International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 839695, 14 pages
Research Article

Linear Independence of q-Logarithms over the Eisenstein Integers

1Mathematisches Institut, Universität zu Köln, Weyertal 86-90, 50931 Köln, Germany
2Department of Mathematics, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 3000, 90014 Oulu, Finland

Received 16 July 2009; Accepted 28 March 2010

Academic Editor: Kenneth Berenhaut

Copyright © 2010 Peter Bundschuh and Keijo Väänänen. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


For fixed complex q with |q|>1, the q-logarithm Lq is the meromorphic continuation of the series n>0zn/(qn-1),|z|<|q|, into the whole complex plane. If K is an algebraic number field, one may ask if 1,Lq(1),Lq(c) are linearly independent over K for q,cK× satisfying |q|>1,cq,q2,q3,. In 2004, Tachiya showed that this is true in the Subcase K=, q, c=-1, and the present authors extended this result to arbitrary integer q from an imaginary quadratic number field K, and provided a quantitative version. In this paper, the earlier method, in particular its arithmetical part, is further developed to answer the above question in the affirmative if K is the Eisenstein number field (-3), q an integer from K, and c a primitive third root of unity. Under these conditions, the linear independence holds also for 1,Lq(c),Lq(c-1), and both results are quantitative.