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Summation of certain series

Suppose $f(n)$ is a periodic function with period $q$. Now from this paper we get that if $\displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^{q}f(n)=0$ then ...
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Do local L-functions/epsilon factors vary continuously with the Fell topology?

Edit due to the comment. Consider $G=GL(2)$ over a local field $F$. The Fell topology on the unitary dual of $G(F)$ is seperable. Given a sequence of irreducible unitary representations $(\pi_n)$ of ...
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a generalization of a formula of Shimura

Let $\phi$ be a $GL(2)$ automorphic form with Fourier coefficients $a(n)$ and $a(1)=1$. Obviously we have $L(s,\phi)=\sum \frac{a(n)}{n^s}$. Shimura have the following formula $L(s, Ad\; ...
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On Deligne's determinant of motives

This is a question about Deligne's conjecture on special values of L-functions. I have to confess that I've never understood the definition of the determinant which is supposed to give the right ...
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cluster variables and L-functions

There is something in common between cluster variables in the theory of cluster algebras, L-functions in number theory, namely the fact that both map direct sums to products, just like ...
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Extending the Shimura Lift to Non-Cuspidal Classical Modular Forms of Higher Level

The definition of the Shimura lift of a classical cusp form is well documented. Zagier and Kohnen define a modified version of the lift for a cusp form $g(z)=\sum a(n)q^n \in S_{k+1/2}^{+}(4)$ in the ...
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Theta lift to 1-dimensional vector space.

Hi! My question is very simple and it is about the theta lift of unitary group in global situation. Let $E/F$ be a quadratic number fields and $V,W$ be an $n$-dimensional and $1$-dimensional ...
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central/critical/special values of L-functions terminology

I have a question about the terminology for special values of L-functions. Is the following a correct description of standard usage: Suppose L(s) is an L-function which satisfies a functional ...
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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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On the absolute convergence of the local-zeta integral.

Though I am in a situation considering only local-zeta integral, to explain my question briefly, let me ask it in quite general form. Let $f(s,g)$ be a two variable smooth good (in a suitable sense) ...
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Non vanishing and cuspidality of the theta lift of trivial representation.

Hi! Let E/F be a quadratic number field extension. Then we make some hermitian and skew hermition vector spaces and define unitary group on it.(namely U(1) and U(3)) Then, I am wondering whether the ...
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On the explicit formula of the height function occuring on the doubled Weil representation.

Hi! I am wondering the exact formula of height function of $GL(n)$ which occurs in the doubling Weil representation. To be more precise, let me introduce the basic setting for this. Let $F$ be the ...
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A question on twisted L-function

Hi! This is my first question here. In studying automorphic form, I am wondering the relation of critical L-values of some representation and its twisted representation by a character. For example, ...
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Can GRH for complex primitive Dirichlet characters fail with a single non-trivial zero off the critical line?

Can GRH for complex primitive Dirichlet character fail with a single non-trivial zero off the critical line? For real characters this is impossible because the non-trivial zeros are in ...
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About equivalent statements of the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture [closed]

The Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture is well known in the current literature http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birch_and_Swinnerton-Dyer_conjecture My question is about the possible equivalent ...
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A stupid question on automorphic l-function

This may be a silly question for experts in this area. But I am really suffering for not being able to compute local-L function of some automorphic representation. So, I post it hoping some ...
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Is the following the right definition of $L$-functions (on the Galois side)?

This question may be too elementary for this forum, but I have asked it on math stackexchange and didn't get an answer. I have now deleted it so there wouldn't be duplicates... Here is the question as ...
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derivatives of Artin L-functions

This is a vague question: I'm sorry for that. Let's start with $\chi$ a (primitive odd) Dirichlet character modulo $n$ and look at the corresponding L-function $$ L(s, \chi)=\sum ...
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Do infinite and ramified local factors of the Dedekind zeta function of a tame number field characterize its local root numbers?

