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Sharpest bound on the zero free region of $\zeta^{\prime}$?

I'm interested in calculating all of the zeroes of the first derivative of the Riemann $\zeta$ function up to an arbitrary height. I know that (on the RH), all of these zeroes will have real part $\ge ...
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The geometric-mean factorial

Think of the factorial as $f(n) = n \odot (n-1) \odot \cdots \odot 2 \odot 1$, where $\odot$ is the binary operator for multiplication, $\cdot$. This suggests exploring replacing $\odot$ with other ...
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Variational problem for optimal weight function leading to shorter intervals with many primes

The motivation for the following problem stems from the recent preprint by James Maynard, see also Proposition 5 of the recent blogpost by Terrence Tao. The solution of this problem could give better ...
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Machin-like formulas for logarithms

I found this math puzzle blog post http://fredrikj.net/blog/2013/03/machin-like-formulas-for-logarithms/ which I'm reposting here with permission. I'm setting this to community wiki to minimize the ...
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Parabolic cylinder functions - explicit estimates?

I need estimates for the parabolic cylinder functions $U(a,z)$ (first studied by Whittaker). Most work in the literature focuses on $a$ real. As it happens, I am interested in $U(a,z)$ on a strip in ...
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Repetitions of the totient

In a program I'm writing I'm using that the function: $rphi(1) = 0$ $rphi(n) = 1+rphi(phi(n))$ grows very slowly. Judging from https://oeis.org/A003434 it would seam like it is approximately ...
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The complexity of the leading fractional bit of a power of a rational number

On a mailing list (math-fun) that I subscribe to Dan Asimov asked what's the most efficient way to calculate the leading decimal digits (say 10 of them) of $(p/q)^n \bmod 1$ where $p$ and $q$ are ...
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324 views

Calculating the constant in the Bateman-Horn-Stemmler conjecture

Bateman & Horn [1], building on Bateman & Stemmler [2], give a conjectured formula for the density of numbers that produce simultaneous primes in a number of fixed polynomials. The constant ...
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Estimating a multinomial sum

I have the following sum \begin{equation} \sum_{r_1=q+1}^{\tau}\dots\sum_{r_\lambda=q+1}^{\tau}{\tau\choose r_1,\dots,r_\lambda,\tau-r_1-\dots -r_\lambda} (\Lambda-\lambda)^{\tau-r_1-\dots-r_\lambda} ...
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2answers
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Calculating the infinite product from the Hardy-Littlewood Conjecture F

The Hardy-Littlewood Conjecture F [1] involves the infinite product $$\prod\left(1-\frac{1}{\varpi-1}\left(\frac D\varpi\right)\right)$$ where $\varpi$ ranges over the odd primes and $\left(\frac ...
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Evaluating Shintani cone zeta functions

Hi everyone I am trying the evaluate sums of the form $$ \sum_{n_1>0,n_2>0,\ldots,n_m>0} \frac{1}{\big((a_{1,1}n_1 +\ldots +a_{1,m}n_m)^k \ldots (a_{m,1}n_1+ \ldots +a_{m,m}n_m)^k\big)}$$ ...
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How should I approximate real numbers by algebraic ones?

Given a high precision real number, how should I go about guessing an algebraic integer that it's close to? Of course, this is extremely poorly defined -- every real number is close to a rational ...