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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$x^2+1$ attaining almost prime values

Iwaniec, using the linear sieve, proved that $n^2+1$ can be a product of at most two primes infinitely often and furthermore a lower bound of the correct order of magnitude for the number of such ...
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Growth of $r_k(n)$

What is the best known growth bound of $r_k(n)$, where $$r_k(n)=\#\{(a_1,\dots,a_k\in\mathbb{Z}^k:\sum_{i=1}^ka_i^2=n\}?$$ Please provide some reference if known. Thanks.
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Asymptotic formula for the number of ways to write a number as the sum of $k$ triangular numbers

How would one derive an asymptotic formula for the number of representations of a number $n$ as the sum of $k$ numbers of the form $\frac{m(m + 1)}{2}$ I think that one could use the circle method, ...
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Exponential Sum Bound

In http://131.220.77.52/files/preprints/diophantine/bruedern/wpminicubefinal.pdf, Bruedern and Wooley mention the following fact on the bottom of page 6: Let ...
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Asymptotics on prime divisors

Somewhat inspired from the Zsigmondy's theorem is my question. Suppose Let $a_{1}> a_{2}> \cdots > a_{k}$ be nonzero integers, with $k \geq 2$. Let $a(n) : = a_{1}^{n}+\cdots+a_{k}^{n}$ for ...
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Estimates on derivatives of Bessel function

In Duke, Friedlander and Iwaniec's Erratum on "Bounds for automorphic L–functions. II" They have the following estimates for derivatives of Bessel functions: For $k \geq 2$ \begin{align} & ...
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Lower bound on the irrationality measure of $\pi$

There seems to be a lot of work on the upper bound for the irrationality measure of $\pi$, but I could not find anything on a lower bound except the general $\mu(\pi)\geq2$. Looks like it is the best ...
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Is it possible to find explicit formula for the product $\prod_{\substack{d\mid n \\ d>1}} (1-\mu(d)/\varphi(d))^{\varphi(d)}$? [closed]

I am trying to calculate the following product $$ \prod_{\substack{d\mid n \\ d>1}} \left( 1-\frac{\mu(d)}{\varphi(d)} \right)^{\varphi(d)} $$ where the functions $\varphi$ and $\mu$ are Euler's ...
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Characterizing the newforms s.t. the associated symmetric square $L$-function has a pole

I have a straightforward question. Let $f$ be a holomorphic cusp form of weight $k$, level $N$, and nebentypus $\chi$ that is new in the sense of Atkin-Lehner theory. Write its Fourier expansion at ...
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Lower bounds on the error term of the prime number theorem

Are there any lower bounds on the error term for the prime number theorem, or in other words, is there a nontrivial $f$ s.t. $$f(x)\ll |\psi(x) - x|$$ where $\psi$ is the Chebyshev function.
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Smallest prime in an arithmetic progression

Let $\{a_n\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ be defined as $a_n = a + bn$ for some $a, b >0,(a, b) = 1$. Are there good bounds on the minimal $k$ s.t. $a_k$ is prime. It is well known that there are infinitely ...
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lower and upper bound for $\sum_{k=1}^n \frac{(-1)^{\Omega(k)}}k$?

Are there known any lower and upper bounds for $$ \sum_{k=1}^n \frac{(-1)^{\Omega(k)}}k, $$ where $\Omega(n)$ is the number of prime factors counting multiplicities of $n$? Or at least is it known ...
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Divisor sums over values of binary forms of primes

Let $\tau$ be the divisor function, that is $$ \tau(n)=\sharp\{d \in \mathbb{N}, d|n\}. $$ I was wondering if anyone has ever proved an asymptotic estimate for the sum $$S(x):=\sum_{p,q\leq ...
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Szemeredi's theorem in the Gaussian integers

Suppose that $S\subseteq\mathbb{Z}[i]$ has the following properties: For convenience, let $A_n = \{z : z\in\mathbb{Z}[i], \text{Nm}(z)\le n\}$ $$\limsup_{n\rightarrow\infty} \frac{|S\cap ...
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Expression for the derivative of Eisenstein series $G_2$

I am new to number theory, so I am guessing this is a standard formula. I would be grateful for a reference: We know that the Eisenstein series $G_2$ is quasimodular of level $SL_2(\mathbb Z)$, so ...
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Squarefree numbers $n$ such that $432n+1$ is also squarefree

This is a second attempt (see Primes $p$ such that $432 p +1$ is prime) Is the set of squarefree numbers $n$ such that $n(432 n+1)$ is also squarefree known to be infinite? Fact: the number of such ...
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Primes $p$ such that $432 p +1$ is prime [closed]

Is the set of prime numbers $p$ such that $432 p + 1$ is also prime infinite? It doesn't follow from Dirichlet's theorem as far as I can tell.
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The shortest interval for which the prime number theorem holds [closed]

