# Tagged Questions

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### Lower bound on the irrationality measure of $\pi$

There seems to be a lot of work on the upper bound for the irrationality measure of $\pi$, but I could not find anything on a lower bound except the general $\mu(\pi)\geq2$. Looks like it is the best ...

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### Irrationality measure of log(2)/log(6)

As part of my Phd thesis on aperiodic Wang tilings, I've discovered I need a bound on the irrationality measure of $\gamma = \log 2/\log 6$. That is, I am looking for an upper bound on the quantity
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### Higher dimensional analogue of Thue's equation

The classical Thue equation is
$$\displaystyle F(x,y) = h,$$
for a binary form $F(x,y) \in \mathbb{Z}[x,y]$. Recall that a binary form is a polynomial in two variables which is homogeneous, and $h$ ...

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### Logarithms of ratios of squarefree numbers

Let $M \geq 1$, and $N=2^M$. Let $a_1, \dots, a_N$ be the set of all the numbers that you get when forming all square-free products of the first $M$ primes.
For example, for $M=2$ and $N=4$ you get ...

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### Reference request: on sums of the form $ax^m + by^n = h$

I know that equations of the form
$$\displaystyle ax^d + by^d = h$$
with $a,b,h \in \mathbb{Z}$ have been thoroughly investigated as a special (and interesting) case of the Thue-Mahler equation, for ...

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### Distribution of polynomials mod 1 using co-prime integers

If $a$ is any real irrational, then the set of numbers of the form $ax+y$ with $x$ and $y$ co-prime integers is dense in $\mathbb{R}$. I managed to prove this, in what I suspect is an overly ...

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### Numbers with balanced diophantine approximations

This is a follow-up to Question 146635, namely Expected symmetry in the diophantine approximations of an irrational number, which I will refer to for notation and terminology used here without ...

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### Expected symmetry in the diophantine approximations of an irrational number

Given $x \in \mathbb{R}$ we will write $\{x\}$ for the fractional part of $x$ and $\|x\|$ for the distance of $x$ from the nearest integer, in such a way that $\{x\} = x - \lfloor x \rfloor$ and ...

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### On the irrationality measure of generalized Stoneham numbers

Pick non-zero integers $a,b,c$ with $a,b \ge 2$ and let $\xi_{a,b,c}$ be the sum of the series $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a^{-b^n} c^{-n}$ (no restriction is made on the sign of $c$); when $b = c$ and ...

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### On the irrationality measure of $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a^{-b^n}$

Pick integers $a, b \ge 2$ and let $\xi_{a,b}$ be the sum of the series $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a^{-b^n}$. It is known that $\xi_{2,2}$ is transcendental: I learned a proof of this from notes by M. ...

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### (efficient) method to test $\{n\alpha\}\not\in [A, B]\subset [0,1]$

Suppose $\alpha$ is a fixed given irrational number with $\alpha\in [A, B]\subset [0,1]$, are there any (efficient) methods to compute the least integer $n$ such that the decimal part of $n\alpha$ ...

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### Height on a semiabelian variety

Let $A$ be a semiabelian variety over $\bar{\mathbb{Q}}$ and $B$ a semiabelian subvariety of $A$. Let $\pi:A\to A/B$ be the canonical morphism. Let $h:A(\bar{\mathbb{Q}})\to\mathbb{R}$ and ...

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### Invariance of the (Liouville-Roth) irrationality measure under rational Möbius transformations

For a real number $x$, we define the (Liouville-Roth) irrationality measure of $x$, here denoted by $\mu(x)$, as the infimum, with respect to the poset $(\mathbb{R}_0^+ \cup \{\infty\}, \le)$, of the ...

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### Distribution mod 1 of exponential growth sequences

Let $t_n$ be a sequence of real numbers and $C,r>1.$ Suppose that for every $n\geq 1$ we have $\frac{1}{C}r^n\leq t_n \leq Cr^n.$ Does there exist a real number $\xi$ and an $\varepsilon>0$ ...

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### Do simple, multi-dimensional generalizations of this continued fraction formula exist?

Background
Let $x\in [0,1)\setminus \mathbb{Q}$ have regular continued fraction expansion given by
$$
x = [a_1, a_2, a_3, \dots] = \cfrac{1}{a_1+\cfrac{1}{a_2+\dots}}, \qquad a_i \in \mathbb{N}.
$$
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### Siegel's theorem with real coefficients

Let $h(x,y)$ be a polynomial with real coefficients. Suppose there are infinitely many integer solutions to $|h(x,y)|<1$. What can I say about $h$?
When $h$ itself has integer coefficients, a ...

