In the present paper, we show the equality of the γ-factors defined by Jacquet, Piatetski-Shapiro and Shalika with those obtained via the Langlands-Shahidi method. Our results are new in the case of positive characteristic, where we establish a refined version of the local-global principle for GLn which has independent interest. In characteristic zero, the results are due to Shahidi. The comparison of γ-factors is made via a uniqueness result for Rankin-Selberg γ-factors.
- Automorphic L-functions
- Local factors