# Tagged Questions

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### Prove that $\sum_{a<n\le b}\{f(n)\}=\frac{1}{2}(b-a)+O(\lambda^{1/3}(b-a)+\lambda^{-1/2})$ [on hold]

Let $a,b\in\mathbb{Z}$, and $f\in C^2([a,b])$ such that $|f''(t)|\asymp \lambda$ for $a\le t\le b$. Prove that
$$\sum_{a<n\le b}\{f(n)\}=\frac{1}{2}(b-a)+O(\lambda^{1/3}(b-a)+\lambda^{-1/2}).$$
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### Height of a tripod [on hold]

I am trying to determine the height of a tripod when the length on the tripod's legs (81") and the distance between the ends that touch the ground are 57" apart.
My thought process so far: When the ...

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### Pathological behavior of Lie algebra under a map of abelian schemes

I am trying to understand Example 7.5/9 from the book "Neron models". There one has a discrete valuation ring $R'$ that is the localization of $\mathbb{Z}[\zeta_p]$ at $p$, so that the absolute ...

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### Which criteria for “uniformly splitting” polynomials?

Let $P(x)$ be an irreducible monic polynomial of degree $\ge4$ with integer coefficients. We all know that over a finite field $\mathbb F_p$, $P$ will often split, and I am interested in polynomials ...

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### When is $\vartheta(x)>x$? [Skewes number analog]

Let $\vartheta(x)=\sum_{p\le x}\log p$. What is known about the first time $\vartheta(x)>x?$
Bays & Hudson give good upper bounds (slightly improved by Chao & Plymen) on the first crossing ...

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### Shimura reciprocity law

I have spent quite some time understanding class fields generated by Kummer extensions and class fields generated by modular forms. Now, I am turning the notch of sophistication a bit to study class ...

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### Numerical evidence and argument against Littlewood conjecture

This is joint work with someone. We got numerical evidence and argument
against Littlewood conjecture, though mistakes are certainly possible.
Littlewood conjecture states that for any two real ...

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### abelian $\ell$-adic representations in $\widehat{SL(2,Z)}$

In Grothendieck's Esquisse he claims that the action of
$$\text{Gal}(\mathbb Q)\to\text{Out}(\pi_1(M_{1,1})=\text{Out}(\widehat{SL(2,Z)})$$
obtained from the homotopy exact sequence of the étale ...

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### Modular forms and “too many symmetries”

How do we interpret Barry Mazur's quote of
Modular forms are functions on the complex plane that are inordinately symmetric. They satisfy so many internal symmetries that their mere existence ...

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### Varieties with few monomials and the n-conjecture

The n-conjecture
is a generalization of abc and basically says that the if
$a_1 + \ldots + a_n=0$, no proper subsum vanishes and $a_i$
are coprime, then the radical of $a_1\cdots a_n$ can't be
too ...

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### p-adic Stein spaces

The higher cohomology of coherent sheaves vanish on Stein spaces (both complex and p-adic). In the case when the space ($X$) is a curve and we're working in the complex world, this shows that all ...

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### Does the Lehmer quintic parameterize certain minimal polynomials of the $p$th root of unity for infinitely many $p$?

The solvable Emma Lehmer quintic is given by,
$$F(y) = y^5 + n^2y^4 - (2n^3 + 6n^2 + 10n + 10)y^3 + (n^4 + 5n^3 + 11n^2 + 15n + 5)y^2 + (n^3 + 4n^2 + 10n + 10)y + 1 = 0$$
with discriminant $D = (7 + ...

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### Zeta function double product

Is it possible to write the following double product in terms of the zeta function?
\begin{align}
&\prod_{i=1}^{\infty}\prod_{j=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{1-(p_i\ p_j)^{-s}}
\end{align}
Extending the ...

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### Least supersingular prime

Given an elliptic curve over the rationals, what can one say about the size of the smallest supersingular prime?

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### Zeros of the derivative of Riemann's $\xi$-function

The Riemann xi function $\xi(s)$ is defined as
$$
\xi(s)=\frac12 s(s-1)\pi^{-s/2}\Gamma(s/2)\zeta(s).
$$
It is an entire function whose zeros are precisely those of $\zeta(s)$.
Since $\xi$ is real ...

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### Numbers with all N-digit prefixes divisible by N

In base 10, the number 3816547290 contains every digit exactly once. When I take the first N digits, that substring is divisible by N. For example, 381 is divisible by 3, 38165 is divisible by 5, etc. ...

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### Short arithmetic progressions in quadratic residues

Let p be a prime number of form 4k+1.
I guess that there are c(d) number of 3-terms arithmetic progressions (AP) in the set of quadratic residues modulo p, where c(d) is an integer constant depending ...

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### Time estimate to determine if a number is prime [closed]

How long does it take to verify that a given number is a prime number, as a function of its number of digits, in a personal computer, say? How computationally hard is this?

