We study two types of character sums related to Terras graphs using the method ℓ-adic cohomology. These character sums also arise as traces of Frobenii of some two dimensional linear representations of a global function field. Detailed information about these Galois representations at ramified places are obtained from analysis of vanishing cycles. Consequently we give a complete description of the automorphic forms of which these character sums appear as Fourier coefficients. These character sums are shown to be equidistributed with respect to the Sato-Tate measure.
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|Published - Jan 1 2004
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics