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Title  On the number of points of algebraic sets over finite fields  Author(s)  Gilles Lachaud, Robert Rolland  Type  Article in Journal  Abstract  Abstract We determine upper bounds on the number of rational points of an affine or projective algebraic set defined over an extension of a finite field by a system of polynomial equations, including the case where the algebraic set is not defined over the finite field by itself. A special attention is given to irreducible but not absolutely irreducible algebraic sets, which satisfy better bounds. We study the case of complete intersections, for which we give a decomposition, coarser than the decomposition in irreducible components, but more directly related to the polynomials defining the algebraic set. We describe families of algebraic sets having the maximum number of rational points in the affine case, and a large number of points in the projective case.  ISSN  00224049 
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022404915001231 
Language  English  Journal  Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra  Volume  219  Number  11  Pages  5117  5136  Year  2015  Edition  0  Translation 
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