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### Fields whose algebraic closure is a finite extension [duplicate]

It is well-known that the complex numbers $\mathbb{C}$ is a degree two extension of $\mathbb{R}$, where one possible minimal polynomial is $x^2 + 1$. Further, $\mathbb{C}$ is algebraically closed.
...

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### What are some open problems regarding elliptic curves in finite fields?

I accept that my question seems so vague and broad, and I already looked into some similar questions in MO. But I would like to learn specifically about some open problems and conjectures regarding ...

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### How to calculate log or exp of a value in GF(2^n) using log/exp table of GF((2^k)^m) where n=k*m?

Consider Galois fields $\mathbb{F}_{2^n}$ and $\mathbb{F}_{2^k}$, where $n=km$, and $\mathbb{F}_{2^k}$ is a ground field of $\mathbb{F}_{2^n}$.
I’d appreciate pointers to papers or suggestions on:
...

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### $(n-2)$-blocking sets in $AG(n,2)$

Let's define $k$-blocking set in affine space $AG(n,q)$ a set that meets every coset (translate of subspace) of dimension $k$.
I have seen a lot work related to minimal $(n-1)$-blockings set.
...

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### How to evaluate this function in F_p efficiently?

For the positive prime integer $p$, Let $\mathbb{F}_p=\{0,1,\cdots, p-1\}$ be the finite field of order $p$.
For $x\in \mathbb{F}_p$, define $f_p(x)$ to be the maximum element in the set $\{ x^n+x^{-...

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### Reinterpreting Galois descent over finite fields

This question is indirectly related to my previous question Is an elliptic curve that is isomorphic to its Frobenius conjugate defined over $\mathbb{F}_p$?
Let $\mathbb{F}_{q^n}/\mathbb{F}_q$ be an ...

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### A $k \times n$ matrix with a lot of invertible $k \times k$ submatrices over $\mathbb{F}_2$

In the appendix of the paper by Tolhuizen (
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=841182) there is a very fast and easy probabilistic proof that for $k=cn$ where $c \in [0,1]$ is fixed, ...

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### A question on vector space over finite field

Let $\mathbb{F}_{2^\sigma}$ be a finite field of $\sigma$-bit elements, and use $\mathbb{F}_{2^\sigma}^{\ell}$ to denote an $\ell$-dimensional vector space over $\mathbb{F}_{2^\sigma}$. Let $V$ be a ...

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### Order of zeros for sparse polynomials mod $p$

It is a fairly well known fact that sparse polynomials $f(x)$ cannot have large order zeros other than at $x=0$. If $f(x)=a_1x^{r_1}+\cdots+a_kx^{r_k}$ then at $c
\neq 0$, $f$ has a zero of order at ...

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### Computations of some character sums/zeta function

I'm currently trying to "compute" the zeta function of some hyperelliptic curves over a finite field (of odd characteristic). Precisely, let $b\in\mathbb{F}_q^\times$ be a non zero element (I also ...

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### Minimal expression of 0 as a sum of kth powers in a finite field

Let $l=\min\{s\in \mathbb{N}|0\in s\cdot (\mathbb{F}_{p^n}^\times)^k\}$. Is any information known about this number already as a function of $k$? Any reference would be greatly appreciated!

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### Are $E_n$-operads not formal in characteristic not equal to zero?

This is a short question:
Is it just unproven folklore (yet), or is it definitively known that $E_n$-operads are not formal, if the characteristic of the underlying field is not equal to zero?

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### A question about polynomial over finite field

For the positive integer $m$, let $n=\varphi(m)$ denote the totient of $m$.
Given a rational prime $p$ such that $p\equiv 1 \bmod m$, let $A=\{a_1,\cdots, a_n\}\subseteq \mathbb{F}_p$ denote the set ...

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### When is Chevalley Warning's bound best possible?

Chevalley Warning's theorem (a form of) states that any homogeneous form over a finite field of degree $d$ in more than $d$ variables has a nontrivial zero in the field. However, for diagonal forms, ...

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### Counting abelian varieties over finite fields in a given isogeny class

Let $f(x) \in \mathbb Z[x]$ be a monic polynomial of degree $g$ with all roots having absolute value $\sqrt{q}$. How many principally polarized abelian varieties over $\mathbb F_q$ have $f(x)$ as the ...

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### About the rank of a Pell equation-related matrix

I have a question about the solution of Pell-equation over a prime field.
I want prove that the matrix $M$ is of rank $\frac{p-1}{2}$, with $M=(m_{i,j})\in\left(\mathbb{Z}/(p^p-1)\mathbb{Z} \right)^{(...

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### Interpolating a polynomial when we permute part of $y_i$'s

Let $\vec{x}=[x_1,...,x_n]$ be elements of field $\mathbb{Z}_p$, where $p$ is a large prime. $x_i \neq x_j$, $x_i \in \mathbb{Z}_p$. Note $x_i$ values are NOT picked uniformly random and they are ...

