## Abstract

We study isogeny classes of Drinfeld A-modules over finite fields k with commutative endomorphism algebra D, in order to describe the isomorphism classes in a fixed isogeny class. We study when the minimal order A[π] of D generated by the Frobenius π occurs as an endomorphism ring by proving when it is locally maximal at π, and show that this happens if and only if the isogeny class is ordinary or k is the prime field. We then describe how the monoid of fractional ideals of the endomorphism ring E of a Drinfeld module ϕ up to D-linear equivalence acts on the isomorphism classes in the isogeny class of ϕ, in the spirit of Hayes. We show that the action is free when restricted to kernel ideals, of which we give three equivalent definitions, and determine when the action is transitive. In particular, the action is free and transitive on the isomorphism classes in an isogeny class which is either ordinary or defined over the prime field, yielding a complete and explicit description in these cases, which can be implemented as a computer algorithm.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 381-410 |

Number of pages | 30 |

Journal | Journal of Algebra |

Volume | 644 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 15 Apr 2024 |

## Keywords

- Algorithms for Drinfeld modules
- Drinfeld modules
- Endomorphism rings
- Gorenstein rings
- Isogeny classes