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References to proofs of upper and lower bounds on the number of coprimes in an interval?

On the first page of the article "When the sieve works", the authors present upper and lower bounds for $S(T,T+x;\mathcal{E})$; the number of integers in the interval $(T,T+x]$ that are coprime to all ...
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On the local root number(or local $\epsilon$-factor)

I want to ask some question related to the local root number. Let $E/F$ be a quadratic extension of p-adic local fields and $\psi:E \to \mathbb{C}$ is an additive character of $E$. Let $\phi:WD(E) ...
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Twin primes for polynomials in $\Bbb Z[X]$

The following paper provides result on an analog of twin primes conjecture for $\Bbb F_q[X]$ http://www.math.uga.edu/~pollack/twins.pdf Is there an analog of twin primes conjecture for $\Bbb Z[X]$? ...
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Find all solutions in positive integers of the diophantine equation $w^2+x^2+y^2=z^2$ [migrated]

It's an exercises of the text book Elementary Number Theory and It's Applications 6th Edition by Kenneth H.Rosen. I wanted to solve it using the method in solving the diophantine equation ...
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Is this $S$-birational map an open immersion on its domain of definition?

My question is about a claim on the bottom of p. 121 of the book "Neron models" by Bosch, Lutkebohmert, and Raynaud, so I will freely use the general terminology recalled in this book, but will ...
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Isomorphism problem for two radical extensions

Let $n\geq 2$ and let $a,b\in{\mathbb Q}$. Suppose that both the polynomials $A=X^n-a$ and $B=X^n-b$ are irreducible. We want to know whether ( * ) there is a root $\alpha$ of $A$ and a root $\beta$ ...
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Fermat's last theorem over larger fields

Fermat's last theorem implies that the number of solutions of $x^5 + y^5 = 1$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ is finite. Is the number of solutions of $x^5 + y^5 = 1$ over $\mathbb{Q}^{\text{ab}}$ finite? Here ...
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Are the natural numbers a disjoint union of infinite sets of zero asymptotic density? [on hold]

Suppose $\mathbb{N}=\bigsqcup_{i\in\mathbb{N}}E_i$ with $\#E_i=\infty$ for each $i$. Is it possible that $\limsup_{N\to\infty}\frac{1}{N}\#(E_i\cap\{1,\ldots,N\})=0$ for all $i$, which would mean ...
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Adelic integral factorization

In order to calculate Tamagawa numbers, I need to justify that for a nice (say Schwartz-Bruhat) function, the following identity holds : $$\int_{\mathbf{A}^2} f(x)dx = \int_{SL_2(\mathbf{A})/SL_2(K)} ...
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Why is the finite extension field of the p-adic numbers $\mathbb{Q}_p$ spherically complete? [on hold]

Here by spherical completeness it is meant that given a non-empty nest of closed balls $\{B_\alpha|\alpha\in I\}$, that is, $\forall \alpha_1,\alpha_2\in I$ either $B_{\alpha_1}\subset B_{\alpha_2}$ ...
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Help me to proof Mobius-Euler equation [on hold]

Can you help me to proof that $$ \sum_{d | n}^{\, } \left ( \mu \left ( d \right ) \times \varphi \left ( d \right ) \right ) = 0\: for\: \mathbf{n}\geq 2, \mathbf{n}\: is\: even $$ where ...
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Siegel Walfisz Theorem for algebraic number fields

Is there a generalization of the Siegel Walfisz to algebraic number fields? This has been done for the prime number theorem in the prime ideal theorem.
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Biquadratic reciprocity for $p\equiv 1\pmod 4$ and $q\equiv 3\pmod 4$

For a prime $p\equiv 1\pmod 4$, let $\left(\frac{\cdot}{p}\right)_4$ denote the rational biquadratic residue symbol; that is, $$ \left(\frac{a}{p}\right)_4 = \begin{cases} \ \ \ ...
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Underlying idea for (automorphic) L-function?

