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Evaluating a remarkable term for primes p = 5 (mod. 8)

Let $p > 3$ be a prime number, and $\zeta$ be a primitive $p$-th root of unity. I am interested in knowing the exact value of $$w_p = \prod_{a \in (\mathbb F_p^{\times})^2}(1 + \zeta^a) + \prod_{b ...
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Hodge-Tate weights of induced representation

Let $K$ be a finite extension of the field of $p$-adic numbers $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and let $E$ be another such extension, such that all the $\mathbb{Q}_p$ embeddings $K \to \bar{\mathbb{Q}}_p$ are ...
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Primes isolated by large gaps to either side

Say that the $n$-th prime $p_n$ is isolated to degree $k$ (my notation) if the prime gap to either side is larger than $\log p_n$ to the $k$-th power: \begin{eqnarray*} p_n - p_{n-1} & > & ...
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What's the difference between Euler systems and Kolyvagin systems?

Is there a difference between Euler systems and Kolyvagin systems - or do they refer to the same thing? For example there is the Heegner point Euler system, but you don't really see a Heegner point ...
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Integer solution to the equation [migrated]

Does there exists an integer solution (for every integer $m\geq 1$) for the following equation? $$x_1x_2...x_n+(2y+1)z+y=4m+3$$ where, $1\leq x_1\leq x_2\leq...\leq x_n\leq l$,$0\leq y \leq ...
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Reference for a lemma on étale maps

The Stacks Project has the following really nice Lemma concerning étale maps of rings: Let $A\rightarrow B$ be a finitely presented, étale morphism of rings. Then there exists a presentation $$ ...
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Noncommutivity of various lifts

Let $D$ be a definite quaternion algebra over $\mathbb{Q}$ ramified at $p$ and $\infty$ for simplicity. Then an automorphic form on $D^{x}/F^{x}$ has several different interpretations. First, through ...
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Primes as uncorrelated random variables [on hold]

The heuristic justification section of the Wikipedia article about Goldbach's conjecture says that the argument that suggests that the number of twin primes below $x$ should be roughly ...
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Examples of polynomials $x_1(t), x_2(t)$ such that $(x_1(t))^4 + (x_2(t))^4$ has a double root

Are there examples of polynomials $x_1(t), x_2(t) \in \mathbb{Q}[t]$ of equal degree at least one, with $\gcd(x_1(t), x_2(t)) = 1$, such that the sum $(x_1(t))^4 + (x_2(t))^4$ is divisible by the ...
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An upper bound for the length of the continued fraction expansion of $\sqrt d$

Let $d\ge 2$ and let $$ \sqrt d =[a_0; \overline{a_1,\dots, a_\ell, 2a_0}] $$ be its continued fraction expansion. Clearly, if $d=n^2+1$, then $\ell=0$, which gives the lower bound for $\ell$. ...
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Are Modular Collatz Graphs strongly connected? [on hold]

A while ago, I stumbled on the idea of representing the Collatz function, modulo a prime $p$, as a directed graph. Define, as usual $$ T(x) = \begin{cases} (3x+1)/2 & \text{if $x$ is odd,} \\ x/2 ...
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Sets of natural numbers such that sums of a bounded number of its elements form a semigroup

This is a naive question and I'm afraid it might be better placed on math.se. I would like to leave it to your judgement. I would like to know what is known about sets $A$ of natural numbers such ...
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When has the Borel-Cantelli heuristic been wrong?

The Borel-Cantelli lemma is very frequently used to give a heuristic for whether or not certain statements in number theory are true. For example, it gives some evidence that there are finitely many ...
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When complex conjugation lies in the center of a Galois group

Let $K \subseteq \mathbb{C}$ be a number field (I'm fixing an embedding), and assume $K/\mathbb{Q}$ is Galois with Galois group $G$. Let $\tau \in G$ denote complex conjugation. This question ...
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A variant of Goldbach Conjecture

I'm asking if this variant of weak Goldbach's Conjecture is already known. Let $N$ be an odd number. Does there exists prime numbers $p_1$, $p_2$ and $p_3$ such that $p_1+p_2-p_3=N$? Ideally, can we ...
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distribution of $\sqrt{-1} \mod p$

While reading up on quadratic reciprocity, I learned that if $p = 4k+1$ then $-1$ has a square root in $\mathbb{Z} / p \mathbb{Z}$. Let $r_p$ be an integer with $0\leq r_p < p$ and $r_p^2 \equiv ...
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how to calculate the radius of convergence of the p-exponentials of Pulita?

please it is known from the Pulita thesis that the radius of convergence of his pi-exponentials is 1; he used a differential operator which has this pi-exponetial as a solution etc..., but me I ...
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Is every positive integer a sum of at most 4 distinct quarter-squares?