It is well known that the prime number theorem on the form \begin{align*} \pi(x+y) - \pi(x) \sim \frac{y}{\log (x+y)} \end{align*} breaks down for short enough intervals, e.g. taking $y=(\log ...
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Probability that a positive integer is the euler phi function of another positive integer

Define $f(n) = |\{m : m\le n, \exists k \text{ s.t. }\phi(k) = m\}|$. Clearly, $f(n)\le \left\lfloor \frac{n}{2}\right\rfloor + 1$ since $\phi(n)$ is even for all $n > 2$. Is ...
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Asymptotics and error terms for an arithmetic function built upon $\omega$ and $\Omega$ functions

For any real number $x$, let's define $Om_{k}(x)$ as the number of positive integers $m$ below $x$ such that $\Omega(m)-\omega(m)=k$, where $\omega(n)$ is the number of distinct primes dividing $n$, ...
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Incomplete Kloosterman sum

I am interested in an upper bound on the following incomplete Kloosterman sum $$ \sum_{\substack{x=1 \\ x+_{_{\bf Z}}x^{-1}>p}}^{p-1}e\left(\frac{x+x^{-1}}{p}\right).$$ Using the Weil's bound it ...
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Kloosterman-like sum with inverse to different moduli

In some recent work, the following strange-looking exponential sum arose: $$ \sum_k \sum_r \sum_s e\bigg( \frac{r \bar s^{(r)} \bar k^{(r^2+s^2)}}{r^2+s^2} \bigg). $$ Here $e(x) = e^{2\pi i x}$ as ...
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Arguments for the second Hardy–Littlewood conjecture being false?

Assume that $x,y > 2$, and that $x<y$. Then the second Hardy–Littlewood conjecture states that $$\pi(x + y) - \pi(y) \leq \pi(x).$$ We can easily justify this heuristically, since $$ ...
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The conjecture of Montgomery and Soundararajan on primes in short intervals: Empirical inconsistencies?

Assume that $y/ \log x \rightarrow \infty$ and that $y/x \rightarrow 0$. Then, from a conjecture by Montgomery and Soundararajan, we expect the number of primes in the interval $[x,x+y]$ to be ...
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Arithmetic progression and average of two prime numbers

Let $A=(a_n : n \in \mathbb{N})$ be the sequence given by: $$ \ a_n = a_1 + (n - 1)d,\quad a_1,\ d,\ n \in \mathbb N,\quad d\gt a_1,\quad \gcd(a_1,\ d)=1. $$ For all terms of $A$ greater than $\ ...
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Proof of the Friedlander–Iwaniec theorem

Does anybody know where I could find the proof of the Friedlander–Iwaniec theorem. The link that I find when I search for it is http://www.pnas.org/content/94/4/1054.full.pdf+html, but this seems more ...
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Which L-functions are not “Langlands-Shahidi L-functions”?

The Langlands-Shahidi method, among other things, obtains certain L-functions from the constant term of Eisenstein series attached to so-called $(G,M)$ pairs, where $G$ is a reductive group, $M$ a ...
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Bound on gcd of two integers

Well this is a problem I was fiddling with. I came up with it but it probably is not original. Suppose $a\in \mathbb{N}$ is not a perfect square. Then show that : ...
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Covering a set with geometric progressions

Consider the set $S_n=\{1,2,\cdots ,n\}$. What is the minimum number of distinct geometric progressions that cover $S_n$? Let us call this number $a_n$. I was wondering about this number after doing a ...
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Symmetric Fifth Power Lift of GL(2) Automorphic Form

Let $\pi$ be an automorphic representation of $GL(2)/\mathbb{Q}$. For simplicity, you can take it to be a Maass form for $SL(2,\mathbb Z)$. Kim, Shahidi, Gelbart-Jacquet prove that $$L(s, \pi, ...
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Order of individual Fourier coefficient of a Maass form

Let $D$ be a definite quaternion division algebra over $\mathbb{Q}$ and $\mathcal{O}$ be an Eichler order of $D$. Let $F$ be a Maass form in $L^2(PGL_2(\mathcal{O})\backslash ...
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looking for reference on dihedral, tetrahedral, or octahedral forms

I am looking for a reference on dihedral, tetrahedral, or octahedral forms. As far as I read, they are some cuspidal automorphic forms on $GL(2)$ induced from $GL(1)$. Dihedral is from $GL(1)/K$ to ...
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Log weight removal in general (weaker) prime number theorem

Let $a_n$ be a sequence of non-negative numbers. Assume that $$\limsup _{X\to \infty}\frac{\sum_{p\leq X} a_p\log p}{X}\leq 1.$$ Can we prove that $$\limsup _{X\to \infty}\frac{\sum_{p\leq X} ...
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A question on the big-O value of the complex integral especially in the number theory

My question is quite simple and elementary. Let $A(x)=\sum_{1}^{x}a(n)$ and $\alpha(s)=\sum_{1}^{\infty}a(n)n^{-s}$. Then, as we know, $$ A(x)= ...
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Is the adjoint L-function on GL(m) holomorphic?