Let say you have two number fields, that are tamely ramified, and suppose that the $p$-part of their Dedekind zeta functions coincide for all prime $p$ which is ramified in either field. Suppose ...
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Is this extension of the Selberg class trivial?

I came across the following modification of the Selberg class in some of my work (see below), and while I've moved on in some sense -- I submitted the paper in question -- I can't get it off of my ...
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Understanding the determinant of the action of Frobenius on the character group of the toric part of the reduction of the Jacobian of a curve.

I am trying to understand a certain sentence in a paper that I am reading. Let me start with some notation/background. (For a motivation of why this should be interesting, see below, under the ...
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Blueprint of L-functions and need for introducing them ( Hasse-Weil L-functions )

Dear All, This question may appear elementary to all the experts in number theory , but forgive me. I really wanted to know how did the $L$-functions came into existence, especially the Hasse-Weil ...
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Linking L function dynamics with behavior close to s = 1 ?

A division, found on a sample set of semi-stable elliptic curves, calls for interpretation regarding the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture and the dynamic behavior of the L functions involved. ...
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Interplay between Riemann and Swinnerton-Dyer

Hello everyone, After reading RH ( Riemann's Hypothesis ) and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, I asked myself why can't RH hold for $L$-Functions ( Hasse-Weil L-function ). In particular the GRH imposes ...
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P-Adic poly Bernoulli numbers

we can define p-adic Bernoulli polynomials by using q-integral on $Z_p$ and T.Kim's method, But how can we define p-adic poly-Bernoulli numbers and polynomials by using integral on $Z_p$ ?
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Non-holomorphic L-functions

In some old notes, I found the following conjecture: Let $\mathbb T$ denote the unit circle and let $\chi:{\mathbb N} \to {\mathbb T}$ be fully multiplicative. Then the L-series $$ ...
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Montgomery's pair correlation function without RH?

In the theory of the Riemann zeta function, Montgomery's Pair correlation function is defined as $$ F(\alpha) = \frac{1}{N(T)} \sum_{T < \gamma, \gamma' < 2T} T^{i \alpha (\gamma - \gamma')} ...
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Automorphism group of algebraic function fields

Let $K$ be a finite field and let $F/K$ be a function field. Is it possible to deduce the genus of $F/K$ from the automorphism group of $G=Aut(F/K)$? Is it possible to do so if we know that $|G|$ is ...
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Applications of Artin L-functions

Does anybody know a good reference which gives examples of applications of Artin L-functions to "elementary" number theory? Many thanks!
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Values of Dirichlet L-funcions at natural numbers

I want to know about reference of formulas for $$ L(s,D)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \left(\frac{D}{n}\right)\,n^{-s} $$ for $s$ a positive integer number and $D$ a fundamental discriminant. For $s=1$ we have ...
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The Correlation of the Mobius Function and Dirichlet Characters.

Let $\chi$ be a Dirichlet character, and define $\phi_\chi (n)$ so that it satisfies $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \phi_\chi (n)n^{-s}=\frac{\zeta(s-1)}{L(s,\chi)}.$$ In other words ...
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What are non-abelian $L$-functions?

I have heard people discussing the utility of $L$-functions, claiming that since they are essentially cohomological entities, they are "abelian" and therefore lack force. From looking around on the ...
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Distinct simple zeros of Dirichlet L-functions

Given a finite set of distinct primitive Dirichlet characters, $\chi_1, \dots, \chi_r$, is it known that the product of the L-functions, $$L(s):=\prod_{i=1}^r L(s,\chi_i),$$ has a simple zero? It's ...
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Corvallis 1979 proceedings

These proceedings have long been freely available on the AMS website, but now it seems we can't even find them anymore (e.g. http://www.ams.org/publications/online-books/pspum331-index and ...
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Two-variable p-adic L-functions of elliptic curves

Suppose $K$ is an imaginary quadratic field (with class number 1, for simplicity), $p \ne 2$ a prime split in $K$, and $K_\infty$ the $\mathbb{Z}_p^2$-extension of $K$. If $E / \mathbb{Q}$ is an ...
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How do you calculate the Euler factors of the imprimitive symmetric square at primes with bad reduction?

