High-entropy dual functions over finite fields and locally decodable codes
Forum of Mathematics, Sigma , Volume 9 - Issue e19
We show that for infinitely many primes p, there exist dual functions of order k over Fnp that cannot be approximated in L∞-distance by polynomial phase functions of degree k−1. This answers in the negative a natural finite-field analog of a problem of Frantzikinakis on L∞-approximations of dual functions over N (a.k.a. multiple correlation sequences) by nilsequences.