Israel Journal of Mathematics

, Volume 85, Issue 1, pp 103–133

Effective counting of the points of definable sets over finite fields


DOI: 10.1007/BF02758639

Cite this article as:
Fried, M.D., Haran, D. & Jarden, M. Israel J. Math. (1994) 85: 103. doi:10.1007/BF02758639


Given a formula in the language of fields we use Galois stratification to establish an effective algorithm to estimate the number of points over finite fields that satisfy the formula

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CaliforniaIrivneUSA
  2. 2.School of Mathematical SciencesRaymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael