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$N_p := \text{card}\{(x, y, z, t) \in (\textbf{F}_p)^4 : ax^4 + by^4 + z^2 + t^2 = 0\}?$

Assume that $ab \neq 0$. What is $$N_p := \text{card}\{(x, y, z, t) \in (\textbf{F}_p)^4 : ax^4 + by^4 + z^2 + t^2 = 0\}?$$I need this result, but unfortunately I am not a number theorist. Could ...
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Values of the completed Riemann $\xi(1+it)$ for small t?

I'm editing this question heavily for clarity: I am looking for methods to compute $\zeta(1+it)$, or the (partially) completed Riemann zeta function $$\pi^{-s/2}\Gamma(s/2)\zeta(s)$$ along the line ...
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Bounding $\dfrac{r(x)}{\pi(x+r(x))-\pi(x-r(x))}$ with $1\ll r(x)\ll \log^{4}(x)$

I would like to know whether it is possible to obtain the bounds $\sqrt{r(x)}\ll k(x)\ll r(x)$ where $k(x)={\pi(x+r(x))-\pi(x-r(x))}$ and $1\ll r(x)\ll \log^{4}(x)$ and thus $1\ll\dfrac{r(x)}{\pi(x+r(...
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Another question on Heath-Brown's “Prime twins and Siegel zeros”

With a graduate student, I'm going through the paper (Proc. London Math. Soc. (3) 47 (1983), no. 2, 193–224.) Here's the background and notation. We have a quadratic character $\chi$ modulo $q$, ...
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Examples when one can use the the symmetric power $L$-functions to study topics related to the number theory

"The symmetric power $L$-functions are a powerful tool for studying algebraic or geometric objects through analytic methods." I read this sentence in the introduction of a Master thesis. I want to ...
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Determining coefficients of a Dirichlet series based on values on a vertical line

Let us suppose we have a Dirichlet series $$ D(s) = \sum_{n \geq 1} \frac{a(n)}{n^s},$$ and that we know the values of $D(\tfrac{1}{2} + im)$ for $m \in \mathbb{Z}$. Can we recover the coefficients $a(...
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Did Erdős prove there are two primes $4a+1, 4b+3$ between between $n$ and $2n$?

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ChoquetTheory.html Is the claim in the link true? Here's the reference given there: https://www.renyi.hu/~p_erdos/1934-01.pdf Erdős proved that there exist at least ...
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Quantitative and elementary proofs of the Prime Number Theorem

I would like to know two things: one, whether the best quantative bounds in the Prime Number Theorem are still basically those given by the Vinogradov-Korobov zero-free region? and two, whether there ...
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Average of Short Character Sum over All Dirichlet Characters Mod n

Cross-posted from M.SE. Given $a,n$ coprime positive integers, let $L = \{(x,y)\in \mathbb{Z}^2, ax=y(n)\}$ be the lattice of all points satisfying $ax=y\pmod{n}$. I want to find an order-of-...
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Moments of completed L-functions?

This is a follow up question to this one. It seems that results on moments of L-functions, that is, estimates for integrals of the form $$\int^{T}_1|\zeta(\sigma+it)|^{2k}dt$$ are typically for the ...
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Enumerating factors in intervals

Given $1<a<N-N^{1/\alpha}$ where $\alpha\geq2$, denote the number of distinct factors of $N$ in $[a,a+N^{1/\alpha}]$ as $\sigma_{0,a}(N,\alpha)$ denote $\beta(N,\alpha)=\max_a\sigma_{0,a}(N,\...
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Green-Tao theorem for 1-central numbers

This question came to my mind this afternoon while trying to figure out a possible way to tackle de Polignac's conjecture, which states that every even positive integer can be written as the ...
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Primes which have common difference

Given $m,n\in\Bbb N$, assume $2<p_1<\dots<p_n<m$ with each $p_i$ a prime. If $p_i$ are picked randomly, what is average and worst case $d\in2\Bbb N$ such that each of $$p_i+d$$ is a prime ...
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Primitive triples in a region [duplicate]

Are there at least $cn$ Pythagorean triples and at least $dn$ Primitive Pythagorean triples $(A,B,C)$ with $$2^{\frac n2}<A<2^{\frac n2+1}<2^n<B<C<2^{n+1}$$ with some fixed $0<d&...
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Shifted convolution problem for Coefficients of automorphic forms

The shifted convolution problem for coefficients of modular forms is well studied and many estimates were established for the shifted convolution sums of Hecke eigenvalues. So, one may ask about the ...
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Behaviour of $\zeta(1-it)/\zeta(1+it)$?