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### Number of linearly bisected subsets in finite vector space $F_2^n$

We consider the $n$-dimenstional finite vector space $\mathbb{F}_2^{n}$ over the finite field of two elements. For a subset $A\subseteq \mathbb{F}_2^{n}$ of even size $|A|=2m$ and a linear form $l\in(\...

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### Conjugation in associative algebras over finite fields

Let $A$ be a finite dimensional associative algebra (with unity) over a finite field $F$. Let $L$ be a field extension of $F$. Suppose that after extending scalars to $L$, two elements $a,b$ of $A$ ...

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### Can we define a height function for a variety over a finite field?

That is, is there a way to measure the complexity of a point over a finite field the same way we do it over number fields?

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### What is the permutation group generated by those three given morphisms of the affine space $\mathbb{F}_q^3$?

Let $\mathbb{A}^3 = \mathbb{F}_q^3$. Consider the following three functions $\mathbb{A}^3\to\mathbb{A}^3$:
\begin{eqnarray*}
h: (x, y, z) &\mapsto& (x, y, xy - z) \\
u: (x, y, z) &\mapsto&...

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### Solutions to system of polynomial equations over finite fields

If $P_1$, $P_2$, ..., $P_m$ are $n$-variate homogeneous polynomials of degree d over a finite field $F_q$, where $q$ is much larger than $d$, but much smaller than $n$, then do we know good lower ...

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### When does composing polynomials reduce the degree?

Let $\mathbb{F}$ be the field of size 2. For a function $f : \mathbb{F}^n \to \mathbb{F}$, let $d(f)$ be the smallest integer such that there exists a degree-$d(f)$, $n$-variate, multilinear ...

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### A question on representation of graphs

Take a complete graph $K_n$. You want to assign a vectors from $\Bbb F_2^d$ to every edge such that sum of vectors in every simple cycle does not sum to $0$ vector. The question is what is minimum $d$ ...

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### Enumerator Polynomials for Linear Anytime Codes

Let $C = \{c \in \mathbb{F}^n_2 : Hc=0\}$ be a binary linear code where $H \in \mathbb{F}^{k \times n}_2$ is a block lower-triangular matrix of full rank called the parity-check matrix of $C$. Clearly ...

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### Proving inequation with ceilings in Finite Field of characteristic $p$

Take $ui = pt_i +j_i$ where $p$ is a prime number and $u(p-r) \equiv 1 $ $(\mbox{mod p})$ for positive integers $1 \le i, r, j_i\le p-1$ and $t_i \ge 0$. How can I prove that:
\begin{equation}
...

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### References for modular curves over finite fields [closed]

I'm looking for a detailed reference for modular curves over finite fields, such as $X(N)$, $X_1(N)$, and $X_0(N)$. There seems to be a lot of literature dealing with them over $\mathbb{C}$, but I'm ...

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### The significance of the Parvaresh-Vardy curve

Even though this seems like a computer science question, it is purely mathematical and concerns polynomials and curves over finite fields.
Consider the Parvaresh-Vardy list decoder.
As I understand ...

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### When is $f(x^d)$ irreducible?

Let $f(x)$ be an irreducible polynomial of degree $n$ over a finite field $\mathbb F_p$. What can we say about $f(x^d)$? When is it irreducible ?

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### Obstruction to get a galois invariant cycle

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over a finite field $k$, $G=Gal(\bar{k}/k)$ and $\Gamma\in CH^i(\bar{X})$ such that:
$cl(\Gamma) \in H_{et}^{2i}(\bar{X},\mathbb{Z}_l(i))^G$ and
$\exists$ $...

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### non-intersecting families of subspaces

Given $V$, a vector space over a finite field $F$ of size $k$, if $\dim(V)=m$, and $r$ divides $m$, there exists a family of $r$-dimensional subspaces, whose size is equal to $(k^m-1)/(k^r-1)$ and ...

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### How does one calculate/estimate/guarantee the girth of a non-Abelian Cayley graph?

This question is in reference to this other question,
Can someone point out references (or explain!) which give techniques of being able to prove for any Cayley graph this property of having a girth ...

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### An upper bound on the number of sets of parallel lines covering points in a finite plane?

Let $\mathbb{F}$ be a finite field of characteristic $2$. Let $L_m$ denote the set of lines in $\mathbb{F}^2$ with slope $m\in\mathbb{F}$, that is, all parallel lines of the form $y=mx+b$. Consider a ...

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### Finite field “contour” sum

Let $\Bbb{F}_q$ be a finite field. Choose a non-square $\delta \in \Bbb{F}_q^*$
and form the quadratic extension $\Bbb{F}_q\big( \sqrt{\delta} \, \big)$. For
an element $z \in \Bbb{F}_q\big( \sqrt{\...