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### Is there a known primitive recursive upper bound on the nth “Zhang prime”

(This question is pure curiosity. Feel free to close it if you feel it is not appropriate for mathoverflow.)
In 2013 Zhang showed that there are infinitely many pairs of primes which are less that ...

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### “Weight-mondoromy” for open varieties

Suppose that $X/\mathbb{Q}_p$ is a smooth, projective variety, and choose a prime $\ell\neq p$. Then the weight-monodromy conjecture says that the graded pieces $\mathrm{Gr}_k^M$ of the monodromy ...

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### Special values of Hecke L-function

The Dedekind zeta function for a number field $K$ is defined as
$\zeta_K(s)=\sum_{I\subset O_K} (N_{K/\mathbb{Q}}(I))^{-s}$.
By attaching a Hecke character $\psi$, we can define ...

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### How to generate $n$ FP32 rationals s.t. no two distinct k-el. subsets have same sum?

First some
Background: I have lots and lots of integer matrices, whose rows are $k$-combinations (without repetitions and sorted) of numbers from the set $S:=\{1,...,n\}$ and needed to be compared ...

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### Waring's problem

What is the best known quantitative upper bound for the quantity $G(k)$?
I know that it's due to Trevor Wooley and in simplest form states that
$\limsup_{k \to \infty} \frac{G(k)}{k \log k} \le 1$.
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### Representation of GL(n, F_p) over F_p, for n small

The question is related to this post
Representation theory of the general linear group over a finite prime field
However, I am asking for more detailed references for n small, for example, for n=2, ...

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### Questions on roots of integral polynomials over $\mathbb{F}_p$

I asked earlier (A question on how polynomials split over $\mathbb{F}_p$ for large primes $p$) on when a polynomial $f(x) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ has a small root over $\mathbb{F}_p$, where $p$ is a large ...

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### How to calculate the infinite sum of this double series?

I'm calculating this double sum:
$$
\sum _{m=1}^{\infty } \sum _{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{(-1)^m}{(2 k+1)^2+m^2}
$$
I know the answer is
$$
\frac{ \pi \log (2)}{16}-\frac{\pi ^2}{16}
$$
which can be ...

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### Does this quaternary quartic form primitively represent infinitely many sufficiently large powers?

Let $g(x,y,z,t)=(x+y+z+t)^4-a h(x,y)$ where $h(x,y) \in \{x^4,xy^3,x^2y^2\}$
and $a$ is integer.
Does $g$ represent infinitely many powers $r^n$
with $n > 4$, $x+y+z+t,ah(x,y)$ take distinct ...

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### Why do Pell equations appear in Ramanujan's pi formulas?

While answering this MSE question about the Pell equation $x^2-29y^2=1$, I noticed that certain fundamental solutions appeared in Ramanujan's famous pi formula.
I. Given the fundamental unit,
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### Roots of a polynomial in a finite field related to Fermat's Last Theorem

In my class, we proved the following condition: define the polynomial $P_l(x)$ as
$$P_l(x) = \sum_{r=1}^{l-1}{\frac{1}{r}x^{l-1-r}}$$
Then if for all $a \in \mathbb{Z}/l\mathbb{Z}-\{0,1\},$ ...

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### Almost locally stable properties of spaces [closed]

Assume that we are looking whether a Property $P$ holds for members $s$ from a space $X$.
Call a member $s$ of $X$, almost $\delta-$stable with respect to $P$ if property $P$ holds (or fails) for ...

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### Large solutions to Thue equations

Suppose that $f(x,y) \in \mathbb{Z}[x,y]$ is a homogeneous polynomial, or binary form, of degree $d$. The equation
$$f(x,y) = h$$
for a given integer $h$ is known as Thue's equation (so named ...

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### Which natural numbers are a square minus a sum of two squares?

Question: Which natural numbers are of the form $a^2 - b^2 - c^2$ with $a>b+c$?
This question came up in (Eike Hertel, Christian Richter, Tiling Convex Polygons with Congruent Equilateral ...

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### A question on how polynomials split over $\mathbb{F}_p$ for large primes $p$

Suppose that $f(x) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ is an irreducible polynomial (over $\mathbb{Q}$). Let $p$ be a very large prime with respect to the coefficients of $f$. Then it is possible that $f(x)$ may ...

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### Is the Jacobi theta function invertible?

Let $\theta$ denote the Jacobi theta function:
$$\theta=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}{(-1)^kq^{k(k+1)}sin((2k+1)\frac{2\pi}{\omega_1}Re(z))},$$
and we have a complex number $t$. Suppose that we know there ...

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### Zeta functions with Brauer class

In algebraic geometry there are examples when a variety $X$ is somehow related (I call it double-mirror) to another variety $Y$, together with
a 2-torsion Brauer class. By "related" I mean statements ...