To preface, I am a student of automorphic representation theory, and I know full well the definition of the L-function attached to an automorphic representation. I am intending to give a talk on the ...
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Decomposing adelic points using torsors

Let $k$ be a number field and $X$ be a $k$-scheme. Let $G$ be a linear algebraic group over $k$ and let $f: Z \to X$ be a $G_X$-torsor ($G_X = G \times_k X)$. We can twist the torsor $f$ by 1-cocycles ...
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Conjecture regarding closest point inside a discrete ball to a line

I'm a PhD student in image processing, where I've stumbled into a problem that seems to be essentially number theory. I've hunted around online and while I've found many results on similar problems, ...
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Many integral points on quartic models of elliptic curve via differences of squares

Pick fourth power free integer $n$ ($p^4$ doesn't divide $n$). Represent $n$ as difference of possibly negative integer squares $n=v_i^2-u_i^2$. The goal is to find quadratic polynomial with integer ...
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Fermat's little theorem question [closed]

I'm studying Number theory (in my spare time) and I need to prove a lemma in order to prove the exercise. The topic is Fermat's little theorem. Well the lemma goes like this: Let's say we have ...
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A combinatorial and number theoretical problem [closed]

Given N positive integers, not necessarily distinct, how many ways you can take 4 integers from the N numbers such that their GCD is 1. For example,N=10 and the positive integers are ...
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E- and A-algorithms for finite arithmetic prime progressions and other sets

There is certain Eratosthenes spirit to my problem (See below). First of all I'd like to stress the mathematical aspect of my question. Also, my question does not amount to the divide and conquer ...
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Partitions with each part dividing the original number

I have a question on partitions that I have not seen being discussed. It deals with those related to divisors. My definition of partitions I am working with is as follow: a sequence of weakly ...
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Eichler-Shimura congruence

I'm trying to understand the Eichler-Shimura congruence which relates the Hecke operator $T_p$ to Frobenius at $p$ in characteristic $p$. Two possible ways to compute $T_p$ mod $p$ seem to be: A) ...
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reduction of elliptic curves to finite field [closed]

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve which is defined over $\mathbb{Q}$ and $p$ be a prime number. I know we can reduced $E(\mathbb{Q})$ to $E(\mathbb{F}_p)$, is there an algorithm to reduce $E(\mathbb{Q})$ ...
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elliptic curves and tower of finite fields [closed]

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve which is defined over $\mathbb{F}_{p^n}$ and $m< n$. Can we reduce $E(\mathbb{F}_{p^n})$ to $E(\mathbb{F}_{p^m})$? Specially in the case where $m=1$? I mean, let $A$ ...
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Solving for 2 numbers that both add and multiply to the same known [closed]

I started with the statement ab = a+b. I worked the solution for a and b when given ab (or a+b) and it is as follows. $$ \textrm{ If }x = ab \textrm{ and } x=a+b\\ a = \frac{x+\sqrt{x-4}\sqrt{x}}{2} ...
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Bound on exponential sum with weights

Let $e(z)$ denote $e^{2 \pi i z}$ and let $f(z)$ a smooth real function. I know one can bound sums of the form $$ \sum_{x \leq X} e(f(x)) $$ via for example Van der Corputs's result, provided we make ...
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Is there a general connection between value distribution and zero distribution for functions representable by Dirichlet series?

Some time ago I read part of a book in which the author made some conjectures outlining what kind of zero distribution is expected for functions representable by Dirichlet series with completely ...
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Questions on prime integral ideal congruences

Suppose that we are given a fixed pair $a_1, a_2$ of non-zero irrational algebraic integers in some number field $K$ which are independent over $\mathbb{Q}$. Suppose that $\mathcal{P}$ is a prime ...
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Functoriality for non-split orthogonal groups

I am trying to understand the functoriality conjectures of Langlands. We know that the functoriality conjectures imply that automorphic $L$-functions of a connected reductive group are equal to ...
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Isomorphisms between spaces of test functions and sequence spaces

I am in the process of writing some self-contained notes on probability theory in spaces of distributions, for the purposes of statistical mechanics and quantum field theory. Perhaps the simplest ...
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Generating Function of distinct way of partitioned square sums of positive integers

Let's define a function $p_2(n)$ that it is total distinct way to write $n$ positive integer as sum of square of positive integers. For example, $9$ can be partitioned as sum of squares in 4 distinct ...
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Nilpotent differential operators

I am reading Dwork's book an Introduction to G-Funcions and confronted with a problem. In section 2, chapter III (page 81), he assumes that $\mathscr F=K(X)$ the field of rational functions with ...
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Sum of two squares and implication of Bunyakovsky conjecture

Bunyakovsky conjecture states that a polynomial with integer coefficients takes infinitely many prime values at integers, unless this is impossible for trivial reasons. Let $a_1(x), a_2(x), a_3(x), ...
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References for $K_{4k}(\mathbb{Z})$

Weibel's "Algebraic K-theory of rings of integers in local and global fields" says $K_{4k}(\mathbb{Z})$ are known to have odd order, with no prime factors less than $10^7$, but are conjectured to be ...
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Rate of convergence of an irrational rotation

Let $\alpha, \beta \in \mathbb{R}$. Let $\{x\}$ denote the fractional part of $x$ and let $\|x\| = \min(\{x\}, 1-\{x\})$. If we assume that $\alpha$ is irrational, then there exists an increasing ...
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Thin sets that are well-distributed over arithmetic progressions?