There appears to be no mention in OEIS: Quarter-squares, A002620. Can someone give a proof or reference? Examples: quarter-squares: ${0,1,2,4,6,9,12,16,20,25,30,36,...}$ 2-term sums: ${2+1, 4+1, ...
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Question on the irrationality of $e$

I was surprised that the numbers $\pi$, $\ln{(2)}$, $\zeta{(2)}$, and $\zeta{(3)}$ can be shown to be irrational in what seems to be "three-lined proofs" (as identified here on Overflow: Establishing ...
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how do automorphisms of elliptic curves act on the Tate module?

Let $E/k$ be an elliptic curve over some algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $p\ge 0$. It's known that $Aut(E)$ acts faithfully on the Tate module $T_\ell(E)$ ($\ell\ne p$) with ...
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On one class of Somos-like sequences

This question is motivated by integrability of the sequence mistakenly arisen in the question Does this sequence always give an integer? Let $m_1,\ldots, m_{k-1}$ be positive integers and sequence ...
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Integers $d$ for which the Negative Pell equation is soluble for both $d$ and $2d$?

Let $\text{NPE}_d$ denote the negative Pell equation: $$ x^2-dy^2=-1$$ Where $d$ is a given positive nonsquare integer and integer solutions are sought for x and y. we know that (in this paper): ...
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Generalization of proposition of Granville related to abc conjecture

Related to this question. For polynomial $f$, let $rad(f)$ denote the radical of $f$, the product of irreducible factors. Suppose that $G(x,y) \in \mathbb{C}[x,y]$ is homogeneous without any ...
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Counterexample to Proposition of Granville related to abc conjecture

Looks like there is counterexample to Proposition related to abc conjecture. Confusion is likely. From RATIONAL AND INTEGRAL POINTS ON QUADRATIC TWISTS OF A GIVEN HYPERELLIPTIC CURVE, Andrew ...
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Simultaneously using the real and 2adic norms

In the book Modern Computer Arithmetic, there is a section that talks about division with remainder and such in a way that exploits the interplay between the real and 2-adic norms; e.g. the linked-to ...
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Has this strong number theoretic conjecture of Euler been proved, and where could I find such a proof?

Polya cites this work of Euler as an example of a conjecture which Euler considered impossible to doubt, and yet still needing a demonstration. It is on pages 90-98 of "Induction and Analogy in ...
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Without finding an explicit isomorphism, prove that Z∗ 7 is isomorphic to Z6 [closed]

Consider the set Z∗ 7 = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6} under multiplication modulo 7. So to obtain a × b, you multiply a and b, then take the remainder after division by 7. For example, 4 × 5 ≡ 6 since 4 × 5 = ...
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Bounding a Sum of Adjoint L-Function Values

Fix integers $k\geq2$ and $N>1$, and let $S(k,N)$ denote the normalized new Hecke eigenforms in $S_k(\Gamma_1(N))$. [If it makes my question easier to answer, feel free to replace this with ...
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Is there a generalization of the “characteristic polynomial” to other split/quasi-split algebraic groups?

Let $G = GL_n$ over a field $F$, and let $\gamma \in G(F)$ be a semisimple element. The characteristic polynomial $c_\gamma(t)$ of $\gamma$ encodes a fair bit of information about $\gamma$. ...
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A question about decomposing mod 2 modular forms of level p^2

Fix an odd prime $p$. Each $f \in \mathbb{Z}/2[[x]]$ can be written as $f_{+} + f_{-} + f_0$ where each exponent k of $x$ appearing in $f_{+}$ (resp. $f_{-}$, $f_0$) has Legendre symbol $(k/p)$ equal ...
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On successive minima and basis of a lattice

Let $\Lambda$ be a lattice in $\mathbb{R}^n$. For $\bar{x} \in \mathbb{R}^n$, let $\| \bar{x} \| = max_{1 \leq i \leq n} \{ |x_i| \}$, i.e. the sup norm. Let $\lambda_1, ..., \lambda_n$ be a ...
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Small polynomial roots modulo prime powers

Let $f(x) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ have no rational roots, $n>1,q=p^n$ for prime $p$. Let $r$ be the smallest root of $f(x)=0$ modulo $q$. Smallest mean smallest absolute value when lifted to the ...
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On odd perfect numbers $N$ given in the Eulerian form $N = {q^k}{n^2}$, Part II

I posted this question on MSE two days ago, but did not receive any responses. I have cross-posted it on MO, hoping it gets more attention here and that it is appropriate for this site. A positive ...
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What is the best known lower bound for: $\max_{2\leq i\leq p-1}(ord_n(i)) $?

