Finite fields and TGD

Pitkänen, Matti Finite fields and TGD. [Preprint] (Unpublished)

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TGD involves geometric and number theoretic physics as complementary views of physics. Almost all basic number fields: rationals and their algebraic extensions, p-adic number fields and their extensions, reals, complex number fields, quaternions, and octonions play a fundamental role in the number theoretical vision of TGD.

Even a hierarchy of infinite primes and corresponding number fields appears. At the first level of the hierarchy of infinite primes, the integer coefficients of a polynomial $Q$ defining infinite prime have no common prime factors. $P=Q$ hypothesis states that the polynomial $P$ defining space-time surface is identical with a polynomial $Q$ defining infinite prime at the first level of hierarchy.

However, finite fields, which appear naturally as approximations of p-dic number fields, have not yet gained the expected preferred status as atoms of the number theoretic Universe. Also additional constraints on polynomials $P$ are suggested by physical intuition.

Here the notions of prime polynomial and concept of infinite prime come to rescue. Prime polynomial $P$ with prime order $n=p$ and integer coefficients smaller than $p$ can be regarded as a polynomial in a finite field. The proposal is that all physically allowed polynomials are constructible as functional composites of prime polynomials satisfying $P=Q$ condition.

Item Type:Preprint
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics > QC01 Quantum mechanics
ID Code:445
Deposited By: Dr Matti Pitkänen
Deposited On:06 Nov 2022 08:29
Last Modified:06 Nov 2022 08:29

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