TY - JOUR

T1 - The number of $\mathbb{F}_p$-points on Dwork hypersurfaces and hypergeometric functions

AU - McCarthy, Dermot

PY - 2017/4/3

Y1 - 2017/4/3

N2 - We provide a formula for the number of $\mathbb{F}_{p}$-points on the Dwork hypersurface
$$x_1^n + x_2^n \dots + x_n^n - n \lambda \, x_1 x_2 \dots x_n=0$$ in terms of a $p$-adic hypergeometric function previously defined by the author. This formula holds in the general case, i.e for any $n, \lambda \in \mathbb{F}_p^{*}$ and for all odd primes $p$, thus extending results of Goodson and Barman et al which hold in certain special cases.

AB - We provide a formula for the number of $\mathbb{F}_{p}$-points on the Dwork hypersurface
$$x_1^n + x_2^n \dots + x_n^n - n \lambda \, x_1 x_2 \dots x_n=0$$ in terms of a $p$-adic hypergeometric function previously defined by the author. This formula holds in the general case, i.e for any $n, \lambda \in \mathbb{F}_p^{*}$ and for all odd primes $p$, thus extending results of Goodson and Barman et al which hold in certain special cases.

U2 - 10.1186/s40687-017-0096-y

DO - 10.1186/s40687-017-0096-y

M3 - Article

JO - Research in the Mathematical Sciences

JF - Research in the Mathematical Sciences

ER -