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Lecture on "Large Families of Subsets Arising from Woods Problem and Their Pseudorandomness"
DateandTime: 2018-05-16 18:41:36

Speaker: Liu Huaning, Professor, School of Mathematics, Northwest University, China

Date: May 18, 2018

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: 1044 Lecture Hall, Block B, Zhixin Building, Central Campus

Sponsor: the School of Mathematics


Let $q>2$ be an integer. For any integer $a$ with $(a,q)=1$, there exists unique integer $\overline{a}$ such that $1\leq \overline{a}\leq q$ and $a\overline{a}\equiv 1 \ (\bmod\ q)$. Let $\phi(q)$ be the Euler function, and let $\delta$ be a real constant with $0<\delta\leq 1$. In 1994 A. C. Woods asked whether the limit $$\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\frac{\displaystyle\left|\left\{a\in\mathbb{Z}: 1\leq a \leq q, (a,q)=1, |a-\overline{a}|<\delta q\right\}\right|}{\phi(q)}$$ exists as $q\rightarrow\infty$? Many authors have studied the problem and related. In this talk we introduce large families of subsets arising from Woods problem and study their cardinalities. Estimates of character sums over the subsets are given. We study the pesudorandom properties of the subsets and show that their well-distribution measures are very high.

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