A beautiful blending of real/complex analysis with number theory. The study involves distribution of prime numbers and other problems and helps giving asymptotic estimates to these.

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implication of divergence of $1/\zeta(s) $ at 1/2

$1/\zeta(s)=\sum_{n>0}\frac{\mu(n)}{n^s}$ where $\mu$ is the Moebius function. This series is known to converge for $s\ge 1$ and diverge for $s\le 1/2$. Its convergence is unknown if $1/2< ...
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best record toward Selberg's eigenvalue conjecture?

What's the best record toward Selberg's eigenvalue conjecture: Maass forms on $\Gamma_o(N)$ has eigenvalue greater than 1/4?
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Quantitative lower bounds related to Zhang's theorem on bounded gaps

Let $\mathcal{H}=\left\{ h_{i}\right\} _{i=1}^{k}$ be an admissible set, and define $$\pi_{\mathcal{H}}(x)=\left|\left\{ n\leq x\ :\ \exists\ i,j\leq k,\ i\neq j\ \text{such that both }n+h_{i},\ ...
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Does $L(-1+it,f)\ll_f \log^c q(f)t$ hold ture?

Let $f$ be a holomorphic or Maass cusp form for $SL(2,Z)$. Define $L(s,f)=\sum_{n\ge 1}\frac{a_f(n)}{n^s}$, for $\Im s$ sufficiently large. Then $$L(-1+it,f)\ll_f \log^c q(f)t$$ holds, for some ...
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Classical Lower Bound of L(1) assuming GRH

Let $L(s)$ be an automorophic $L$-function with conductor $C$ defined by Iwaniec and Sarnak. What's the classical lower bound of $L(1)$ assuming Riemann Hypothesis? And what's the reference? Is ...
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Smooth sums of coprime smooth integers

Observe that for any $\epsilon > 0$ there are infinitely many triples of $c^\epsilon$-smooth coprime positive integers $a$, $b$ and $c$ such that $a + b = c$. -- Considering triples of the form ...
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How did Riemann calculate the first few non-trivial zeros of Zeta?

Does anyone know how Riemann calculated the first few non-trivial zeros of the Zeta function? I am wondering if he approximated the integral, $\frac{1}{2 \pi i} \int_{R} \frac{{\xi}^\prime(z)}{\xi ...
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How fast can we numerically calculate Kloosterman sums?

Define the usual Kloosterman sum by $$S(m,n;c) = \sum_{\substack{x \pmod{c} \\ (x,c) = 1}} e\Big(\frac{mx + n\overline{x}}{c}\Big),$$ where $x \overline{x} \equiv 1 \pmod{c}$, and $e(x) = e^{2 \pi i ...
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On link between Riemann hypothesis and partial GRH

Is there a way to show that if the Riemann hypothesis holds for Dirichlet L-function associated to primitive Dirichlet character (excluding trivial character $\chi(1)$ which could be qualified of ...
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Number of S-integer points inside high dimensional spheres

I am interested in the number of points inside high dimensional spheres, in fact for sets of the form $S(t,m)=\{x\in R^{n}:mx\in Z^{n}\ {\text{and}}\ ||x||^2\leq t(n)\}$ where $t(n)$ is a constant ...
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A conjecture of Montgomery: reference request

In the answer to this question, engelbret mentions "a conjecture of H. L. Montgomery (not the one on pair correlations, another one), which implies both the GRH and the Elliott-Halberstam ...
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Distribution mod 1 of exponential growth sequences

Let $t_n$ be a sequence of real numbers and $C,r>1.$ Suppose that for every $n\geq 1$ we have $\frac{1}{C}r^n\leq t_n \leq Cr^n.$ Does there exist a real number $\xi$ and an $\varepsilon>0$ ...
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Exponential sums

I would like to estimate the following sum $\sum_{N <n \leq 2N}e(vn^{l})$, $l \geq 1$ constant(not integer) and $v$ is a parameter(integer) that doesn't grow too fast(a small power of N). The ...
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Other implications of Zhang's method

I have been reading a bit about Zhang's proof and the associated Polymath8 project. Though Tao's high level summary ...
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An integral representation of the Riemann zeta function

I am referring to the equality in equation $3.29$ (page 12) and $4.20$ (page 17) in this paper. I am unable to recognize where this comes from or what is the general expression for values other than ...
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Derivative of a function related to Dedekind zeta function

Lef $K$ be an algebraic number field of degree $[K:\mathbb{Q}]=n$. For simplicity suppose $K$ is totally real. Define $f(s) = \zeta_K(s) \zeta(1-s)^{n-1}$ where $\zeta = \zeta_{\mathbb{Q}}$. From the ...
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Inequalities in paper by Jean Bourgain

The question refers to the following paper by Jean Bourgain: http://arxiv.org/abs/math-ph/0011053 Specifically, I can't derive the following inequality in (1.20): \begin{equation} ...
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a question on Siegel Upper Half Space [closed]

Is it known whether siegel upper half plane is dense in the space of nonsingular matrices of same dimension .$.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegel_upper_half-space. Actually the question i have in my ...
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Motivation behind the appearance of Bessel functions in partial trace formulas

Bessel functions occur naturally on the Kloosterman side (or geometric side) of Petersson's formula and Kuznetsov's formula. Is there an intuitive explanation for their appearance? For instance, is ...
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subconvexity problem for $GL(3) × GL(2)$ $L$-function without involving in symmetric lift

A question in study of subconvexity topic puzzles me for a long time, which mabe a stupid question for many experts. I really wish someone to help me out, and any advice will be highly appreciated. ...
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Trace formula for the Möbius function

I found this conjecture while working with the Möbius function $$ \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\mu(n)}{\sqrt{n}} g \log n = \sum_t \frac{h(t)}{\zeta'(1/2+it)}+2\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{ (-1)^{n} (2\pi ...
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Estimate term in Ramanujan Lost Notebook (classic analytic number theory)

This is the fault of Igor Rivin, who asked about sums of divisor functions. I will put in links eventually. What I would like to know is the size of the right hand side in Ramanujan's formula (381), ...
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How to do such a partitioning?

Assume: $$ P \subseteq \{1,2,\dots,N\},\quad |P| = K, \qquad x \in \mathbb{R}_+^K , \qquad w = e^{-j\frac{2\pi}N} $$ and, $$ f(l) = \sum_{i=1}^K \sum_{j=1}^K x_i x_j w^{(p_i-p_j)l} $$ I am going to ...
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The Bombieri Vinogradov Theorem restricted to moduli divisible by $k$

The Bombieri-Vinogradov Theorem states that given $A>0$, there exists $B>0$ such that for $Q=\sqrt{x}\left(\log x\right)^{-B},$ we have $$\sum_{q\leq Q}\max_{y\leq x}\max_{\begin{array}{c} ...
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Summation of certain series

Suppose $f(n)$ is a periodic function with period $q$. Now from this paper we get that if $\displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^{q}f(n)=0$ then ...
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Average of Fourier coefficients of a cusp form of half integral weight

Suppose $f$ is a cusp form of half integral weight $k$ w.r.t. the group $\Gamma_0(4)$ ($k$ is not very low, can assume $k \ge 11/2$), and $a_n$ is its Fourier coefficient. The Linnik bound says that ...
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Least prime $p$ such that an irreducible polynomial of degree $n$ has no root modulo $p$?

This question is inspired by an old question of Greg Kuperberg, about how small is the first prime $p$ which makes a given monic polynomial $P$ with integral coefficient have a (simple) root modulo ...
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A reformulation of the Riemann Hypothesis

I am studying Sieve theory from Iwaniec's notes. I have come across a theorem which estimates $\varphi(x,N)=\#\{1\leq n \leq x:(n,N)=1\}$, where $N$ is product of distinct primes. Let's define ...
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Infinitely many primes, and Mobius randomness in sparse sets

Problem 1: Find a (not extremely artificial) set A of integers so that for every $n$, $|A\cap [n]| \le n^{0.499}$, ($[n]=\{1,2,...,n\}$,) where you can prove that $A$ contains infinitely many primes. ...
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Question about BFI's “Primes in arithmetic progressions to large moduli”

Ref: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF02399204 My question is about the proof of Theorem 0(b). On p.213, we see the expression ...
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Density of prime pairs whose gap is less than the average gap

By the prime number theorem we know that the "average gap" between the first $n$ primes is $\ln p_n$. I would like to know the density of consecutive prime pairs whose gap is less than the average gap ...
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a generalization of a formula of Shimura

Let $\phi$ be a $GL(2)$ automorphic form with Fourier coefficients $a(n)$ and $a(1)=1$. Obviously we have $L(s,\phi)=\sum \frac{a(n)}{n^s}$. Shimura have the following formula $L(s, Ad\; ...
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Maximal order of Hooley's Delta function?

