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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Probability of correlated quadratic residues

Given $N,a,c\in\Bbb N$, where $a\in(0,1)$ is fixed, $c\ll(\log N)^{1/b}$ for any $b>1$ is fixed, what is the probability that given $A,B\in\Bbb N$ such that $N^{a/2}(\log N)\leq A,B\leq ...
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Probability of correlated residues

Given $N,c\in\Bbb N$, where $c\ll(\log N)^{1/b}$ for any $b>1$ is fixed, what is the probability that given $A_1,A_2,A_3\in\Bbb N$ with ...
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arithmetic progressions with few primes

Is this true ? Let $\beta_0$ be a positive number. One may find $\beta>\beta_0$, $0<\lambda<1$, and infinitely many $q>1$ so that there exists an arithmetic progression of step $q$, $a_1, ...
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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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Elaboration of a certain section of a paper by Thanigasalam

In section 11 of this paper by Thanigasalam, it says "... we get $G(10)\le 105$, and this implies that $H(10) \le 107$". However, it is very unclear how this follows. Why is it the case that $G(10)\le ...
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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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Elementary Proof of Infinitely many primes $\mathfrak{p} \in \mathbb{Z}[i]$ in the sector $\theta < \arg \mathfrak{p} <\phi $

A quick look at the primes in $\mathbb{Z}[i]$ suggests they might be evenly distributed by angle if we zoom out on a coarse enough scale. I would like ask about the much weaker statement forgetting ...
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Find motivation for calculating $\int_{2}^{X} A^2(t) A(\alpha t)dt$

I read a thesis of Kong Kar Lun (student of Tsang K.M) about the some mean value theorems for certain errors terms in analytic number theory and in which he gave the asymptotic formulas of the ...
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Interest to know explicit values of certain coefficients

Sorry if my question is stupid but it comes to my mind whenever I read about the theory of symmetric power $L$ functions. Out of curiosity, I did a web search and found only the explicit expression of ...
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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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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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Analytic Number Theory without Pigeonhole Principle [closed]

I don't know if this is an appropriate question for this website, but I will try my luck. I am an undergraduate student, and recently I became interested in analytic number theory. When I started ...
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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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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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If $2^x $and $3^x$ are integers, must $x$ be as well?

I'm fascinated by this open problem (if it is indeed still that) and every few years I try to check up on its status. Some background: Let $x$ be a positive real number. If $n^x$ is an integer for ...
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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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Is this Riemann zeta function product equal to the Fourier transform of the von Mangoldt function?

Mathematica knows that: $$\log(n) = \lim\limits_{s \rightarrow 1} \zeta(s)\left(1 - \frac{1}{n^{(s - 1)}}\right)\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\; (1)$$ The von Mangoldt function should then be: ...
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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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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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Asymptotics of the n-th prime using the gamma function

In the paper http://rgmia.org/papers/v8n2/eepnt.pdf, the author proves that proves an explicit inequality on prime numbers using the gamma function and as a corollary, he showed that. $$ p_n = n ...
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Why Is $e^{\pi\sqrt{232}}$ an Almost Integer?

We have already discussed why $e^{(\pi\sqrt{163})}$ is an almost integer. Why are powers of $\exp(\pi\sqrt{163})$ almost integers? Basically $j(\frac{1+\sqrt{-163}}{2} ) \simeq 744 - ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Typical value of totient function

Can anyone tell me what the expected value of Euler's totient function φ$(n)$ is (roughly) if you choose a random integer $n$ in the range $[N,N+M]$, where $M$ is large and $N$ is larger than $M$? ...
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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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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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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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The large sieve for primes

Let $\Lambda(n)$ be the von Mangoldt function, i.e., $\Lambda(n) = \log p$ for $n$ a prime power $p^k$ and $\Lambda(n) = 0$ for all $n$ that not prime powers. Let $$S(\alpha) = \sum_{n \leq N} ...
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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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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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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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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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Shortest/Most elegant proof for $L(1,\chi)\neq 0$

Let $\chi$ be a Dirichlet character and $L(1,\chi)$ the associated L-function evaluated at $s=1$. What would be the 'shortest' proof of the non-vanishing of $L(1,\chi)$? Background: The non-vanishing ...
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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 ...