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A stable arithmetic regularity lemma in finite abelian groups

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  • UserCaroline Terry (University of Chicago)
  • ClockThursday 14 February 2019, 14:30-15:30
  • HouseMR12.

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Abstract: The arithmetic regularity lemma for Fpn (first proved by Green in 2005) states that given $A\subseteq \F_pn$, there exists $H\leq \F_pn$ of bounded index such that $A$ is Fourier-uniform with respect to almost all cosets of $H$. In general, the growth of the index of $H$ is required to be of tower type depending on the degree of uniformity, and must also allow for a small number of non-uniform elements. Previously, in joint work with Wolf, we showed that under a natural model theoretic assumption, called stability, the bad bounds and non-uniform elements are not necessary. In this talk, we present results extending this work to stable subsets of arbitrary finite abelian groups. This is joint work with Julia Wolf.

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