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Without Skolem–Mahler–Lech Theorem? [on hold]

Using Skolem–Mahler–Lech theorem one can easily prove the $\displaystyle \lim_{n\to +\infty}\left|\Re\left(\frac{1+i\sqrt{7}}{2} \right)^n\right| =+\infty$. Is there a "simple way" to prove this ...
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Is there an algebraic number that cannot be expressed using only elementary functions?

(this is basically a repost of a question I asked at M.SE last year) Is there an explicit real algebraic number (such that we can write its minimal polynomial and a rational isolating interval) that ...
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how to visualize the class number of an imaginary quadratic field?

Let me detail the title of the question. I'm trying to give students an intuition of what the class number is. Let $K=\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-d})$, with $d>0$ a square-free integer, be a quadratic ...
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Countable sets of permutations of an infinite binary sequence

Being motivated by this recent post of mine, I am thinking about the base 2 decimal expansion of irrational algebraic numbers. My main question is whether or not the reasoning I outline below ...
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The minimum genus of a family of degree $12$ algebraic curves which comes from the resultant of two quartic polynomials

Let $f(t)$ be a rational normal cubic curve in $\mathbb{P}^3$ (it is not contained in any plane) and also we assume that this cubic curve passes through two points $(0,0,0)$ and $(1,0,0)$. By an easy ...
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Number Field Sieve for factorization with non-monic non-linear polynomial. Can't understand calculating ideal valuations

There is a paper "Factoring integers with the number field sieve" (download it here, for example). I can't understand how they reason the correctness of computing ideal valuations in the case of ...
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Old question of Serre on discriminants of a sequence of polynomials

Let $P_n(t)$ be polynomials with integer coefficients with $d_n = \deg(P_n(t))$ going to infinity when $n$ goes to infinity and with nonzero discriminants $disc(P_n(t)) \neq 0$. Question: Is $$ ...
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Can there be a power basis for a totally real field of high degree?

A number field $K$ is said to have a power basis if there is an $\alpha \in K$ such that the full ring of integers $O_K$ is the $\mathbb{Z}$-linear span of ...
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Characterize the set of roots of cubics with certain properties

Let $P(x)\in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ be an irreducible polynomial of degree $3$. Suppose that $\alpha_1, \alpha_2, \alpha_3$ are roots of $P(x)$. For what such $P(x)$ is it the case that the ring of integers ...
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Is there an excplicit number field of definition for an Abelian Variety $A/\mathbb{C}$ with CM?

Consider a simple abelian variety $A/\mathbb{C}$ with sufficiently many CMs by $\mathcal{O}$, where $\mathcal{O}$ is an order in a CM field $K$. Specifically, $K$ is a CM field of degree $2g$, where ...
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Elements of finite order of $\mathrm{PGL}(n,\mathbb{Q})$

For some research work, I need to know the classification of elements of finite order of $\mathrm{PGL}(n,\mathbb{Q})$, up to conjugation. Since I essentially need $n\le 4$, I think that I can show it ...
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Asymptotics for algebraic numbers of height less than one

The question. Is an asymptotic equivalent known or conjectured for the number $N(d)$ of $\alpha \in \bar{\mathbb{Q}}$ with $h(\alpha) < 1$ and $[\mathbb{Q}(\alpha):\mathbb{Q}] \leq d$? The rather ...
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A problem on Algebraic Number Theory, Norm of Ideals

A problem on Algebraic Number Theory $K$ and $L$ are number fields over $\Bbb Q$.($\Bbb Q$ is rational number field) $K\subseteq L$. $\mathcal{O}_K$ is the ring of integers of $K$. and ...
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Ideal classes fixed by the Galois group

Let $K$ be a number field and let $G$ be the group of automorphisms of $K$ over $\mathbf Q$. The group $G$ acts in a natural way on the ideal class group of $K$. I would like to know if there are any ...
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Multiplicativity of the Ideal Norm

I asked this question on StackExchange twice, and was never able to get an answer. This is not quite a research-level question, but it is sufficiently difficult and interesting from a pedagogical ...
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A question on linear forms

Let $K/\mathbb{Q}$ be a fixed number field of degree $n$, and let $\sigma_1, \cdots, \sigma_n$ denote the distinct embeddings of $K$ into $\mathbb{C}$. Suppose that $\alpha_1, \cdots, \alpha_{r}$ are ...
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Is formula valid for relating $\pi$ with ALL of its OEIS A002485(n)/A002486(n) convergents?

