# Tagged Questions

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### The exponential Diophantine equation $a^n-b^m=x^3+y^3$ for arbitrary large $n,m$

Let $a,b$ be coprime integers, neither a perfect power, $n,m$ naturals and $x,y$ integers.
Consider the exponential Diophantine equation
$$ a^n-b^m=x^3+y^3 \qquad (*) $$
Nontrivial solution ...

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### 4-th order diophantine equation

I met in many places the equation
$(a^4-b^4)(c^4-d^4)=\square$
It is well known that this was investigated by Euler.
But I was unable to find the general solution of this equation. Could you please ...

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### General Solution of Quadratic Diophantine Equation System

I am looking for the general solution of:
$x^2-y^2=\square$
$x^2-z^2=\square$
$y^2-z^2=\square$
I have found a solution in tpiezas site. But not really sure if this is the general solution.

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### Is it possible to have an even superperfect number and an odd superperfect number whose product is an almost perfect number?

A number $n \in \mathbb{N}$ is said to be superperfect if
$$\sigma(\sigma(n)) = 2n.$$
A number $m \in \mathbb{N}$ is said to be almost perfect if $$\sigma(m) = 2m - 1.$$
Here is my question:
Is ...

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### Formula for negative polylogarithms

Theorem. We have that $\displaystyle \underbrace{x\left(\dfrac{d}{dx}\left(\cdots x \left(\dfrac{d}{dx} \left( \dfrac{x}{1-x}\right)\right)\cdots\right)\right)}_{\text{$x \frac{d}{dx}$ $m$ ...

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### Find a subset such that its sum is divisible by $n$

It is said that the following proposition is true.
$\forall S \subset \mathbb{Z}, |S| = 2n-1.\ \exists A \subset S, |A| = n$ which satisfies
$$
n \ | \ \sum_{a \in A}a.
$$
Could someone gives a ...

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### Is there a bijection $f: N \times N \rightarrow U \subset N$ with $f(x,y)+f(u,v)=f(x+u,y+v)$ and $f(x,y) \cdot f(u,v)=f(x \cdot u, y \cdot v)$?

Is there a subset of natural numbers that has the same additive and multiplicative structure as the set of ordered pairs of natural numbers under the classical operations of addition and ...

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### More generalized RSA construction

Is there a way to construct RSA type cryptosystem over general number rings?
Can Number Field Sieve technique be applied here?

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### Modified Jacobi’s theta function

Be $t\in\mathbb{R}_0^+$.
Jacobi’s theta function is $$\Theta(t):=\sum\limits_{k=-\infty}^{+\infty} e^{-\pi k^2 t}$$ with $$\Theta(\frac{1}{t})=\sqrt{t}\Theta(t)$$
Therefore $$\sum\limits_{k=1}^\infty ...

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### Arbitrarily many primes in a Fibonacci-type sequence

It is conjectured that the standard Fibonacci sequence contains infinitely many primes. While this is perhaps too difficult, I am wondering about the following simpler version:
Question. For any $K$, ...

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### Is it true that $\Phi_n(2)$ has a divisor of the form $kn+1$ for all $n\neq 6$?

Let $\Phi_n(x)$ be the $n$ th cyclotomic polynomial. I've checked the values of $\Phi_n(2)$ for some small $n\geq 2$ and noticed that there is always a divisor of $\Phi_n(2)$ of the form $kn+1$ ...

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### Self-containing trees

Suppose that $r^2-r-1=0$ and that $T$ is the tree with root $1$ such that the children of each node $x$ are $rx$ and $x+1$. Remove all duplicates as they occur, and let $T(r)$ denote the remaining ...

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### Generalizing Ramanujan's “1729 story”

Whenever I read the anecdote about Hardy, Ramanujan and the taxi number 1729 I'm amazed that it could have occurred to anyone just off the top of their head that 1729 can be written as the sum of two ...

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### For which primes $p$ is the field $\mathbb{Q}(\Gamma(1/p^{j}))$ a strict subfield of $\mathbb{Q}(\Gamma(1/p^{i}))$ whenever $0<i<j$?

I already asked this question on a French math forum but eventually came to think that as silly it may turn out to be, perhaps something interesting could finally emerge from it, so I decided to take ...

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### Checking Mertens and the like in less than linear time or less than $\sqrt{x}$ space

Say you want to check that $|\sum_{n\leq x} \mu(n)|\leq \sqrt{x}$ for all
$x\leq X$. (I am actually interested in checking that $\sum_{n\leq x} \mu(n)/n|\leq c/\sqrt{x}$, where $c$ is a constant, and ...

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### Function that gives 1 only when an integer is divisible by another integer [closed]

I need a function that takes two inputs, a and b, and returns 1 only when a is divisible by b and 0 otherwise. Can this be written in a nice mathematical way (other than using indicator functions)?

