Prahladh Harsha, Mrinal Kumar, Ramprasad Saptharishi, Madhu Sudan

We prove that the most natural low-degree test for polynomials over finite fields is ``robust'' in the high-error regime for linear-sized fields. Specifically we consider the ``local'' agreement of a function $f\colon \mathbb{F}_q^m \to \mathbb{F}_q$ from the space of degree-$d$ polynomials, i.e., the expected agreement of the function from univariate ... more >>>