W4 )/γ(W4 ) ≥ 6/4 = 3/2. 18. i) One can calculate precisely the genus of all fields Fn in the tower W4 . These calculations are long and very technical, see [30]. For instance, one obtains the formula g(Fn ) = 2n+1 + 1 − (n + 2 · [n/4] + 15) · 2(n−3)/2 for n ≡ 1 mod 2. ii) For p a prime number, one has the following lower bound for the quantity A(p3 ) which is due to Zink (see [61]): A(p3 ) ≥ 2(p2 − 1)/(p + 2). So the tower W4 gives a proof of this bound in the particular case p = 2.

P ∈V (F ) Proof. 64]. Dividing the inequality above by 2·[Fn : F0 ] and letting n → ∞, we obtain the desired result. 9. Let F = (F0 , F1 , F2 , . ) be a tower with a finite ramification locus V (F), and suppose that all places P ∈ V (F) are tame in F. Then γ(F) ≤ g(F0 ) − 1 + 1 · 2 deg P. P ∈V (F ) 20 Towers of Function Fields Proof. By Dedekind’s different theorem, the different exponent of a tamely ramified place Q|P satisfies d(Q|P ) = e(Q|P ) − 1, and hence we can choose cP := 1 for each place P ∈ V (F).

13 that #Z(T3 ) ≥ #S = 2(p − 1). It follows from the work of N. ]. 4) satisfied by Deuring’s polynomial is proved by using Gauss’ hypergeometric differential equation. This idea of using certain differential equations to control rational places in tame towers was taken again by Beelen-Bouw, providing a more systematic technique for the search for asymptotically good tame towers. 5 in [24]. A. Garcia and H. , they are all defined recursively by an equation ϕ(Y ) = ψ(X) with two rational functions ϕ(Y ) ∈ Fq (Y ) and ψ(X) ∈ Fq (X).