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### A number theory question [duplicate]

Let $m,n$ be integers and $P$ be a prime and $\lambda$ be an integer such that $0 < \lambda <\sqrt p$, Can the following equation have any answer for any $m,n,p,\lambda$ except $\lambda=+-1$?
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### A number theory question related to algebraic graph theory? [closed]

Let $m,n$ be integers and $P$ be a prime and $\lambda$ be such that $0 < \lambda <\sqrt p$, Can the following equation have any answer for any $m,n,p,\lambda$?
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### On the coherence of formal power series ring

Let $A = {\Bbb F}_p[[X_1,X_2,...]]$
be the ring of formal power series with infinitely many variables over the finite field ${\Bbb F}_p.$
$A$ consists of such formal sum elements as $\sum ...

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### Does anyone recognize this exponential sum?

For $a$, $b$ two integers, let $(a,b)$ denotes their gcd. We define the following exponential sum :
$$G_q(n):=\sum_{d|q,~(d,q/d)=1}{e^{2i\pi n\frac{dd'}{q}}}$$
for $n$ a non-negative integer and $q$ ...

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### On cluster points of a particular sequence

This is the sequel of a previous question.
Let us consider the sequence
$$
\xi_n = 2n \{n\xi\}-n,
$$
where $\xi>0$ is a given real irrational number and $\{\cdot\}$ is the fractional part.
Do ...

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### Number of rational points in a non-smooth variety

Let $X$ be an algebraic variety over $\mathbb{F}_q$ with dimensional $n$. We know that if $X$ is smooth than $X$ has about $q^{nk}$ rational points over $\mathbb{F}_{q^k}$ (Weil hypothesis). Is there ...

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### How to show this bound? [closed]

Let $f$ be a primitive of an even weight $k\geq 2$ for the full modular group and denote $\lambda_f(n)$ its $n$-th normalized Fourier coefficient. Can someone provide me with explicit constants for ...

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### Precise asymptotic of diophantine approximation

I know that every irrational number $\xi$ can be approximated by rational numbers in such a way that
$$
\left| \xi - \frac{p}{q} \right| \leq \frac{c}{q^2}
$$
for infinitely many choices of $p$ and ...

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### origin of analogy “primes as the atoms of number theory/ arithmetic”

a math student recently challenged me on the old comparison/ analogy of prime numbers to "the atoms of number theory or arithmetic" and then was wondering the origin of the phrase.
where does this ...

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### Nearly Be Bruijn sequences constructed from De Bruijn sequences

Let $w$ be a De Bruijn $01$-sequence of the type $B(2,n)$; i.e., a cyclic $01$-sequence that contains every $n$-digit $01$-sequence exactly once. Let $x$ be a $01$-sequence of length $n$. When and ...

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### is there any more odd near-perfect number?

we know the first odd near-perfect number is $3^4*7^2*11^2*19^2$(of course the number must be square).and from one paper ,which is studying the odd perfect number and giving some estimate on it, we ...

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### Algorithm to check if a number is the sum of another number and its reverse [closed]

So im looking for an algorithm that checks (in about 10 sec) if a natural number M (1≤M≤10^100000 -yes, the range is that big) can occur by the sum of another natural number N and its reverse Nr. For ...

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### A reflection on the Fermat equation

$xy(x+y)^n=1$ with $n\in\mathbb{N}$ without any solution for $x,y\in\mathbb{Q}^+$ is equivalent to (and therefore a trivial generalization of) the Fermat Theorem $a^{n+2}+b^{n+2}=c^{n+2}$ without any ...

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### The best possible density in Hilbert's Irreducibility Theorem

Let $f(X,t_1,\dots,t_s)$ be an irreducible polynomial with coefficients in $\mathcal{O}_K$, the ring of integers of a number field $K$. By work of S. D. Cohen ...

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### Powers of two with coefficients {1,−1}

Given a vector $(n_0, n_1, \dots, n_l)$ where $n_i \in \{-1, 1\}$, $i = \overline{0, l-1}, n_l = 1$ and $l \in \mathbb{N}$.
Prove that for all $a$ such that
$$0 < a \leq 2^0\cdot n_0 + 2^1 \cdot ...

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### An explicit formula for $\zeta(2m+1)$ with good convergence

The question: Is the following formula known?
$$\zeta(2m+1)=\frac{(-1)^m 2^{4m+2}\pi^{2m}}{2^{2m}-1} \sum\limits_{k=1}^m \frac{(2^{2k}-1)b_{2k}}{2^{2k}(2k)!} \sum\limits_{v=k}^m ...

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### Finding the number of rational points effectively

Consider $\# P$ and $\oplus P$.
There is a $\# P$-hard problem: to find number of rational solutions of a system of polynomial equations over $\mathbb{F}_2$. The corresponding $\oplus P$-hard ...

