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Semin Yoo (유세민), Combinatorics of Euclidean spaces over finite fields

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM KST

Room B232, IBS (기초과학연구원)

$q$-analogues of quantities in mathematics involve perturbations of classical quantities using the parameter $q$, and revert to the original quantities when $q$ goes $1$. An important example is the $q$-analogues of binomial coefficients, denoted by $\binom{n}{k}_{q}$, which give the number of $k$-dimensional subspaces in $\mathbb{F}_{q}^{n}$. When $q$ goes to $1$, this reverts to the binomial coefficients which measure the number of $k$-sets in $\left [ n \right ]$.

In this talk, we add one more structure in $\mathbb{F}_{q}^{n}$, which is the Euclidean quadratic form: $\text{dot}_{n}:=x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}+\cdots+x_{n}^{2}$. It turns out that the number of quadratic subspaces of Euclidean type in $(\mathbb{F}_{q}^{n},\text{dot}_{n})$ can be described as the form of the analogue of binomial coefficients. The main goal of this talk is to define the dot-analogues of the binomial coefficients and to study related combinatorics. No prior knowledge about the theory of quadratic form is required.


Tuesday, July 20, 2021
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM KST
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Room B232
IBS (기초과학연구원)


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IBS 이산수학그룹 Discrete Mathematics Group
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