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### Davenport's proof that almost all integers are the sum of 4 cubes

Where can I find a pdf that describes Davenport's proof that almost all integers are the sum of $4$ cubes?
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### Are major arcs always around a fraction with small denominator? [on hold]

In the usual circle method we might have a trigonometric polynomial $F(\theta)=\sum_{n}a_n e(n\theta)$ and we need to estimate the integral $\int_0^1 F(\theta)d\theta$ by breaking the domain into ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### Fourier expansion of Takagi-function (everywhere non differentiable function).

Let us consider Takagi-function defined by $T(x) \colon\!= \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}s(2^nx)/2^n$, where $s(x) \colon\!\!= \underset{n \in {\Bbb Z}}{\mathrm{min}} \,|x-n|$. $T(x)$ has its period $1$, so ...
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### Modular form on $\Gamma_0(N)$

I recently asked this question on Math.StackExchange with no answer so far. So I thought maybe I can find an answer here. Let $M(k,\Gamma_0(N))$ be a space of modular forms of weight $k$ on ...
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### Questions on de Branges' work on the Riemann hypothesis

According to Wikipedia, Louis de Branges de Bourcia has obtained some notable results, such as a proof of the Bieberbach conjecture in 1985, which is now known as de Branges' theorem. Initially, his ...
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### converse of Weyl criterion

Let $f∈L^1([0,1))$,suppose for all equi-distributed sequence $\{a_n\}^∞_{n=1}$ in $[0,1)$,we have $$\lim_{N\rightarrow \infty} \frac{1}{N}\sum_{k=1}^Nf(a_k)=\int_0^1f.$$ Do we have that $f$ is Riemann ...
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### Extension of Poisson Summation formula

Under the condition f continuous, integrable and: $|f(t)| + |\hat{f}(t)| \le C (1+|t|)^{-1-a}$ (with a>0) we have the twisted Poisson formula that holds (where $\chi(n)$ is a primitive Dirichlet ...
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### Motivation behind the appearance of Bessel functions in partial trace formulas

Bessel functions occur naturally on the Kloosterman side (or geometric side) of Petersson's formula and Kuznetsov's formula. Is there an intuitive explanation for their appearance? For instance, is ...
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### Uncertainty principle for Mellin transform

Let $f:\mathbb{R}^+\to \mathbb{C}$. Let $Mf$ be its Mellin transform: $Mf(s) = \int_0^\infty f(x) x^{s-1} dx$. (a) Some time ago, I convinced myself that $f(t)$, $Mf(\sigma+it)$ and $Mf(\sigma-it)$ ...
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### Riemann hypothesis and Kakeya needle problem

The question may be a bit vague. I noticed an analogy that both Riemann hypothesis and Kakeya needle problem has been proved in finite fields. Can somebody shed light on why finite field analogues are ...
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### computing a certain contour integral [closed]

I want to compute an integral along a vertical line segment. The function I'm integrating involves the zeta-function, and usually the way such integrals are done treats the line segment as one side ...
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### Quasicrystals and the Riemann Hypothesis

Let $0 < k_1 < k_2 < k_3 < \cdots$ be all the zeros of the Riemann zeta function on the critical line: $$\zeta(\frac{1}{2} + i k_j) = 0$$ Let $f$ be the Fourier transform of the sum ...
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### On the $L^1$-norm of certain exponential sums.

I am stuck with an elementary-looking problem, which does not belong to my usual field of research so I eventually decided to ask it on MO. Let $S$ be a finite set of integers. For $P$ a subset of ...
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### fourier analytic proofs

While searching through Mathoverflow, I found out a fourier analytic proof of the Isoperimetric Inequality.Also, by google search I found a fourier analytic proof of Quadratic Reciprocity theorem.I ...
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### Analogues of the Riemann-Roch Theorem

In his thesis, Tate derives a Poisson formula on the adeles and a theorem which he calls the "Riemann-Roch Theorem". More specifically, given a continuous, $L^1$ function $f$ on the adeles such that ...
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### explicit formula for Riemann zeros counting function

I've often seen it stated (in vague terms) that there's a Fourier duality between the set of prime numbers and the set of nontrivial Riemann zeta zeros. Because there are various explicit formulae ...
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### What is the shortest route to Roth's theorem?

Roth first proved that any subset of the integers with positive density contains a three term arithmetic progression in 1953. Since then, many other proofs have emerged (I can think of eight off the ...
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### A Question concerning the Fourier Transform of $\mathbb{R}$

Consider the classical Schwartz space $\mathcal{S}(\mathbb{R})$ together with the Fourier transform $\mathcal{F} : \mathcal{S}(\mathbb{R}) \rightarrow \mathcal{S}( \mathbb{R})$. Consider the subspace ...
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### How big is the Fourier transform of the log of a polynomial over the p-adic numbers

Let $f(z_1,\dots,z_n)$ be a polynomial with $p$-adic coefficients, and let $g(z):=log\lvert f(z) \rvert$. If $\xi$ is a complex character of $\mathbb{Z}_p^n$ there exists a number $v=v(\xi)$ such that ...
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### FFTs over finite fields?

I'm trying to understand how to compute a fast Fourier transform over a finite field. This question arose in the analysis of some BCH codes. Consider the finite field $F$ with $2^n$ elements. It is ...
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### How large (small) can be the measure of a set where a polynomial takes small values ?

A $n$-th degree polynomial has precisely $n$ roots. So it is natural to ask the question how large ( and small) can be the measure of a set where a polynomial takes small values ? This, and other ...
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### A sum involving sines

Consider a scaled sine function, $\sin(2\pi x/2^n)$, for some positive integer $n$. For this, I have the following linear combination. $$\sum_{x=1}^{2^{n-2}} c_x \sin(2\pi x/2^n).$$ (The upper limit ...
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### Is the set of primes “translation-finite”?

The definition in the title probably needs explaining. I should say that the question itself was an idea I had for someone else's undergraduate research project, but we decided early on it would be ...
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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<=N} \Lambda(n) e(\alpha n). ...