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### Euler's Triangular Number closure properties

Burton, in "Elementary Number Theory", states that the following problems are due to Euler 1775:
If $n$ is a triangular number, then so are $9n+1$, $25n+3$ and $49n + 6$.
R. F. Jordan in the J. ...

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### Improving the bound $q < n\sqrt{3}$ for an odd perfect number $N = {q^k}{n^2}$ given in Eulerian form

(Note: This was cross-posted from MSE.)
Let $N = {q^k}{n^2}$ be an odd perfect number given in Eulerian form (i.e., $q$ is prime with $q \equiv k \equiv 1 \pmod 4$ and $\gcd(q, n) = 1$).
Therefore, ...

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### The divisors of $p-1$ and high-degree residues modulo $p$

Here is a somewhat more explicit version of a question that I asked a while ago.
Suppose that $p$ is a prime of the form $p=2n(n+1)+1$, with a positive integer $n$. Can every odd prime divisor of ...

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### minimizing an integral over integer-coefficient polynomials $\displaystyle \inf_{f \in \mathbb{Z}[x]} \int_a^b f(x)^2 \, dx $ [duplicate]

Let's consider the space $L^2[a,b]$ of functions on the interval and the norm:
$$ ||f(x)||^2 = \int_a^b |f(x)|^2 \, dx $$
Now what if we consider only polynomials with integer coefficients: $f(x) ...

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### How do we usually calculate the size of the 2-division field of an elliptic curve over local fields

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb Q$, with rank $0$ and $E(\mathbb Q)[2]=0$. Let $p$ be a prime number. How do we usually calculate $\# E(\mathbb Q_p)[2]$ when $E$ has good, bad reduction at ...

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### Lucasian Primality Criterion for Specific Class of $k \cdot 2^n-1$

Definition
Let $P_m(x)=2^{-m}\cdot \left(\left(x-\sqrt{x^2-4}\right)^{m}+\left(x+\sqrt{x^2-4}\right)^{m}\right)$ , where $m$ and $x$ are nonnegative integers .
Conjecture
Let $N=k\cdot 2^n-1$ such ...

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### Number of *distinct* dot products of an integer vector by elements of a hyper-rectangle

Imagine a vector $\boldsymbol{v}$ composed of integers, and the set $S$ of all integer vectors within a hyper-rectange, with one corner at the origin and other at $\boldsymbol{m}$. In other words: $S ...

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### Can these two proofs of the parametrization of pythagorean triples be unified?

I am interested in the classical parametrization of rational solutions to $x^2 + y^2 = 1$.
One proof is the classical stereographic projection technique (see, e.g., here): Choose a rational point $P$ ...

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### Adjoining torsion points from abelian varieties

Let $L/\mathbb{Q}$ be the field generated over $\mathbb{Q}$ by all of the (projective) coordinates of all of the torsion points of all abelian varieties defined over $\mathbb{Q}$. Is $L$ algebraically ...

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### rational points of a hyperelliptic curve

I have the following hyperelliptic curve of genus $2$:
$$
y^2 = 561 x^6 - 41904 x^5 + 627264 x^4 + 11860992 x^3 - 197074944 x^2 + 124416^2
$$
I need to find all the rational points on this curve. ...

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### computing height on elliptic curve of the form $y^2=x^3-nx$

Let $E$ be the elliptic curve
$$y^2 =x^3 - 19*67 x$$
and $P=[26011/625,2159616/15625]$, I want to compute $\hat{h}(P)$ using formula given in
Fujita, Y., & Terai, N. (2011). Generators for the ...

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### Kloosterman sum zeroes

Can we prove the following statement about Kloosterman sums? Recall that a Kloosterman sum is given by:
$$K(a,b,m)=\sum_{0\leq x\leq m-1,\,\gcd(m,x)=1}e^{\frac{2\pi i}{m}(ax+bx^*)}$$
Where $x^*$ is ...

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### When does a Catalan number equal a Fibonacci number?

The $n=3$'rd Catalan number (A000108) is $1,1,2,5$ : $\frac{\binom{2n}{n}}{n+1}=\frac{\binom{6}{3}}{4}=\frac{20}{4}=$ 5.
The $n=4$'th Fibonacci number (A000045) is $1,1,2,3,5,...$ : 5.
Q. Which ...

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### Sets of coprime numbers

Consider the set $\{0, 3, 7, 15\}$ of four integers. If you add each of these numbers to a fixed power of 2, then the resulting four numbers are pairwise coprime. For example, $\{4, 7, 11, 19\}$ are ...

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### $\zeta(0)$ and the cotangent function

In preparing some practice problems for my complex analysis students, I stumbled across the following. It is not hard to show, using Liouville's theorem, that
$$\pi\cot(\pi ...