Given an in integer $n$, and let $p$ be its smallest prime divisor (you can assume that $p$ is very large ). Let $ord_n(i)$ denotes the order of $i$ as an element of $\Bbb Z_n^*$ the multiplicative ...
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Small quotients of smooth numbers

Assume that $N=2^k$, and let $\{n_1, \dots, n_N\}$ denote the set of square-free positive integers which are generated by the first $k$ primes, sorted in increasing order. Question: what is a good ...
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examples of non-unique factorisation in cyclotomic fields [closed]

I was looking into cyclotomic extensions of the natural numbers, and I found that extending the naturals with the 23rd root of unity caused the ring to no longer be a UFD. In other words, there now ...
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Quadratic Twists on Elliptic Curves- John Coates [closed]

I was actually facing difficulty in Lemma 2.4 of Section 2 (Generalization of Birch's Lemma).-Quadratic Twists on Elliptic Curves- Proceeding of London Mathematical Society. I don't understand why ...
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Algebraic Hecke characters with a given infinite part

I'm needing to find out if there exists an algebraic Hecke character for a number field F, $\phi: \mathbb{A}_F \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$, for a fixed infinite part $\phi_\infty$ and a fixed component ...
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Estermann-Weil bound for Kloosterman sums

Let $m\geq 2$ be a positive integer and consider the Kloosterman sums $$ \mathrm{Kl}(a,b,m)=\sum_{\substack{1\leq x\leq m\\ \gcd(x,m)=1}}\exp\left(\frac{2\pi i}{m}(ax+b\bar{x})\right), $$ where ...
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Algebraic integer with conjugates on the unit circle

Let $\alpha$ be an algebraic integer on the unit circle in $\mathbb{C}$ such that all the conjugates of $\alpha$ lie on the unit circle. Does it follow that $\alpha$ is a root of unity?
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Dedekind-finite arithmetic vs natural numbers arithmetic

It is known that the Dedekind-finite cardinals are closed under addition and multiplication, so one may do arithmetic in them, as opposed to only natural numbers. How much can those two arithmetics ...
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Find all possible rational values of a parametric quartic such that it is reducible

Description: Given the following parametric quartic polynomial $y^4 - 28 z y^3 - 14 (656 - 328 z + 83 z^2) y^2 + 
4 z (-20464 + 10232 z + 3409 z^2) y + 
91 (62208 - 62208 z + 41504 z^2 - 12976 z^3 ...
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Normal basis in cyclotomic number fields

Let $p$ be an odd prime integer and let $\zeta$ be a primitive $2p$-th root of unity. Does $\alpha=1+\zeta+\zeta^{-1}+\dots+\zeta^{\frac{p-1}{2}}+\zeta^{-\frac{p-1}{2}}$ generates a normal basis of ...
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On Vinogradov's lemma related to the circle method

I have not particularly deep question about "Vinogradov's Lemma" .(see Lemma 13 in Terence Tao blog) Let $I = [A,B] \subset \mathbb{Z}$ be interval of length at most $N$. We observe that for some ...
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How can I effectively compute tetration mod a?

Is there some general techique to compute tetration and pentation mod some number? $m \uparrow^2 n\mod a$ and $m \uparrow^3 n\mod a$ I know about Euler's theorem to compute $m \uparrow n\mod a$, ...
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Dirichlet series without order term

is there a name in use for Dirichlet series without the order term, analogously to Laurent or Puiseux polynomials? Is there work known about such expressions? $D(s) = \sum_{0<n<N}a_n/n^s$ The ...
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Some Non-Trivial Algebraic(Rational) Number

Every problem about algebraic-ness (rational-ness) of numbers that I have seen is in one of the below types: The number is algebraic(rational) and proving that it is algebraic(rational) is trivial, ...
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Steinhaus's Easter Egg Problem

The following is the text of Steinhaus's so-called Easter egg problem. According to this article of Roman Duda, this was recorded in the New Scottish Book around Easter 1955 and "Steinhaus offered an ...
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Constants for Rosser's Sieve

I am trying to apply Iwaniec's formulation of Rosser's sieve (here) to obtain nontrivial lower bounds for almost-primes in various sequences. These sequences have sieve dimension 1 (if $g(p)$ is the ...
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Diophantine equations and the numbers $4,7,8$

Consider the diophantine equation $$ x^n+y^n+z^n=k\cdot xyz, $$ where $n,x,y,z$ are positive integers. Now consider $k\in\left\{4,7,8\right\}$. It is well-known or easily provable that for $n=1$ and ...