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Student Arithmetic

Date:  Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Location:  3866 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Title:  Using equi-characteristic zeta functions in practice

Abstract:   Anyone who played with any kind of zeta functions (i.e., some combinatorial generating function) would agree that they are useful in computing some arithmetic invariants. If not, this talk would be an introduction on how to use some zeta functions in practice.

Classical zeta functions such as the Riemann zeta function are of "mixed characteristic", and I will explain what this terminology means. Zeta functions I will focus on are much easier to think about and they are "of equi-characteristic" and I will explain this terminology means. This is an extremely elementary talk, so in theory, anyone who has taken Math 116 and got an A+ should be able to follow most of it.


Speaker:  Gilyoung Cheong
Institution:  UM

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