13. Apr 2023
The density of polynomials of degree n over Zp that have exactly r roots in Qp
Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory Seminar
Datum: 13. April 2023 |
Sprecher: Stevan Gajovic , MPIM Bonn
Veranstaltungsort: Heinzel Seminar Room (I21.EG.101), Office Building West, ISTA
Let f be a random polynomial in Zp[x] of degree n. We determine the density of such polynomials f having exactly r roots in Qp. We also determine the expected number of roots of monic polynomials f in Zp[x] of degree n, and, more generally, the expected number of sets of exactly d elements consisting of roots of such f. We show that these densities are rational functions in p and discuss the remarkable symmetry phenomenon that occurs and some asymptotic results. This is joint work with Manjul Bhargava, John Cremona, and Tom Fisher.