Conference paper
2nd IMT-GT Regional Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Their Applications 2006
• 2006

The exponential sum associated with f is defined aswhere the sum is taken over a complete set of residues modulo q and let x = (x1, x2, ... , xn) be a vector in the space Zn with Z ring of integers and q be a positive integer, f a polynomial in x with coefficients in Z. The value of S(f; q)has been shown to depend on the estimate of the cardinality |jV|, the number of elements contained in the setwhere fx is the partial derivative of f with respect to x = (x1, x2, ..., xn). This paper will give an explicit estimate of |V| for polynomial f(x; y) in Zp[x; y] of degree five. Earlier authors have investigated similar polynomials of lowerdegrees. The polynomial that we consider in this paper is as follows:The approach is by using p-adic Newton Polyhedron technique associated with this polynomial.