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### Is the infimum of Salem numbers > 1?

BACKGROUND
A Salem number is an algebraic integer $\theta$ such that all the Galois conjugates of $\theta$ are $\leq 1$ in absolute value, and at least one of them lies on the unit circle. Their ...

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### Approximation by binary fractions

For general Diophantine approximation, the Thue–Siegel–Roth theorem states that for any irrational algebraic number $x$, and any $\varepsilon>0$, there exists a constant $c=c(x,\varepsilon)$ such ...

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### Should the number of small solutions in Roth's theorem be bounded uniformly, assuming the target is an algebraic integer?

Consider, on the one hand, algebraic integers $\alpha$ and their rational approximants to within a varying exponent $\kappa > 2$; and on the other hand, smooth projective geometrically irreducible ...

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### Simultaneous Powers Far From 1

I'm looking for a reference or proof of the following. Let $K/\mathbb{Q}$ be a finite Galois extension of degree $n$. Let $a_1,\ldots,a_n$ be Galois conjugate elements in the ring of integers of $K$ ...

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### Can the expansion of a large integer in all bases consist of almost all zeroes?

Let $n$ be a positive integer. Given an integer base $b\ge 2$, let $C_b(n)$ be the number of non-zero digits in the expansion of $N$ in base $b$. Further, let $M(n)=\max\{C_b(n):b\ge 2\}$ be the ...

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### linear forms in abelian logarithms and a conjecture of Lang

Consider the following conjecture, going back to Lang and restated (and proved) in the elliptic case in a 2009 Crelle paper by David and Hirata-Kohno (see Conjecture 1.2 in their paper).
Conjecture ...

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### Solved cubic Thue equation

Hi everybody. I need to know if the cubic Thue equation $x^3 + x^2y + 3xy^2 - y^3 = \pm 1$ is completely solved. I know that there are effective algorithms to solve any cubic Thue equation and that ...

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### The diophantine equation X^2 - Y^2 - Z^2 = +- 1

Hi everybody. I'd like to know if the diophantine equation
(1) $$X^2 - Y^2 - Z^2 = \pm 1$$
has been studied and if the set of its solutions $(X,Y,Z)$ is known. I appreciate any reference. Thank you ...

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### Number theory question

Given $a$ and $b$ irrational numbers with $a/b$ also irrational, how do you prove that
$( \{ na\} , \{ nb \})$ is dense in $[0,1] * [0,1]$ , where $n$ ranges over the integers?
$\{x\}$ is the ...

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### Still more generalized Dirichlet Theorem

Dirichlet proved a classical theorem about approximating irrational real numbers with rational numbers, saying that for any irrational real number $\alpha$, you can find infinitely many rational ...

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### Simultaneous diophantine approximation

Let $r(x)$ be the function $x$ mod $1$, i.e. $x$ minus its floor.
Now let $m$ be a given positive integer, and $c$ a vector in $\mathbb{R}^m$ whose components are linearly independent over ...

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### Computing the measure of the projection on the torus of a semialgebraic set

Let $V \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be a set cut out by a system of finitely many polynomial equations and inequalities with integer coefficients. Let $W$ be the set of all points in the box $[0,1]^n$ that ...

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### How small can {log p/q} be?

Denote by $||x||$ the distance between $x$ and the nearest integer.
Mahler conjectured that there is a constant $c > 0$ such that for any integer $n \geq 2$
$$
||\log n|| \geq n^{-c}
$$
and ...

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### Liouville's Theorem in Diophantine Approximation

Liouville's Theorem states that for any algebraic $\alpha \in \mathbb{R}$ of degree $n$, there exists a positive constant $c:=c(\alpha)$ such that $$|\alpha-\frac{p}{q}|>\frac{c}{q^n}$$ for any $p ...

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### Is $\pi$ well-approximable?

Is it known whether, for all $c > 0$, there always exist integers $p$ and $q$ such that
$\left| \pi - \frac{p}{q}\right| < \frac{c}{q^2}$?
This seems like a fundamental question but I couldn't ...

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### Diophantine approximations of ratios of transcendental numbers

I am looking for good diophantine approximations for a specific class of irrational numbers.
Let $e^{2 \pi i \theta}$ be a complex algebraic number. I would like a result to the effect that $\theta$ ...