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### Computing endomorphism rings of supersingular elliptic curves

I would like to know what algorithms there are to compute the linearly independent generators $(1,i,j,k)$ for quaternion algebra containing the endomorphism ring of a supersingular curve. The curve in ...

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### If two Hecke characters cut out the same field, are they Galois conjugates?

First question on MathOverflow, I hope it is appropriate for this site. There are two related questions.
Let $K$ be a number field, $G_K = Gal(\overline{K}/K)$, $p$ a prime, and
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### Mahler measure of a totally positive, expanding algebraic integer

Consider a degree-$d$ algebraic integer $\alpha$ all of whose conjugates (including itself) are real numbers greater than 1. Its Mahler measure $M(\alpha)$ is simply equal to the norm $N(\alpha)$. ...

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### How to estimate $\prod_{t=1}^{N}\frac{1}{2-z^t}$ for large $N$?

Based on the top answer to How to estimate of $\prod_{k=a}^N \frac{1}{e^{k\kappa}-1}$ for large $N$?
Can anyone find an approximate closed form for
$$
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### Are there only finitely many fixed degree nontrivial polynomial parametrizations of the surface $x^4+y^4=z^4+t^4$?

Consider the surface over the rationals
$$ x^4+y^4=z^4+t^4 \qquad (1)$$
Consider parametrizations of form:
$$ f_1(u)^4+f_2(u)^4=f_3(u)^4+f_4(u)^4 \qquad(2) $$
where $f_i$ are polynomials with integer ...

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### What do Hecke eigensheaves actually look like?

Let $\mathbb F_q$ be a finite field, $C$ a curve over $\mathbb F_q$ of genus $g\geq 2$, $\rho: \pi_1(C) \to GL_2(\overline{\mathbb Q}_\ell)$ an irreducible local system. The geometric Langlands ...

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### how to solve this symmetrical equation in number theory

i just have no idea about this equation, i would thank you to you to give me some suggestions on this.
$$m_{1}m_{2}m_{3}+2^{\alpha-s-t}m_{1}+2^{\alpha-\gamma-t}m_{2}+2^{\alpha-\gamma ...

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### Equations for Elliptic Curves

An elliptic curve $C$ over a field $k$ is a smooth, genus 1 curve defined over $k$ with an associated $k$-rational point. If char$(k) \ne 2$, we can show that $C$ has a model of the form $y^2 = f(x)$ ...

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### Interrelated sets or numbers [migrated]

Consider the ordered collection of digits base $10$ of length $m, A=a_1a_2a_3...a_m$. Let us look at some forms of inter-relation in these numbers. Here is an example of interrelation. Let vicinity of ...

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### A cyclic subgroup as a decomposition group

Let $G$ a finite group appeared as galois group of an extension of $\mathbb{Q}$. Is it true that any cyclic subgroup $C \subset G$ can be realized as a decomposition group of an ideal $\mathfrak{P}$ ...

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### what is the structure of the group of isogenies between two ordinary elliptic curve?

Let $E_1$ and $E_2$ be two ordinary elliptic curves. It is well known that the group $Home(E_1,E_2)$ is a $\mathbb{Z}$ module of rank at most four. In the case where $E_1=E_2$, this module has rank ...

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### Comparison of algebraic and analytic q-expansion

I would like to check that algebraic and analytic q-expansion of a modular form coincide.
I'm thinking about modular forms as global sections of some sheaf on modular curves. If $X$ is a modular ...

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### About positive upper density

For $S\subset \mathbb{N}$ define the upper density as $D^{\ast
}(S)=\limsup_{n\rightarrow \infty }\frac{\left\vert S\cap \{1,2,\ldots,n\} \right\vert }{%
\left\vert n\right\vert }.$
Question: ...

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### applications of ergodic theory to periodicity of regular continued-fractions

The usual application one sees of ergodic theory to the regular continued-fractions is the Gauss-Kuzmin Theorem on the frequency of positive integers in the continued fraction expansion for almost all ...

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### Tamagawa numbers of elliptic curves and quadratic base change

Let $E/Q$ be an elliptic curve of conductor $N$, $F$ an imaginary quadratic number field of discriminant $d$ with $d$ coprime to $N$, and $E^d/Q$ the quadratic twist of $E$ by $d$.
Let $p$ be prime ...

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### Congruence Primes and Modular Degrees

Let $\mathcal{S}=S_2(\Gamma_0(N) \cap \mathbf{Z} [[ q ]]$ be the set of cusp forms of weight $2$ on $\Gamma_0(N)$ with integral coefficients.
Let $f \in \mathcal{S}$ be a normalized newform, so it ...

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### Sets of natural numbers which are almost closed under addition

I am interested in a classification of sets $A \subseteq \mathbb{N}$ such that for all $k \in A$, $d( A+k \cap \mathbb{N} \setminus A) = 0$ where $d$ is the asymptotic density and $A+k = \{n \in ...