Hokkaido University Preprint Series in Mathematics
We study central hyperplane arrangements with integral coefficients modulo positive integers q. We prove that the cardinality of the complement of the hyperplanes is a quasi-polynomial in two ways, first via the theory of elementary divisors and then via the theory of the Ehrhart quasi-polynomials. This result is useful for determining the characteristic polynomial of the corresponding real arrangement. With the former approach, we also prove that intersection lattices modulo q are periodic except for a finite number of q’s.