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### Is $\liminf \frac{\sigma_{k}(n)}{n}$ finite for every $k$?

Can someone show me how to prove that $$\liminf_{n \to \infty} \frac{\sigma_{k}(n)}{n} < \infty$$ for every natural number $k$? Or is this problem open?
Here, ...

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### “Forthcoming paper” of Goldston-Graham-Pintz-Yıldırım

The above-named authors of [1] and its (significantly different) published version [2] write:
In a forthcoming paper, we will show how the methods here can be extended to prove corresponding ...

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### Distribution of residue classes of totients of (univariate) polynomials

Let $\phi$ denote Euler's totient function and $f$ a non-constant univariate polynomial with integer coefficients such that $f(u) \in \mathbf N^+$ for all $u \in \mathbf N^+$ (assume $f$ is ...

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### Equidistribution of representations by a binary cubic form

Let $f(x,y)\in\mathbb{Z}[x,y]$ be a binary cubic form with nonzero discriminant, and for a positive integer $m$ consider the integral representations $f(x,y)=m$. Assume that the number of ...

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### Upper density of the set of $n$'s such that $p(n)$ is prime, where $p$ is polynomial

The starting point for this question is the following (false) statement
$\forall n\in \mathbb{N} (n^2 + n + 41 \text{ is prime}).$
Given a polynomial function $p:\mathbb{N} \to ...

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### Bounded discrepancy multiplicative functions

A rather specific question, concerning the second remark of Tao in
...

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### Finite Ramanujan expansions over a finite field

I'm wondering if we could have an analogy in finite fields. After all, the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) has been generalized to finite fields as well (with essentially identical properties as in ...

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### Infinitely many irreducible polynomials of the form f(X^2) + X mod 3?

Are there infinitely many polynomials $f \in \mathbb{F}_3[X]$ for which $f(X^2) + X$ is irreducible?

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### Best known zero-free region for Dirichlet $L$-functions in the $q$-aspect

It is classical that there is a $c > 0$ such that for all Dirichlet characters $\chi$ except for at most one exception, one has that $L(s,\chi)$ has no zeroes for $\sigma > 1 - \frac{c}{\log{q} ...

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### A (weak?) lower bound on primes in arithmetic progressions in short intervals

I was wondering if the following could be established by the methods that go into e.g. Linnik:
$\textbf{Claim. } \text{Let $\chi$ be a nonprincipal quadratic character of conductor $q$, and (e.g.) $c ...

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### Approximations to the Mertens function

The Mertens function $M(x)$ is the summatory Möbius function i.e.
$$M(x) = \sum_{k=1}^{x} \mu (k)$$
The conjecture that $M(x) = \mathcal{O}\left(x^{\frac{1}{2} + \epsilon}\right)$ was shown to be ...

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### Ramanujan conjecture and covariance of Kloosterman sums

There has been interest in moments and covariances/correlations of Kloosterman sums $S(m,n,c)=\sum_{ad=1\ (\text{mod}\ c)} e(\frac{ma+nd}{c})$ like
$\sum_{m\in\mathbb F_c} S(m,n,c)^k$, ...

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### Explicit bounds for exceptional zeros and/or $L(1,\chi)$ for real $\chi$

I would like to have an explicit upper bound (that is, one with explicit constants) for a possible real zero $\beta$ for $L(1,\chi)$ for real Dirichlet characters $\chi$. I need such a bound for real ...

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### Least prime for which a square-free integer is a non-residue

Suppose $a$ is a square-free integer and $\left(\frac{a}{p}\right)=1$ for the primes $p\leq k$. I'll call $a$ a quasi-square of order $k$. What I am interested in is the maximum value of $k$ in terms ...

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### Goldbach's problem in algebraic number fields [duplicate]

Are there any results on the representation of numbers in algebraic number fields as the sum of primes in the ring of integers in that field? There are some results for Waring's problem in other ...

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### Easiest way to see that $\zeta_{\mathbb{Z}[i]}(s) = \zeta(s) L(s, \chi)$?

As the question suggests, what is the easiest way to see that$$\zeta_{\mathbb{Z}[i]}(s) = \zeta(s)L(s, \chi)?$$Here, $\chi$ is the homomorphism $(\mathbb{Z}/4\mathbb{Z})^\times \to \mathbb{C}^\times$ ...

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### Analogue of Dirichlet $L$-function for $\mathbb{F}_q[T]$, does $L_c(s, \chi)$ necessarily equal $1$?

Consider an analogue of Dirichlet $L$-function for $\mathbb{F}_q[T]$. Let $g \in \mathbb{F}_q[T]$, $g \neq 0$, let $\chi: (\mathbb{F}_q[T]/(g))^\times \to \mathbb{C}^\times$ be a homomorphism, let $c ...