There is a large literature on Hooley's $$ \Delta(n)=\max_u\sum_{d|n,\ e^u\le d< e^{u+1}}1 $$ giving its normal and average order. What is known of its maximal order? Clearly $\Delta(n)\le d(n)$ ...
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Best upper bound on the number of divisors of $n$ that are larger than $N$.

I am looking for the best upper bound on $$\sum_{\substack{d | n\\ d \geq N}} 1.$$ I know that $$ d(n) = \sum_{\substack{d | n}} 1 \leq e^{O(\frac{\log n}{\log \log n})}. $$ For my application, I ...
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Behavior of a quantity related to Fermat's 4n + 1 Theorem

One of Fermat's theorems states that if $p = 4n + 1$ for some integer $n$, then $p$ can be expressed uniquely as a sum of two squares, $p = a^2 + b^2$. I am working on a problem and I would like to ...
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Heuristic for Montgomery's conjecture

This is my third question on this site regarding Montgomery's conjecture -- and I apologize if this is too much -- but I am still not understanding well why this conjecture is believed to be true. ...
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Does Zhang's theorem generalize to $3$ or more primes in an interval of fixed length?

Let $p_n$ be the $n$-th prime number, as usual: $p_1 = 2$, $p_2 = 3$, $p_3 = 5$, $p_4 = 7$, etc. For $k=1,2,3,\ldots$, define $$ g_k = \liminf_{n \rightarrow \infty} (p_{n+k} - p_n). $$ Thus the twin ...
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Tightening Zhang's bound

Inspired by a blogpost by Scott Morrison and ongoing discussion there I decided to create this community wiki to track progress on the original bound of Yitan Zhang. The original bound was ...
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An estimate of an integral

On the bottom of the page 399. of Iwaniec and Kowalski's Analytic Number Theory, the authors claim that $$h(t)=\int_{\mathbb H}k(i,z)y^s d\mu (z)$$ yields ...
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Family of random sets represent all integers a.s.

Construct a family of sets $A_n$ such that $$|A_n|=\Theta\left((\log n)^2\right)$$ and the elements of $A_n$ are chosen uniformly at random mod $n$. Say that a set $S$ represents $m\mod{n}$ if there ...
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A technical question related to Zhang's result of bounded prime gaps

Here is a link on the internet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/su3uak2a057yrqv/YitangZhang.pdf Can someone teach me how to use trivial estimation to reach (6.1) on page 24? Namely, how to impose ...
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Spinoffs of analytic number theory

What are some techniques and theorems of analytic number theory that have proved useful outside of number theory?
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Estimate on the prime-counting function $\psi(x)$.

There is an elementary statement that I believe I have read somewhere, but I can't remember where. I'd like to know if the statement is correct (in which case it is surely standard) and if so, where I ...
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Effective Chebotarev without Artin's conjecture

Iwaniec and Kowalski, in their famous book Analytic Number Theory states a strong form of the effective Chebotarev density theorem page 143, and prove it assuming both GRH for Artin's $L$-function and ...
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Sequences equidistributed modulo 1

Let $\alpha$ be any positive irrational and $\beta$ be any positive real. We have the following results. H. Weyl (1909): The fractional part of the sequence $\alpha n$ is equidistributed modulo 1. ...
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What is most current greatest lower bound on gaps between P2 almost primes

What is the current best result on the greatest lower bound on gaps between P2 almost primes where P2 represents a prime or the product of two semi-primes?
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estimate for i-th smooth number, gap between consecutive smooth numbers

Does anyone know of the best estimates for $n_i$ and $n_{i+1}-n_i$ where $n_i$ is the $i-$th $y-$smooth number? The best I could find was Tijdemann's estimate for the gap in terms of ...
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Average involving the Euler phi function

Does $$\frac{1}{N^2}\sum _{d=1}^N \log d \sum _{n=1}^{N/d} \frac{\phi(n)}{\log (dn)},$$ converges or not when $N$ goes to infinity?
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A question about the second Chebyshev function $\psi(x) = \sum_{m=1}^{\infty}\vartheta(\sqrt[m]{x})$

Using a simple java application, I have noticed that for $x > 25$: $$\psi\left(\frac{x}{5}\right) \ge \psi\left(\frac{x}{3}\right) - \psi\left(\frac{x}{4}\right)$$ where: $$\psi\left(x\right) = ...
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short character sums averaged on the character

Let $a$ be an integer, $p$ a prime (much) greater than $a$, and $\chi$ a Dirichlet character. There is an abundant literature on the sums $$S(\chi,a)=\sum_{i=1}^a \chi(i),$$ called short (or ...