By Igor R. Shafarevich, Miles Reid

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1, the points of X with coordinates in IF" correspond to solutions of the system of congruences Fi(T) == Omodp. Consider the map rp: An -+ An defined by rp(al. ,an) = (af, ... ,a~). This is obviously a regular map. The important thing is that it takes X c An to itself. Indeed, if a E X, that is, Fi(a) = 0, then since Fi(T) E IF,,[T], it follows from properties of fields of characteristic p that Fi(af, ... ,a~) = (Fi(at. ,an)t = O. The map rp: X -+ X obt~ed in this way is called the Frobenius map.

This is again a closed set. Indeed, if X is given by F;(T) = 0 and Y by Gj(U) = 0 then X x Y c Ar+B is defined by F;(T) = Gj(U} = O. Example 6. A set X a hypersurface. c An defined by one equation F(T1. 2. Regular Functions on a Closed Subset Let X be a closed set in the affine space An over the ground field k. Definition. A function I defined on X with values in k is regular if there exists a polynomial F(T} with coefficients in k such that I(x} = F(x} for all XEX. If f is a given function, the polynomial F is in general not uniquely determined.

S· e This function (either Z x (t) or (x (s )) is called the zeta function of X. We now find out how a regular map acts on the ring of regular functions on a closed set. We start with a remark concerning arbitrary maps between sets. If f: X -- Y is a map from a set X to a set Y then we can associate with every function u on Y (taking values in an arbitrary set Z) a function v on X by setting v(x) = u(f(x)). Obviously the map v: X -- Z is the composite of f: X -- Y and u: Y -- Z. We set v = f*(u), and call it the pullback of u.