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Consequences of the Riemann hypothesis

I assume a number of results have been proven conditionally on the Riemann hypothesis, of course in number theory and maybe in other fields. What are the most relevant you know? It would also be nice ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Number of solutions in a sum of squares Diophantine equation

Let $n$ be an integer. I'm interested in upper bounding the number of integer solutions of \begin{equation*} x_1^2+x_2^2+\ldots+x_p^2=y_1^2+y_2^2+\ldots+y_p^2, \end{equation*} where for all ...
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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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A question on the Siegel's theorem in specific condition

I want to know the number of expressions such that \begin{align} x=p+aq \end{align} for sufficiently large even number $x$, where $p$ and $q$ are prime numbers and $a$ is a positive odd integer which ...
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Ratio of consecutive divisors and average

Let $2\leq d_1 < d_2,...,d_l < n$ be all the proper nontrivial divisors of $n$. I like to understand how much these divisors deviates from each other. Here are two questions in this regard: (1) ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Character sums: reference request

This one will be quick... Wonder if anybody knows or remembers the title of the paper in which Karatsuba introduced his approach at Burgess's bound on character sums. Thanks for your support. EDIT. ...
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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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Is Li(x) the best possible approximation to the prime-counting function?

The Prime Number Theorem says that $\lim_{n \to \infty} \frac{\pi(n)}{\mathrm{Li}(n)} = 1$, where $\mathrm{Li}(x)$ is the Logarithm integral function $\mathrm{Li}(x) = \int_2^x \frac{1}{\log(x)}dx$. ...
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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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What does the sum of the reciprocals of all the highly composite numbers converge to?

I've calculated the sum of the reciprocals of all the $156$ first highly composite numbers up to $10^{18}$: $\sum \dfrac{1}{HCC(n)} = \dfrac{1}{2} + \dfrac{1}{4} + \dfrac{1}{6} + \dfrac{1}{12} + ...
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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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Upper bound for a ratio of modified Bessel functions

I am looking for an upper bound for the ratio of Bessel I functions $\dfrac{|I_\nu'(z)|}{|I_\nu(z)|}$ where $\nu$ is complex, and $z$ is a positive real number. Do you know any results about it? Thank ...
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Constants for Rosser's Sieve

I am trying to apply Iwaniec's formulation of Rosser's sieve (here) to obtain nontrivial lower bounds for almost-primes in various sequences. These sequences have sieve dimension 1 (if $g(p)$ is the ...
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A Generalized Wiener-Ikehara Theorem with multiple poles on the line

One version of the Wiener-Ikehara Theorem says that if $$ f(s) = \sum \frac{a(n)}{n^s} $$ is a Dirichlet series with nonnegative coefficients that converges absolutely for $\text{Re}(s) > 1$ and ...
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Tauberian theorem with better error term

This is a fairly vague question. Suppose we have a sequence of positive numbers $(c_n)_n$ and we want to find an asymptotic formula for $S(x) = \sum_{n \leq X} c_n$. In favorable circumstances, ...
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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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The number of $k$-free integers not exceeding $x$

We say that an integer $n\in\mathbb{N}$ is $k$-free if for each prime $p\mid n$, one has $p^k \nmid n$. Let $\mu_k(n)$ be the characteristic function of $k$-free numbers, where $k\ge 2$. Let ...
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Counting points on lattices

I expect that the following is a standard problem from analytic number theory, but I don't know where exactly to look for an answer. Let f: ℤr→ H be a surjective homomorphism into a ...
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Exact formula for the number of integers in an interval which are the sum of two squares.

Denote by $\lambda(n)$, the number of numbers between $0$ and $n$ which are the sum of two squares. Landau, and Ramanujan have proven independently, that $$\lambda(n) \sim \frac{n}{\sqrt{\ln(n)}}$$ ...
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Complete L-function and FE of Rankin-Selberg on GL(2)?