Could anyone try to prove that the below conjectured formula is valid for relating $\pi$ with ALL of its convergents - those, which are described in OEIS via A002485(n)/A002486(n) ? $$(-1)^n\cdot(\pi ...
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Factors of the polynomial $X^n-a$

I am interested in the polynomial $X^n-a$ in $\mathbb{Q}[X]$, for some $a\in \mathbb{Q}^*$, and would like to know the irreducible factors of it. Is there something in the literature which gives a ...
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Constructing quintic number fields with certain splitting behaviour

I am looking for number fields $K$ which satisfy the following properties: $[K:\mathbb{Q}]=5$. The Galois closure of $K$ has Galois group $S_5$. For each prime $p$ which ramifies in $K$, there ...
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Time-line until the publicaton of Weil of “Numbers of solutions of equations in finite fields”

In "On the history of the Weil Conjectures" Dieudonné says: "Appropriately enough, the story, as with so many problems in number theory, begins with Gauss...". C. F. Gauss, Disquisitiones ...
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A letter from J. P. Serre

Which is the letter where J. P. Serre present "Analogues Kählériens de certaines conjectures de Weil" to Weil?
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How frequently is 3 a cubic residue mod primes in an arithmetic progression?

Suppose $(a,3q)=1$ and $a\equiv 1\pmod 3$. Are there infinitely many primes $p\equiv a\pmod {3q}$ such that $3$ is a cubic nonresidue modulo $p$? Or, an equivalent formulation using quadratic forms: ...
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Why do noncocompact arithmetic Kleinian groups have quadratic trace fields?

I realize there are a few different ways of going about proving this, depending on one's background, but there's a particular number theoretic aspect that I am just blanking on, and can't seem to find ...
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Origin of number theoretic invariants associated to hyperbolic 3-manifolds

I've been studying number theoretic methods of classifying hyperbolic 3-manifolds for over a year now. In particular, there is are the trace field, invariant trace field, quaternion algebra, and ...
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On the conductor of the Groessencharacter of a CM elliptic curve

Let $K$ be a quadratic imaginary field. Let $L$ be a number field which contains $K$ and let $E/L$ be an elliptic curve defined over $L$ with complex multiplication by $K$, i.e. such that ...
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Independent units in pure number fields $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt[p]{t})$

Theorem: In this paper of Frei and Levesque, they correct the proof of a result of Halter-Koch and Stender: Define the real pure algebraic number field $\mathbb{K}=\mathbb{Q}(\omega_n)$ for ...
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Connection of Galois representation and arithmetic geometry

This is might be a dumb question. There are lots of Galois representations which arise naturally from geometric objects, for example, Galois representations attached to elliptic curves. I know that ...
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Class number of real maximal subfield of cyclotomic fields

Let $p$ be a prime number and $h_p^+$ the class number of $\mathbb{Q}(\zeta_p + \zeta_p^{-1})$. What is known about the values of $p$ for which $h_p^+ = 1$? Are there infinitely many? Finitely many? ...
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What is the explicit eigenvalues of Hilbert modular forms?

Let $F$ be a totally real number field and let $I$ denote the set of embeddings $\tau:F\to \mathbb{R}.$ Let $k=(k_\tau)\in\mathbb{Z}^I_{>0}$ and suppose all the $k_\tau$'s have the same parity. Let ...
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Conjecture on irrational algebraic numbers

Conjecture: For every irrational algebraic number $q$ and natural number $b$, the representation of $q$ on base $b$ contains all the digits $[0,\dots,b-1]$. Questions: Has this conjecture been ...
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closed form expression for an infinite series

Is there any closed form expression for the infinite sum $\sum_{n \geq 0}q^{n(n+1)/2}(1+q)(1+q^2)\cdots(1+q^n)u^n$ where both $q$ and $n$ are variables and $n \in N \cup {0}$?
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Chinese Remainder Theorem backwards

I have the following situation, that is much alike the Chinese Remainder Theorem. Let $\phi_d(\alpha)$ be the $d^{th}$ cyclotomic polynomial in the variable $\alpha$ (I'm not specifying the ...
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Iwasawa theory: Do these $\mu$-invariants of a number field coincide?

