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On polynomials of special form over a finite field of odd characteristic attaining the Weil bound. (English. Russian original) Zbl 1127.11080
Math. Notes 78, No. 1, 14-22 (2005); translation from Mat. Zametki 78, No. 1, 16-25 (2005).
Let $$q=p^l$$ and $$Q=q^m$$, where $$p$$ is a prime, $$l$$ and $$m$$ are positive integers, $$m\geq 2$$, and let $$\mathbb{F}_p\subseteq \mathbb{F}_q\subseteq \mathbb{F}_Q$$ be the finite fields of order $$p$$, $$q$$, and $$Q$$, respectively. In [Russ. Math. Surv. 52, No. 2, 271–284 (1997); translation from Usp. Mat. Nauk 52, No. 2, 31–44 (1997; Zbl 0928.11052)] the authors described a class of polynomials $$f(x)\in \mathbb{F}_Q[x]$$ of the form $f(x)=\sum_{s=0}^{\lfloor m/2\rfloor} a_sx^{1+q^s}$ with nonconstant trace, for which the absolute value of the trigonometric sum $S(f)=\sum_{x\in \mathbb{F}_Q} \exp(2\pi i Tr(f(x))/p)$ takes the maximum value. For many examples Weil’s bound $| S(f)| \leq (\deg(f)-1)Q^{1/2}$ is attained.
In [Math. Notes 72, No. 2, 152–157 (2002); translation from Mat. Zametki 72, No. 2, 171–177 (2002; Zbl 1043.11080)] the authors continued their study of $$S(f)$$ for the case $$p=2$$. In both papers they reduce $$S(f)$$ to sums of quadratic forms.
In the paper under review they continue their study for the case of odd $$p$$. The construction of polynomials for which the Weil bound is attained is based on the construction of cyclic matrices of a given rank. Dickson polynomials of the second kind play an essential role in the study of such matrices.
##### MSC:
 11T23 Exponential sums 11T06 Polynomials over finite fields
##### Keywords:
finite fields; trigonometric sums; Weil’s bound; polynomials
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