Curves over finite fields (BM)
Collegejaar:  20162017 

Studiegidsnummer:  4373CRVFF 
Docent(en): 

Voertaal:  Engels 
Blackboard:  Ja 
EC:  6 
Niveau:  400 
Periode:  Semester 2 
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Description
In this course, we study the rational points on curves over finite fields : they are solutions of some polynomial equations and we are particularly interested in their number. We introduce and use various tools to give bounds on the number of such points : algebraic geometry, zeta functions, …
We motivate this study by explaining various applications (to coding theory, to cryptography, to exponential sums, …) and we give many examples. We will also investigate some statistical aspects, such as the average number of points on certain families of curves.
Examination
The homework assignments will count for 25% of the final grade
The midterm exam will contribute a further 25%
And the final exam will account for the remaining 50%
Prerequisites
Algebra 1, 2, 3.
Literature
Handouts of slides, partial lecture notes and research papers will be provided during the course.
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Mathematics  Master  2  
Wiskunde  Bachelor  2 