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I am a professor at the University of Michigan. In 20132014 I am on leave from Michigan, and I am at ShingTung Yau's Mathematical Sciences Center attached to Tsinghua University.
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Weil's Riemann Hypothesis for dummies?
You might like to look into Stichtenoth's book "Algebraic function fields and codes", which gives a completely selfcontained exposition of the Riemann hypothesis for curves and all material leading up to it. It is completely algebraic and nongeometric, but it does get to Weil's Riemann hypothesis very quickly starting from nothing. 
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Weil's Riemann Hypothesis for dummies?
@Dustin: yes, see my answer. 
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The equation $f(x)=f(a^n)^k$ always has a solution in $\mathbb{Q}$
The question was copied verbatim from the website Rodgrigo pointed to. It seems strange that the OP did not mention the question's source, or that a solution was given at that source. 
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awarded  Curious 
Jun 29 
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Relations among the height of algebraic numbers
Related question: mathoverflow.net/questions/64643/… 
Jun 29 
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Relations among the height of algebraic numbers
This is not possible unless you bound the degrees of a and b as well. The trace of $a+1$ is $\text{tr}(a)+\text{deg}(a)$. 
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Quadratic twist of curve defined over finite field
An elementary exposition of twists in the case of curves over finite fields is Proposition 5.2.8 of Stichtenoth's book "Algebraic Function Fields and Codes". The proof there is essentially Chebotarev's fieldcrossing argument, and makes the proof of the function field analogue of Chebotarev's density theorem seem quite natural, which might be helpful for thinking about the proof in the number field case. 
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Lagrange Interpolation and integer polynomials
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answered  Lagrange Interpolation and integer polynomials 
May 26 
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Enumerating certain types of permutation polynomials
I want to clarify that the current (7th) version of this question is internally inconsistent. For $q=3$ there are 31555584 permutations $f$ of $GF(q^3)$ which satisfy conditions (1) and (2). The OP's assertion that there are only 3852 such permutations is wrong. It appears that the OP did not compute these permutations, but got the number 3852 from the number of perfect matchings in the incidence graph of $PG(2,3)$. So the real question is to find the mistake in the OP's proof (given in version 7 of the question) that the number of such permutations equals the number of perfect matchings. 
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Maximal separable extension of $\mathbb F_q((t))$
@user76758: thanks for the correction. To salvage something of what I said, I just wanted to make the simple observation that the absolute Galois group of $\overline{\mathbf{F}_q}((t))$ is a subgroup of the absolute Galois group of $\mathbf{F}_q((t))$, and that we can say things about the former absolute Galois group. 
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Maximal separable extension of $\mathbb F_q((t))$
Three comments: first, $K^{sep}=L^{sep}$ where $L:=\overline{\mathbf{F}_q}((t))$. Second, every finite Galois extension of $L$ is totally ramified, with Galois group being a semidirect product of a normal $p$subgroup by a cyclic primeto$p$ subgroup. Third, such semidirect products do not correspond to composita of field in the way you suggest, since your condition forces the group to be a direct product rather than a semidirect product. 
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Automorphism group of an affine curve
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Automorphism group of an affine curve
Fixed a previously wrong answer 
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Automorphism group of an affine curve
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answered  Automorphism group of an affine curve 
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Is $x^px+1$ always irreducible in $F_p[x]$?
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Is $x^px+1$ always irreducible in $F_p[x]$?
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