I am trying to understand the behaviour of $$\int^\infty_{-\infty}\frac{\xi(1-it)}{\xi(1+it)}h(t)\frac{dt}{t}$$ where $h$ is a Schwartz function on $\mathbb R$, and $\xi(s)$ the completed Riemann zeta ...
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Logarithmic weights on number theoretic sums

Suppose we are interested in the sum $\sum _{n\leq x}a_n.$ The study of the sum $\sum _{n\leq x}a_n\log (x/n)$ may be easier. What can one say about the first sum from knowing the behaviour of ...
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Greatest number of coprime numbers between two numbers

We know that from prime number theorem that the number of primes below $n$ is approximately $$\frac{n}{\log_en}.$$ $\star$ Given $n,m$, what is the largest list of pairwise coprime numbers that one ...
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Connection between Bernoulli numbers and Riemann-Siegel theta function?

I have come across a strange approximation for the Riemann-Siegel theta function involving the Bernoulli numbers - namely that $$\frac{1}{2} \log \left| B_{2 n}\right|\approx \vartheta (2n)\ ,\quad n ...
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Lattice points on the boundary of an ellipse

How many points of the integer lattice ${\mathbb Z}^2$ can an axis-parallel ellipse of radius $r$ contain on its boundary? (that is, we consider ${\mathbb Z}^2$ as lying in ${\mathbb R}^2$). ...
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More general better error bounds for partial sums of reciprocals of primes

In this question Gerhard Paseman asks for explicit estimates on $E(k)$ in $$\sum_{ p \text{ prime,} p \leq k } 1/p - \log{\log{k}} = B + E(k).$$ There are some nice answers, but my question is on ...
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An elementary lower bound on the number of primes

Recall the second Chebyshev function: $$\psi(x) = \sum_{p \leq x} \lfloor \log_p x \rfloor \log p$$ where $x$ is a positive integer, and $p$ runs over all primes $\leq x$. In a hunt for an "...
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Is this integral representation of $\zeta(2n+1)$ known?

Background: I'm an undergraduate at an institution with no researchers in analytic number theory, and no ties to the analytic number theory community. I believe I have found what is, as far as I can ...
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What is the mean value of a pair of Ramanujan Sums when summed over squares?

Does anyone know of the mean value of two Ramanujan Sums when summed over the square of integers? In my research on the Landau problem regarding nearly square primes, I have run into the mean value ...
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Smoothed exponential sums: bounds and sources?

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}$ be differentiable $k$ times, with $f, f',\dotsc,f^{(k)}\in L^1$. Let $\alpha\in \mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$, $\alpha\ne 0$. In "Every odd number..." (Math. Comp. 83, 2014), ...
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Proof that $p_{n+1}-p_n\gg\frac{\log \log \log p_n}{\log \log \log \log p_n} \log {p_n}$ [closed]

I cannot find a proof of this theorem. May anyone assist? $p_{n+1}-p_n\gg\frac{\log \log \log p_n}{\log \log \log \log p_n} \log{p_n}$
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Update for 2015: least prime of form nq+1, with q prime?

I have received a complaint about my 2011 answer least prime in a arithmetic progression which, indeed, gives conflicting reports about this: given a prime $q,$ what can we say about an upper ...
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What is wrong with this deterministic algorithm efficiently generating large primes?

According to PolyMath (Strong) conjecture. There exists deterministic algorithm which, when given an integer k, is guaranteed to find a prime of at least k digits in length of time polynomial in k....
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Many representations as a sum of three squares

Let $r_3(n) = \left|\{(a,b,c)\in {\mathbb Z}^3 :\, a^2+b^2+c^2=n \}\right|$. I am looking for the maximum asymptotic size of $r_3(n)$. That is, the maximum number of representations that a number can ...
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Primes in simultaneous arithmetic progressions

Suppose we're given four positive integers $a$, $b$, $c$, $d$ such that $a$ and $b$ are coprime, and $c$ and $d$ are coprime. Is there a non-negative integer $k$ such that both $ak+b$ and $ck+d$ are ...
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Well-distribution of square of an interval $[1,p^{1-\varepsilon}]$ modulo a prime $p$

Let $p$ be a large prime. I would like to say that the multi-set $[1,p^{1-\varepsilon}]^2 = \{ab \mod p: a, b \in [1,p^{1-\varepsilon}]\}$ is close to uniformly distributed, i.e. that every nonzero ...
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Primes with prescribed digits in two bases

A result of Harman and Katai tells us that if $n$ is large, and $A$ is a subset of $\{1,\ldots, n\}$ is of size $|A|=r<c \sqrt{n}/\log n$, then the number of primes up to $N=2^n$ with the $j$-th ...
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primorial puzzlement