The primes do a nice job of intersecting an arithmetic progression $\{a+dn\}_{n=0}^\infty$ when $a$ and $d$ are coprime (see Dirichlet's theorem). I would like a set of integers $S$ such that the ...
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The number of solutions of a Diophantine equation [closed]

Is $\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} |\{(x,y) \in \mathbb{Q}(\zeta_n)^2 : y^3 = x^3 + x + 1\}| < \infty ?$ where $\zeta_n$ is a primitive $n$-th root of unity. That is, I am asking whether the number ...
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Diophantine equations over cyclotomic fields

Let $\mathbb{Q}^{\text{ab}}$ be the compositum of all finite abelian extensions of $\mathbb{Q}$. Explicitly, $\mathbb{Q}^{\text{ab}}$ is the field obtained from $\mathbb{Q}$ by adjoining all roots of ...
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Oscillatory integral moments of $L(\frac{1}{2} + it, f \times f)$

Understanding moments and subconvexity bounds for $L$-functions is a big topic with a lot of activity. I'm currently looking at a related problem, bounding $$ \int_0^T L\left(\tfrac{1}{2} + it, f ...
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What is the expected dimension of the Zariski closure of the rational points on the moduli space of curves?

For each genus $g$, there are many curves of genus $g$ defined over $\mathbb Q$. How many? We might study this question by considering the rational points of the Deligne-Mumford moduli space of curves ...
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Disjoint images of polynomials

Are there any $f,g \in \mathbb{Q}[x]$ such that for every root of unity $\zeta$, and every $a,b \in \mathbb{Q}(\zeta)$, $f(a) \neq g(b)?$
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every arithmetic progression contains a sequence of $k$ “consecutive” primes for possibly all natural numbers $k$?

I ask the same question here:http://math.stackexchange.com/q/1019404/192097 writing a little better the previous question: it´s true that if we let $a$ and $b$ be coprime integers, then the ...
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Voronoi formula and twists by additive characters

I was wondering if there are any references for the error term in the problem $$\sum_{n\leq x} r(n) \exp(2\pi i\frac{a}{q}n)$$ where $r(n)$ is the number of representations of $n$ as a sum of two ...
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How many Pythagorean triples are there in which every member is triangular?

How many Pythagorean triples $(a,b,c)$ are there such that $a, b$ and $c$ are triangular? Any two solutions with only $a$ and $b$ interchanged are considered equivalent. The question of existence ...
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How to check whether a scheme of finite type over Spec Z is regular or not [duplicate]

Let $f_1, f_2, \ldots f_k$ be a set of polynomials in $n$ variables, with integer coefficients. These define an affine scheme $X$ of finite type over $Spec \mathbb{Z}$. (We could also consider ...
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Bound for sums of bounded multiplicative functions that are zero at primes

Let $h:\mathbb{N}\rightarrow\mathbb{C}$ be a bounded multiplicative function with $h(p)=0$. The motivation for this question is just a general enquiry and, since I suppose it has already been ...
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The Diophantine equation $x^2 + bxy + cy^2 = p^z_1 \cdots p^{z_k}$

Let $b,c \in \mathbb{Z}$ and let $p_1,\ldots,p_k$ be given primes. Is there an effective algorithm to find all the solutions of the Diophantine equation $$x^2 + bxy + cy^2 = p_1^{z_1} \cdots ...
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Existence of arithmetic function satisfying a certain property

I was interested in an arithmetic function satisfying a certain property, I am not sure at the moment if such thing even exists or not. But I was wondering maybe I could get some hint or idea or input ...
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Are there infinitely many primes p such that both p-1 and p+1 have at most 3 prime factors, counted with multiplicity?

This is a subsequence of primes $p$ for which $p^2-1$ has at most 6 prime divisors counted with multiplicity. This sequence described in the question is the sequence A079153 in OEIS. I could not ...
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Arguments of Dirichlet coefficients of prime index of primitive elements of the Selberg class

Let $F$ and $G$ be two primitive elements of the Selberg class such that for $\Re(s)>1$, $\displaystyle{F(s)=\sum_{n>0}\dfrac{a_{F}(n)}{n^s}}$ and ...