Let $k$ be a number field and let $k_\infty$ be the cyclotomic $\mathbf{Z}_p$-extension of $k$. Put $\Gamma=G(k_\infty/k)\cong \mathbf{Z}_p$, $\Lambda=\mathbf{Z}_p[[\Gamma]]$. Let $S$ be a finite set ...
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Class number for binary quadratic forms discriminant $\Delta$ to class number $\mathbb Q(\sqrt \Delta)$

Jyrki Lahtonen has suggested I write a blog post relating binary quadratic forms to quadratic field class numbers, ...
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Derivative of Class number of real quadratic fields

Let $\Delta$ be a fundamental quadratic discriminant, set $N = |\Delta|$, and define the Fekete polynomials $$ F_N(X) = \sum_{a=1}^N \Big(\frac{\Delta}a\Big) X^a. $$ Define $$ f_N(X) = ...
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Finding a suitable number

Let $n,m$ be two positive integers. By $r_n$ we denote the largest prime not exceeding $n$. If $r_n\leq m\leq n$ and $q$ is the largest prime factor of $n!/m!$ such that $q\geq 17$ and $q\geq n-m+3$, ...
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Unique factorization in a quadratic extension of $Z_p$ [closed]

Let $\mathbf{Z}_{(p)}$ denote the ring of all rational numbers whose denominators in lowest terms are not divisible by the integer prime $p$. (This is normally described as the localization at $p$.) ...
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GL(2) Local Langlands and Artin's L-function

The context I am thinking of mainly is GL(2), and accordingly, the degree 2 Artin L-function. But comments about GL(n) in general are also welcome. In light the local Langlands correspondence, what ...
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Degree 17 number fields ramified only at 2

The number $17$ is the smallest odd number that occurs as the degree of a number field $K/\mathbb{Q}$ for which the only finite prime that ramifies is $2$. The non-existence for $n < 17$ follows ...
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Are there any simple, interesting consequences to motivate the local Langlands correspondence?

Let's pretend that we know local Langlands at a fairly high level of generality... i.e. we know something along the lines of: Let $G=\mathbf{G}(F)$ be the group of $F$-points of a connected ...
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Positive primes represented by indefinite binary quadratic form

Neil Sloane asked me about commands in computer languages to find the (positive) primes represented by indefinite binary quadratic forms. So I wrote something in C++ that works. This is for the OEIS, ...
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Positive Primes represented by an indefinite binary form, reducing poly degree from 8 to 4

In his lovely answer at Positive primes represented by indefinite binary quadratic form Noam found that a (positive) odd prime $p$ is represented by the indefinite form $x^2 + 13 x y - 9 y^2$ if and ...
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unit group of biquadratic fields

In the unit group of a real biquadratic field, what is the index of the product of the unit groups of its three quadratic subfields? Is the index 1 if discriminant of these three subfields are always ...
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Where can I find the article of A. Borel: “Values of zeta-functions at integers, cohomology and polylogarithms”? [closed]

Where on the internet can I find this article? I know that it is in this book: Current trends in mathematics and physics, Narosa, New Delhi, 1995.
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Is my field algebraically closed?

For a field $L$, let $\widetilde L$ be the splitting field of all irreducible polynomials over $L$ having prime-power degree. Question: Do we have $\widetilde{\mathbf Q}=\overline{\mathbf Q}$? ...
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Isogenies in multidimensional formal groups

Let $K/\mathbb{Q}_p$ be a local field, $A$ the ring of integers of K, $\pi$ a uniformizer element for $A$, $F$ an n-dimensional formal group with coefficients in $A$ and $f$ an endomorphism of $F$. ...
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Examples of specializations of elementary symmetric polynomials

Let $\mathcal{S}_{x}=\{x_{1,},x_{2},\ldots x_{n}\}$ be a set of $n$ indeterminates. The $h^{th}$elementary symmetric polynomial is the sum of all monomials with $h$ factors \begin{eqnarray*} ...
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Neukirch's papers and theorem

Have any of Neukirch's papers on anabelian geometry been translated? I'm mostly interested in: Kennzeichnung der p-adischen und der endlichen algebraischen Zahlkörper (1969) Kennzeichnung der ...
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Proportion of irreducible polynomials $P$ such that $\mathbf Z[X]/(P)$ is the ring of integers of $\mathbf Q[X]/(P)$

I know that number fields have been the object of many statistical experiments. Is there some kind of heuristics for the following? Fix a degree $d$ and fix a bound $N$ on the coefficients of a monic ...
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Degree of Kummer extensions of number fields

Let $K$ be a number field and $a\in K^*$ of infinite order in $K^*$. How do I show that $$[K(\sqrt[n]{a},\zeta_n):K]\geq C\cdot n\cdot\varphi(n)$$ holds for all positive integers $n$, with a positive ...