Embedding covers and the theory of frobenius fields

Dan Haran*, Alexander Lubotzky

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We show that the theory of Frobenius fields is decidable. This is conjectured in [4], [8] and [13], and we prove it by solving a group theoretic problem to which this question is reduced there. To do this we present and develop the notion of embedding covers of finite and pro-finite groups. We also answer two other problems from [8], again by solving a corresponding group theoretic problem: A finite extension of a Frobenius field need not be Frobenius and there are PAC fields which are not Frobenius fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-202
Number of pages22
JournalIsrael Journal of Mathematics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1982


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