Let $f$ be a Maass cusp form of $\Gamma_0(N)$ on the upper half plane with character $\chi$ mod $N$ and eigenvalue $1/4+\mu^2$. What is the complete $L$-function of the Rankin-Selberg product ...
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Equivalence of Euler products of Dirichlet series and Meromorphic continuation

Suppose $(f_n(s))_n$ and $(g_n(s))_n$ are two sequences of Dirichlet series with positive coefficients such that $\exists \alpha\in\mathbb R$ such that for all $s\in\mathbb C$ with $\Re(s)>\alpha$ ...
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Symmetry type of non-cohomological automorphic forms

By Katz-Sarnak philosophy a family of $L$-functions would have a symmetry type which would reflect the statistics of $L$-functions, such as low lying zeros and moments. Shin-Templier's paper on ...
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Off critical line zeros for half integer weight $L$-functions

Let $f(z) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty A(n)n^{\frac{k-1}{2}}e(nz)$ be a modular form of weight $k$ for a half integer $k$. Put $$L(s,f) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{A(n)}{n^s} $$ to be the $L$-function. Further ...
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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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Kronecker's Jugendtraum for real quadratic fields?

Kronecker's Jugendtraum (or Hilbert's 12'th problem) is to find abelian extensions of arbitrary number fields by adjoining `special' values of transcendental functions. The Kronecker-Weber theorem was ...
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Asymptotic formula for $\prod_{p\leq x} (1-p^{-1})$ [closed]

Does there exists a good asymptotic formula for $$A(x) := \prod_{p\leq x}(1-\frac 1p).$$ By using a heuristic argument one can guess: $$A(x) \sim \frac{1}{2\,\mathrm{ln}(x)}.$$ Here is the ...
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Euler product approximation for semiprimes

It seems that \begin{align} &\prod_{\Omega(n)=2}^{}\dfrac{1}{1 - n^{-s}}\approx\zeta (s)\exp \left(P(s)^2/2-P(s)\right)\\ \end{align} where $P(s)$ is the prime zeta function, $\Omega(n)$ is the ...
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Averages over integer points of the sphere

A paper of William Duke proves that integer points on the sphere are equidistributed: $$ V_n = \{ (x,y,z) \in \mathbb{Z}^2 : x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = n \}. $$ Up to reflections across the $x$, $y$ and $z$ ...
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Does the Maynard-Tao Theorem apply to general tuples of linear forms?

In the paper http://arxiv.org/pdf/1311.5319v1.pdf the author states the following theorem, which he attributes to Maynard and Tao. For any integer $m > 2$, there exists an integer $k = k(m)$ such ...
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Zeta functions versus Cramer's conjecture

A mathematics professor today asked me if Cramer's conjecture on prime gaps has anything to do with Riemann Zeta function. I did not know but my guess was somehow Cramer's conjecture captures local ...
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Regularized sums of Mobius sequence

Do $\lim_{s \rightarrow \infty} \sum_{n \geq 1} \mu(n) e^{-n/s}$ and $\lim_{s \rightarrow \infty} \sum_{n \geq 1} \mu(n) e^{-n^2/s^2}$ both equal $-2$? Experimentally this seems plausible (up through ...
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Multiplicity one conjecture

I recently became interested in Maass cusp forms and heared people mentioning a "multiplicity one conjecture". As far as I understood it, it says that the dimension of the space of Maass cusp form for ...
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Some computational results on Hurwitz zeta function and questions

Let \begin{equation} \zeta(\sigma - it, a) := \sum_{m \geq 1} \frac{1}{(m + a)^{\sigma - i t}}, \quad \text{Re}(s) > 1. \end{equation} When arg a > 0 and $t \to + \infty$, $|\zeta(\sigma - it, ...
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Averages of $L(s,\chi)$

Let $(\frac{m}{n})$ denote the usual quadratic Jacobi symbol. What is the abscissa of convergence of the double Dirichlet series ? $$ \sum_{\substack{m,n \in \mathbb{N} \\ \gcd(m,n)=1 \\m,n\equiv 1 ...