The reference for this question is Coates and Schmidt, Iwasawa theory for the symmetric square. Let $G = \textrm{Gal}(\overline{\mathbb{Q}}/\mathbb{Q}))$ and let $D_r \supseteq I_r$ be a ...
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Computing (on a computer) the first few (non-trivial) zeros of the zeta function of a number field.

Let $M$ be the splitting field of x^8 + 3*x^7 + 13*x^6 + 17*x^5 + 45*x^4 + 37*x^3 + 11*x^2 + 112*x + 108 over the rationals. If I've understood some tables ...
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Functional equations relating to p-adic L-functions

Let f be a modular form of weight k for $\Gamma_0(N)$. Let us assume that $p\not\vert$N. Then we can construct 2 p-adic L-functions corresponding to the 2 roots $\alpha$ and $\beta$ of the equation ...
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Non-vanishing of twists of L functions for GL(4)

Hello, This is a question in the spirit of Nonvanishing of central L-values of quadratic twists? and the application I have in mind is to p-adic L-functions a la Ash-Ginzburg. The question is ...
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Nonvanishing of central L-values of quadratic twists?

Let $\pi$ be a cuspidal automorphic representation of GL(2) over a number field (if you want, assume it's $\mathbb Q$ and $\pi$ comes from a holomorphic modular form). In the case $\pi$ has trivial ...
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Is the Gouvea-Mazur problem related to symmetric square $L$-functions?

Here's an idea that I've found appealing but have never been able to get anywhere with. One way to frame the Gouvea-Mazur question (for lack of a better term, since the original conjecture by the ...
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Special values of L-functions as periods

If $M$ is a pure motive over $\mathbb{Q}$, one cas define its $L$-function $L(M,s)$ which conjecturaly is a meromorphic function over $\mathbb{C}$ with finitely many poles. For example, when ...
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Zeroes of complete L-functions

Hello, Let $F$ and $G$ be two functions belonging in the Selberg class, $\Lambda_{F}$ and $\Lambda_{G}$ the complete L-functions associated to $F$ and $G$. I would like to know whether this assertion ...
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Generalizing Eichler-Shimura to higher dimension, again

This question is related to Intuition behind the Eichler-Shimura relation? and L-functions and higher-dimensional Eichler-Shimura relation Answering the first question above, Matt Emerton gives a ...
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Abelian varieties and Selberg class

Hello everyone, I would like to know whether, assuming Selberg's orthonormality conjecture, it would be possible to establish a "natural" correspondence between abelian varieties and functions ...
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Iwasawa main conjectures vs Bloch-Kato conjectures

Let $p$ be a prime, $K$ be a number field, $S$ a finite set of finite places of $K$ containing the set $S_p$ of places above $p$ and the places at infinity, $G:=G_{K,S}$ the Galois group of the ...
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On the relation of special values of motivic L functions and partial zetas

Let $K$ be a number field, $L$ a finite abelian extension and $\chi \in \widehat{Gal(L/K)}$ a (non-trivial) character. If we multiply out the associated Artin L-function $L(\chi,s)$ we can write this ...
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Does it exist a p-adic L function which interpolates the values of the complex one at positive integers?

I known that there are classical ways to construct $p$-adic $L$ functions for Dirichlet characters through $p$-adic integrals. We fix a character $\chi$ modulo $Np^r$ with $N$ and $p$ coprime and an ...
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Principal L-functions on GL(n)

What does the principal L-functions on GL(n), $n \geq 3, n \in \mathbb{Z}$, look like? Where can I find materials about principal L-functions on GL(n)?
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Why are Tamagawa numbers equal to Pic/Sha?

For a connected algebraic group $G$ over a global field $K$ with adeles $A$, the Tamagawa number of $G$ is the volume of $G(A)/G(K)$. It is conjectured (and often known) to be rational, namely the ...