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### Uncountable cardinals and Prufer $p$-groups

Let $A$ be an elementary Abelian uncountable $p$-group. Is it known if there is an action of a Prufer $q$-group (here $q$ is a prime not necessarily distinct from $p$) $C_{q^{\infty}}$ onto $A$ such ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Binary algebra, is it possible to partition the elements in GF(2^12) into 65 subgroups closed under addition?

The set of all binary vectors with 12 components forms a field with 2^12 elements containing 000000000000 and another 65*63 elements. Is it possible to partition these elements into 65 subgroups of 63 ...

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### What is the best known lower bound for: $\max_{2\leq i\leq p-1}(ord_n(i)) $?

Given an in integer $n$, and let $p$ be its smallest prime divisor (you can assume that $p$ is very large ). Let $ord_n(i)$ denotes the order of $i$ as an element of $\Bbb Z_n^*$ the multiplicative ...

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### Polynomial generated with primitive element modulo p

This question is equivalent to the question "Normal basis in cyclotomic number fields" that I asked recently. I am posing this question because maybe in this format somebody can have an answer:
Let $...

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### Applications of small Kakeya sets over finite fields

It was proved by Dvir that a Kakeya set in $\mathbb{F}_q^n$ has size at least $q^n/n!$, a bound which was later improved to $q^n/2^n$.
For $n = 2$ and $q$ odd the exact bound is $q(q+1)/2 + (q-1)/2$ ...

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### Invariant subspaces of an $F_2$-representation of the affine linear group of dimension 1

Let $p$ be an odd prime (large if it matters) and let $G= Aff(\mathbb{F}_{p^2}) \cong \mathbb{F}_{p^2} \rtimes \mathbb{F}_{p^2}^*$ be the affine linear group acting on $\mathbb{F}_{p^2}$ by $x\mapsto ...

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### Does the fundamental group identify group structure on subvarieties of products of curves?

Let $C_1,\dots, C_n$ be smooth curves over $\overline{\mathbb F}_p$, not necessarily proper. Let $X$ be a subvariety of $C_1 \times \dots \times C_n$. I'm interested in the natural map:
$$ \pi_1^{ab}(...

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### Fixed space of the square of a symmetric matrix over $\mathbb{F}_2$

Let $M$ be an invertible symmetric $2n \times 2n$ matrix with entries in the finite field $\mathbb{F}_2$. Is $\mathrm{Ker}\ (M^2 - I_{2n})$ necessarily even dimensional?

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### Can we give efficiently the solution of a bilinear system of equations over a finite field?

Consider a finite field $F$ and suppose we have a system of equations
$$h_1(\alpha,\beta)=0,h_2(\alpha,\beta)=0,...,h_t(\alpha,\beta)=0$$
where $\alpha=(\alpha_1,...,\alpha_s)$ and $\beta=(\beta_1,.....

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### Units in a finite semisimple group algebra

Let $G$ be a finite group and $k$ a finite field, with the characteristic of $k$ not dividing the order of $G$. Then $kG$ is a finite semisimple group algebra with the interesting property that an ...

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### Zero as a repeated permanental root for a matrix over a finite field

All,
Suppose $A \in Mat(n, \mathbb{F}_{q})$ for $q$ prime, $q \geq 5$, and $n \geq 2^{q-2}$ . Let $\pi_A(x)$ be the permanental polynomial for $A$. That is,
\begin{equation*}
\pi_{A}(x)=per(xI-A).
\...

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### Counting couples of square-free polynomials over finite fields

I have a curve defined by the following equations over the finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$ with $q=p^r$ with $p \geq 3$:
$$C_{h_1,h_2}:\begin{cases} y_1^2=h_1(t) & \\
y_2^2=h_2(t) &...

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### Picking codewords that are close

I posted this question in http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1142698/picking-codewords-that-are-close a week back.
Let $[n,k,d]$ be a linear code over $\Bbb F_q$ with minimum distance $d$ and ...

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### Geometric vs combinatorial motives over Spec Z

Consider the category of reduced schemes of finite type over $\mathbb{Z}$. Take the Grothendieck group of this category, i.e. the free abelian group on isomorphism classes, modulo the usual "syzygy" ...

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### cohomology of orthogonal (or general linear) group over finite fields

Let $\mathbb{Z}_2=\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$. Let
$$
O(\mathbb{Z}_2^{\oplus k})=\{A\mid A \text{ is a } k\times k \text{ - matrix with entries } 0,1, det(A)=\pm 1\}
$$
What is $$
H^*(BO(\mathbb{Z}_2^{\...

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### Counting points on Hessenberg varieties over a finite field

Let $G$ be an connected reductive group over finite field $k$. I will assume that $\text{char}(k)$ is very good for $G$ (or even larger, if preferred). Let $B\subset G$ be a Borel subgroup defined ...