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### Chebyshev's Theorem

Hi,
I´m looking for Chebyshev´s theorem which says that the inequality $|x(k)-y|<3/k$ has infinitely many solutions, where $x(k)=x_0+k\alpha \pmod 1$, $\alpha$ is an irrational number, and ...

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### Is the closure of a semialgebraic set mod 1 also semialgebraic?

Let $p:\mathbb{R}^n\to[0,1)^n$ be the map defined by $p(x_1,\ldots,x_n)=(\{x_1\},\ldots,\{x_n\})$, where $\{\cdot\}$ is the fractional part operator. Experimentation suggests that if $S \subseteq ...

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### Generalizations of the Rayleigh(-Beatty) theorem

For a given irrational number $\alpha>0$ and a real number $\beta$,
the inhomogeneous Beatty sequence
sequence $S_{\alpha,\beta}$ is the set $\lbrace\lfloor n\alpha+\beta\rfloor:n=1,2,\dots\rbrace$
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### Norm related to diophantine approximation?

I'm trying to read this paper:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/g0046660260825x3/
or http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.20.1813&rep=rep1&type=pdf
But I don't ...

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### Analogue of van der Corput sequence for prime numbers

A van der Corput sequence is a low-discrepancy sequence over the unit interval first published in 1935 by the Dutch mathematician J. G. van der Corput. It is constructed by placing a decimal point and ...

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### Hausdorff measure on product spaces of p-adic integers

This question came up (unexpectedly) in a problem I was working on a few years ago. It may not be too difficult but I never got around to figuring out the answer, because all I needed at that time was ...

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### Equidistribution Theorem: distance between solutions

Can please someone help me with the following problem.
Say we have a sequence $nx \; \mathrm{mod} \; 1$, where $n$ is a whole number and $x$ is irrational.
Now I need to solve the inequality
$nx \; ...

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### Primes in generalized fibonacci sequences

In C. McMullen's Uniformly Diophantine numbers in a fixed real quadratic field
generalized Fibonacci sequence are defined as follows:
$f_0=0,f_1=1,f_m=tf_{m-1}-nf_{m-2}$ where some fixed $t\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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### What is the mean-value of a particular exponential sum related to the non-trivial zeros of Riemann's zeta function?

This question arose from an earlier one and the MO user's useful answers there: What are the values of the derivative of Riemann's zeta function at the known non-trivial zeros? (which is not a ...

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### For any $n$, does there exist a number field with at least $n$ solutions to the unit equation

Let $n$ be a positive integer.
Does there exist a number field $K$ such that the number of solutions of the unit equation $$a+b =1, \quad a,b\in O_{K}^\ast$$ is at least $n$? Can we write down such a ...

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### Are these terms consisting of logarithms of primes rationally independent?

I expected it to be basic, but seem unable to find a proof of the following:
Let $p_0, p_1, .., p_m$ be distinct primes. Then the $m+1$ terms $\dfrac{\log p_0}{\log p_j}$, are rationally independent.
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### Diophantine approximation

Say absolute values of $a,b,c$ is $O(log^{k}{n})$ for some positive constant $k$.
Given positive integer $n$ that is reasonably large, we cannot always find integers $a,b,c$ such that $|a{b^{c}} - n|$ ...

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### How quickly is $n\pi$ getting close to integers

Is there an understandable function $A(\epsilon)$ such that if $q < A(\epsilon)$ then $| q\pi - p| > \epsilon$ for all $p$?
I want to know how quickly $n\pi$ is getting close to integers, e.g., ...

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### Searching for an inhomogeneous diophantine approximation algorithm

Given two nonzero real numbers $x$ and $y$ such that $y/x$ is irrational, a real number $z$ to be approximated, and a tolerance $\epsilon$, what is an algorithm that will provide coprime integers $a$ ...

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### A question on M. Mignotte's Paper: “Petho's Cubics”

I have been reading the paper "Petho's Cubics" by M. Mignotte (appeared in Publ. Math. Debrecen, 56/3-4 (2000)) unfortunately I don't understand section 4 of the paper. I am hoping someone could help ...

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### Work exploring application of probability to metric number theory problems

I am interested in studying the application of probabilistic tools to study metric number theoretic problems, specifically the Duffin-Schaeffer conjecture ...

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### Efficient computation of the least fraction with square denominator greater than the square root of 2.

The least rational number greater than $\sqrt{2}$ that can be written as a ratio of integers $x/y$ with $y\le10^{100}$ can be found in a moment using a little Python program. Can anyone write a ...