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The purpose of this paper is to derive the Hasse-Weil zeta function of a special class of Algebraic varieties based on a generalization of the Markoff equation. We count the number of solutions to generalized Markoff equations over finite fields first by using the group structure of the set of automorphisms that generate solutions and in other cases by applying a slicing method from the two-dimensional cases. This enables us to derive a generating function for the number of solutions over the degree k extensions of a fixed finite field giving us the local zeta function. We then create an Euler product of our local zeta functions for fields of prime order for all prime numbers similar to the derivation of the Riemann-zeta function.
Algebraic varieties; Finite fields; Functions; Zeta; Hasse-weil; Local zeta function; Markoff equation; Markov processes; Mariscal; Juan; Zeta function
Algebraic Geometry | Mathematics
Mariscal, Juan, "The Zeta Function of Generalized Markoff Equations over Finite Fields" (2012). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1593.