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Can a sum of roots of unity be an integer?

Let $n \geq 2$, $H \lneq (\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z})^*$, $\zeta_k$ a primitive $k$-th root of unity. Is it possible that $$\sum_{h \in H} \zeta_k^{h} \in \mathbb{Z}$$ for every $k$ dividing $n$ such that ...
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Trace of n-th root of unity in cyclotomic extension of p-adic rationals

Let $n\in\mathbb N$ and $p$ be any prime. Denote by $\mathbb Q_p$ the $p$-adic numbers. For a field extension $L/K$ denote by $Tr_{L/K}$ the corresponding trace function. Let $\zeta_n$ be a primitve ...
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Cyclotomic integers with given modulus

The following problem was posted to the NMBRTHRY mailing list about a week ago, without eventually getting a satisfactory solution. Suppose that $p=(n^2+1)/2$ is a prime, with $n\ge 5$ integer. Does ...
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Algebraic numbers abhorrent to cyclotomic fields

Consider an algebraic number $\alpha$, which can be taken to be an integer. With $\deg\alpha$ a prime number, one can easily arrange that to be such that all powers $\alpha^n$ to be of the same ...