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### Number of prime numbers in a range

Denote by $A_n$ the number of prime numbers between $n$ and $n + \log n$.
Is it true that $A_n < const$?
UPD: Is it true that $A_n > \log \log n$ (or something another) for infinite number ...

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### Logarithmic integral, $π(x)$ and $x/(\ln x)$

The function $\text{Li}$ (logarithmic integral) is defined for $x>0$
by
$$
\text{Li}(x)=\int_2^{x}\frac{dt}{\ln t}.
$$
The prime number theorem, proven by Hadamard and de la Vallée-Poussin in 1896 ...

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### Approximation to a certain Weyl-sum

Let $ S(\alpha)=\sum_{x\leq X}\sum_{y\leq Y}e \left(\alpha x y^3 \right)$, for some $X,Y \geq 1$ and write $\alpha = a/q + \beta$ for $(a,q)=1$, as usual.
For the 'classical' cubic Weyl-sum ...

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### Does the Euler product for $L(s,\chi_4)$ also converge in the right half of the critical strip?

This question expands on this one from MSE.
In the literature about Dirichlet $L$-series, I found that their Euler products:
$$L(s, \chi) =\prod_p \bigg(\frac {1}{1-\frac{\chi(p)}{p^s}} \bigg)$$
...

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### Best known bounds on certain exponential sums

What are the best bounds currently known for the following exponential sum:
$$\sum_{x < p \le 2x} e(\alpha p^k)$$
for values of $\alpha$ far from a rational with small denominator. ($p$ refers ...

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### Can we find two positive integers $n$ and $m$ ($n,m>1$) such that $n^\pi = m$? [duplicate]

I came across this apparent random question in some math questions website. At first, i thought it was easy to show that there are not integer solutions to this equation, but then i realized that the ...

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### Do relaxed Liouville functions violate Chowla's conjecture?

Let $\lambda$ be the Liouville function. One version of Chowla's conjecture says that for each set of distinct natural numbers $h_1 , \dots , h_k$,
$$\sum_{n\leq x} \lambda(n+h_1) \dots ...

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### What is the analytic conductor of this Hecke L-function?

Following Iwaniek and Kowalski, S5.10, page 130 we consider an angle character $\xi_k$ on the Gaussian integers $\mathbb Z[i]$ defined by
$ \xi_k(\mathfrak a) = \left(\frac{\alpha}{|\alpha|}\right)^k ...

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### Representation numbers of numerical semigroups

I've been playing around with numerical semigroups lately. I'm pretty new to this stuff, so I apologize in advance if my notation is non-standard. Fix positive integers $x_1,\dots,x_r$ with ...

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### Iwaniec-Kowalski Exponential Sum for Quadratic Function

I am reading about 'Exponential Sums' in the book 'Analytic Number Theory' by Iwaniec and Kowalski. On page 199 they mention the bound:
$$|S_f(N)|^2 \le N +2N^2q^{-1}+4(N+q)\log q \tag{1}$$
where, ...

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### Product of $\tau(k)$

How do we show that
$$\prod\limits_{k=1}^{n} \tau(k) = 2^{n (\log \log n + C) +
\phi(n)},$$
where $\tau(k)$ is the number of divisors of $k$, the constant $C$ is given by
$$C = \gamma + \sum_{\nu ...

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### Liouville's function and Legendre Symbols

Suppose $p$ is a prime and let $\left(\frac{a}{p}\right)$ denote the Legendre symbol modulo $p$. If $a$ is not a perfect square, then one expects some cancellation in ...

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### Rankin-Selberg for Maass form GL(3)xGL(2)

Let $F$ be a Maass cusp form for $\mathrm{SL}(3,\mathbb{Z})$ (level 1 trivial character).
Let $g$ be a Maass cusp form for $\Gamma_0(N)$ with character $\chi$ mod $N$. For convenience, you may assume ...

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### On the number of consecutive divisors of an integer

Define for $n \in \mathbb{N}$ the function $$\tau_1(n):=\sum_{\substack{d|n, \\ d+1|n}}1,$$ i.e. the number of consecutive divisors of an integer. The average of $\tau_1(n)$ is $1$ since $$\sum_{n\leq ...

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### Mean value estimate $ \frac{1}{T} \int_0^T | \zeta( \tfrac{1}{2} + it)|^2 \, dt = \log \frac{T}{2\pi } + (2\gamma - 1) + O(T^{\delta})$

I was browsing through the recent paper of Bourgain and Watt on mean value estimates of the Riemann zeta function on the critical line.
$$ \frac{1}{T} \int_0^T | \zeta( \tfrac{1}{2} + it)|^2 \, dt = ...