Let $x_n$ be the smallest positive integer which is not a quadratic residue modulo any of the first $n$ odd primes. The question is: is there any bound on how quickly $x_n$ grows as a function of $n?$ ...
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On bounds for idoneal integer

What is the best known lower bound and upper bound known for such a number if it exists and have there been any attempts (computational including) to eliminate the existence of such a number in known ...
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Functions on [0,1] with positive fractional series coefficients and symmetric under x->1-x

Suppose a function $g(x)$ has a convergent power series expansion with real (not necessarily integer or rational) exponents on $[0,1]$ of the form $$ g(x)=\frac{1}{x^\delta}(1+\sum_{i=1}^\infty c_i x^{...
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Finiteness of number of consecutive primes with gap $4$

Assuming Riemann Hypothesis Hardy showed primes $3\bmod 4$ are more common than primes $1\bmod 4$ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riemann_hypothesis#Consequences_of_the_generalized_Riemann_hypothesis. ...
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Dynamics of the distribution of prime factorization types in increasing intervals

I've tagged this as reference request as surely this question must be very well investigated, I just don't know how to look for it. Most likely the perfect answer will be in form of a keyword for ...
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Functional equation or analytic continuation of certain approximations to $\zeta^z(s)$?

Let $z$ be a complex number and $\omega(n)$ denote the number of distinct prime factors of the natural number $n$. I am considering the arithmetic functions $|\mu(n)|z^{\omega(n)}$ and their ...
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Questions about holomorphy and zeros of the symmetric power $L$-function

Let $f$ be a primitive form of an even weight $k$ for the full modular group and let $L(Sym^rf,s)$ be the symmetric $r$th $(r\geq 2)$ power $L$-function associated to $f.$ I have three questions ...
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Sums of reciprocals involving divisor sums

This question was asked at MSE but never received an answer. Let $A\subset\mathbb{N}$ be a subset of the natural numbers, and let $\sigma(n)$ denote the sum of divisors of $n$. Recall that we have ...
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Need an explanation of a deduction

When I was reading the paper of Winfried Kohnen, Yuk-Kam Lau and Igore E. Shparlinski (ON THE NUMBER OF SIGN CHANGES OF HECKE EIGENVALUES OF NEWFORMS), I found this result (which is Theorem 2 of the ...
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Number of distinct factors

Denote $\omega(m)$ to be number of distinct factors of $m$ as defined in http://mathworld.wolfram.com/DistinctPrimeFactors.html. At every $c>0$, given $n\in\Bbb N$ define $$S(n,c)=\big\{m\in\Bbb N:...
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Question about sign change of Hecke eigenvalues

I want to write a survey on the subject 'Sign changes for coefficients of symmetric power $L$-functions'. So, I browse the Web and I got some papers. I read it and I gave special interest to the paper ...
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Trivial zeroes of the Riemann Zeta function are simple

The trivial zeroes of the Riemann Zeta function are located on $-2\mathbb N^*$ and they are simple. It is not difficult to see that, but the proof I have in mind is using the fact that $\xi(-2k)=\xi(1+...
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Numerically double-checking formula with L-values

I'm working with a special case of Ichino's triple product formula, which for classical holomorphic newforms $f$, $g$ ,$h$ of weights $k$, $m-k$, $m$ (and central characters satisfying $\chi_f \chi_g =...
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Bounded gaps between primes in arithmetic progressions

Has Zhang's work on bounded gaps between primes been extended to the following theorem? For any arithmetic progression $an+b,\gcd(a,b)=1$, there is a constant $H$ (depending only on $a$) such that ...
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Question about mean square estimate for sums of Dirichlet coefficients of Symmetric Power $L$-functions

I have a question related to Coefficients of Symmetric power $L$-functions and I would be grateful if you could answer it. Let $\lambda_{Sym^rf}(n)$ be the $n$th Dirichlet coefficient of $L(Sym^rf,s).$...
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A question about $(0,1]$-valued multiplicative functions

Suppose $f:\mathbb{N}\to [0,1]$ is a multiplicative function (i.e. $f(nm)=f(n)f(m)$ whenever $m$ and $n$ are coprime). Suppose $f$ has non-zero mean, which means $$ \lim_{N\to\infty}\frac{1}{N} \sum_{...
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On Heath-Brown's “Prime twins and Siegel zeros”

With a graduate student, I'm going through the paper (Proc. London Math. Soc. (3) 47 (1983), no. 2, 193–224.) We are quite baffled by what follows Lemma 3 on p. 198. Here's the background and ...
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Question about expression of a sum of two Hecke eigenvalues

I did some computations but I am stuck in finding the exression of the sum $$\lambda_f(n^2)+\lambda_f(n)^2 $$ in terms of $\lambda_f(n),$ where $f$ is a modular form for the full modular group. Any ...