Let $\pi$ be an automorphic representation on GL($m$)/$\mathbb{Q}$. Define $$L(s,\pi,Ad):=\frac{L(s,\pi\times\overline{\pi})}{\zeta(s)}.$$ This is an L-function with euler products of degree $m^2-1$. ...
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absolute convergence of Rankin-Selberg series

Let $\pi$ and $\pi'$ be two general automorphic representation on $GL(n)$ and $GL(n')$ over $\mathbb{Q}$. I heard that the rankin-selberg convolution L-function $L(s,\pi\times\pi')$ is absolutely ...
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Eisenstein series over a definite division algebra

Let $D$ be the definite quaternion division algebra over $\mathbb{Q}$. $\mathcal{O}$ is a maximal order inside $D$, let's fix $\mathcal{O}$ to be the Hurwitz quaternion. Let ...
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standard zero free region of automorphic L-function on GL(N)

Let $L(s,\pi)$ be the standard(Godement-Jacquet) $L$-function of $\pi$, where $\pi$ is a cuspidal automorphic represetation of $GL(m,A_Q)$. What's the standard zero-free region for $L(s,\pi)$? any ...
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$LCM(q-1,\cdots,q^n-1)=q^{\frac{3}{\pi^2} n^2+o(n)}$

I am looking for a proof of the equality in the title (where $q\in\mathbb N$, ($q\ge2$)). Does anyone know such a proof? Thanks in advance
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Uniformity of the distribution of the prime numbers on the prime residue classes (mod $m$)

Given positive integers $m$, $r$ and $n$, let $\pi(m,r,n)$ denote the number of prime numbers $p \leq n$ in the residue class $r$ (mod $m$). Further let $1 = r_1 < r_2 < \dots < ...
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Functional equation and conductor for a Rankin-Selberg convolution

Let $f$ be a Modular form/Maass form on $GL(2)$ with level $N$ and character $\eta$ and Fourier coefficients $a(n)$. The Rankin-Selberg convolution $$L(s,f\times\bar f)=\sum ...
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Relation between Maier's theorem and a conjecture of Montgomery and Soundararajan

Let us consider the number of primes in the interval $[N,N+h]$, with $h\leq N$. According to the answer given by Lucia to a previous question on the distribution of primes, it is natural to consider ...
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Prime counting function with a form of finite product using perron's formula

There's a form of complex integral what Riemann obtained to finding $\pi (x)$, $$ \pi^{*}(x)=\int_{L}\frac{\log \zeta (s)}{s}x^{s}ds, (1)$$ we already know that it lead us to the Prime Number ...
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What is the critical idea behind Hardy-Littlewood circle method?

I want to know what the critical idea behind Hardy-Littlewood circle method is. It seems that they divide the circle into major arcs and minor arcs to ignore the singularities of generating function ...
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Non existence (or existence) of a set that is equidistributed modulo $q$ for every $q$

I have been thinking about some set that is equidistributed modulo $q$, uniformly in $q$ in some sense. I was starting to think this particular condition, which I describe below, is too strong and ...
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Major arcs in the proof that every odd number is the sum of at most 5 primes

In his proof that all odd numbers greater than 1 are the sum of at most 5 primes, Terence Tao uses one large major arc around 0 rather than small ones around the rationals, which I am more accustomed ...
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Wiener-Ikehara tauberian theorem and order of pole at s=1

In the introduction to Akshay Venkatesh's thesis "Limiting Forms of the Trace Formula" we have the following statement : "For, in summing over primes, the limit ...
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Is it possible to show that $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\mu(n)}{\sqrt{n}}$ diverges?

Let $\mu(n)$ denote the Mobius function with the well-known Dirichlet series representation $$ \frac{1}{\zeta(s)} = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\mu(n)}{n^{s}}. $$ Basic theorems about Dirichlet series ...
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An introduction to sieve method and their application, Cojocaru & Murty

On page 188. Lemma 10.2.3 is $\sum_{\substack{\delta \leq x \\ 2 \nmid \delta}}\frac{\mu^{2}(\delta)}{\phi_{1}(\delta)} = A_{1}log(x) +A_{2} + O(\frac{1}{x^{1/4}})$ for positive $A_{1}$, $A_{2}$. ...
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Why believe the Elliott-Halberstam conjecture?

I have seen justifications for various conjectures in analytic number theory, e.g. the (generalized) Riemann hypothesis, the Chowla conjectures, etc. justified by a heuristics in which the relevant ...