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### Related to derivative of Modified Bessel I function wrt the order

I recently met some problems related to the modified Bessel I funtions. Let $I(\nu,x):=I_\nu(x)$, and $I'_\nu(\nu,x):=\dfrac{\partial}{\partial \nu}I(\nu,x)$.
Using maple, it seems that ...

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### On the number of 3-Selmer elements of rational elliptic curves

I am trying to understand a step in the proof of Theorem 39 in the recent work of Bhargava and Shankar, "Ternary Cubic Forms having bounded invariants, and the existence of a positive proportion of ...

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### Subconvexity bound for Hecke $L$-functions in the $s$-aspect

Let $L(s,\chi)$ be the $L$-function of a non-trivial Hecke character of a general number field $K$, so that $L(s,\chi)$ which has no pole or zero at $s=1$.
I am looking for a reference for upper ...

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### Multiplicity one theorem

I am reading Dorian Goldfeld's book Automorphic forms and L functions for the groups GL(n,R) ...

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### Extracting information from $\sum_{n \leq X} a(n) (X-n)^d$

Allow me to give context to the question, which appears in the box at the bottom.
A very general hope from the theory of Dirichlet series is to try to extract information about the coefficients of a ...

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### Siegel-Walfisz for the Möbius function

I am working through the proof of the Bombieri-Vinogradov theorem in Analytic Number Theory (Iwaniec, Kowalski). My problem is that on page 424, it is said that $\mu(m)$ satisfies $D_f(x;q,a)\ll ...

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### Distribution of composite numbers

I have moved this question to math.stackexchange.com. People who are interested in this question can discuss at :http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1272431/distribution-of-composite-numbers
...

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### Big Omega result about number of totally positive integers with fixed trace

There is much literature on the study of $N_a$, the number of totally positive integers with fixed trace $a$ in a totally real field.
That number has a natural geometric approximation $G_a$, and we ...

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### On covering by smooth numbers

Denote $P(n)=\mathsf{greatest}\mbox{ }\mathsf{prime}\mbox{ }\mathsf{factor}\mbox{ }\mathsf{of}\mbox{ }n$.
Denote $S(x,y)=\{n<x: P(n)<y\}$.
Denote $S_t(x,y)=\sum_{i=1}^tS(x,y)$ as $t$-fold ...

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### Eisenstein series of weight $2$ for $\Gamma_0(N)$ : where am I wrong?

Let $A_{N,2}$ be the set of triples $(\psi,\varphi,t)$ such that $\psi$ and $\varphi$ are primitive Dirichlet characters modulo $u$ and $v$ with $(\psi\varphi)(-1)=1$, and $t$ is an integer such ...

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### Analogues of the Monster for central charges different from 24

One way to define the Monster group is to consider a conformal field theory (CFT) corresponding to central charge $c=24$ and look at the automorphism group of its vertex operator algebra. For one of ...

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### Uniform upper bound for the sum over primes $\sum_{p \leq x} p^{-1+\varepsilon}$

I am reading the article D. M. Gordon and C. Pomerance, The distribution of Lucas and elliptic pseudoprime, Math. Comp. (1991) (click).
In equation (27) the authors, apparently, used the following ...

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### Asymptotic limit of truncated Legendre sieve

Consider the truncated sum
$$
S(x):=\sum_{\substack{{d\mid P(\sqrt{x})}\\{d\leq x}}}\mu(d)/d,
$$
where $P(z)$ is the product of all primes less than or equal to $z$, and $\mu(d)$ is the Möbius ...

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### When has the Borel-Cantelli heuristic been wrong?

The Borel-Cantelli lemma is very frequently used to give a heuristic for whether or not certain statements in number theory are true.
For example, it gives some evidence that there are finitely many ...

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### A variant of Goldbach Conjecture

I'm asking if this variant of weak Goldbach's Conjecture is already known.
Let $N$ be an odd number. Does there exists prime numbers $p_1$, $p_2$ and $p_3$ such that $p_1+p_2-p_3=N$? Ideally, can we ...

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### Bounding a Sum of Adjoint L-Function Values

Fix integers $k\geq2$ and $N>1$, and let $S(k,N)$ denote the normalized new Hecke eigenforms in $S_k(\Gamma_1(N))$. [If it makes my question easier to answer, feel free to replace this with ...

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### estimate an sum

I need estimate the following sum:
$\sum_{d=1}^{n}\frac{\mu(d)}{d}\sum_{k=1}^{\lfloor n/d\rfloor}\frac{1}{k}\frac{q^k}{1-q^{-kd}}$, where $q>1$ and $\mu$ is the Möbius function.
To obtain the ...

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### Small quotients of smooth numbers

Assume that $N=2^k$, and let $\{n_1, \dots, n_N\}$ denote the set of square-free positive integers which are generated by the first $k$ primes, sorted in increasing order. Question: what is a good ...