Title: A Sum Product theorem over finite fields
Abstract: Let A be a finite subset of a field F. Define A+A and AA to
be the set of pairwise sums and products of elements of A,
respectively. We will see a theorem of Bourgain, Katz and Tao that
shows that if neither A+A nor AA is much bigger than A, then A must be
(in some well-defined sense) close to a subfield of F.
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Description:
Title: A Sum Product theorem over finite fields
Abstract: Let A be a finite subset of a field F. Define A+A and AA to
be the set of pairwise sums and products of elements of A,
respectively. We will see a theorem of Bourgain, Katz and Tao that
shows that if neither A+A nor AA is much bigger than A, then A must be
(in some well-defined sense) close to a subfield of F.