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### Is there a fixed integer $x>1$ satisfing ${\sigma}^{k}(x)\equiv 0\pmod{x}$ for all positive integers $k$?

This question related to this question from SE. I'm interested to know if there exists an integer $x>1$ that satisfies $${\sigma}^{k}(x)\equiv 0\pmod{x}$$
for all positive integers $k$.
Note. ...

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### Unirationality over $\mathbb{Q}$

It is known that all smooth projective quartic hypersurfaces of suitably large dimension are unirational over $\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$. Are there any results regarding unirationality over $\mathbb{Q}$ ...

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### Representations of the unit group in a ring of integers

Let $K/\mathbb{Q}$ be a finite extension of degree $d > 1$. Suppose that $\omega_1, \cdots, \omega_d$ is a basis for $K$ over $\mathbb{Q}$. Further, we assume that $\omega_1, \cdots, \omega_d \in ...

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### Does such a morphism necessarily coincide with the degree?

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be the set of elements the Selberg class identical up to a twist (that is, we consider that $F\in\mathcal{M}$ and $F_{\theta}:s\mapsto F(s+i\theta)$ with $\theta\in\mathbb{R}$ are ...

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### Upper density of the set of $n$'s such that $p(n)$ is prime, where $p$ is polynomial

The starting point for this question is the following (false) statement
$\forall n\in \mathbb{N} (n^2 + n + 41 \text{ is prime}).$
Given a polynomial function $p:\mathbb{N} \to ...

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### Bounded discrepancy multiplicative functions

A rather specific question, concerning the second remark of Tao in
...

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### Fourier Transform of Eisenstein Series - Sum of Divisors or Ramanujan Sums?

I am stuck on this computation of the Fourier coefficients of Eisenstein series. For $\Gamma = SL(2, \mathbb{Z})$ and $\Gamma_\infty = \left\{ \left( \begin{array}{cc} 1 & m \\ 0 & 1 ...

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### Must the sum of the digits of $n^k$ decrease infinitely often, for $n,k\in\mathbb{N}$ and $n$ not a power of $10$?

This is a (rephrased) repost of a question I asked on MSE about 6 months ago, but didn't receive a definitive answer.
Let $S(n)$ be the sum of the digits of $n$ (in base $10$), is it true that for ...

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### Finite Ramanujan expansions over a finite field

I'm wondering if we could have an analogy in finite fields. After all, the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) has been generalized to finite fields as well (with essentially identical properties as in ...

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### Infinitely many irreducible polynomials of the form f(X^2) + X mod 3?

Are there infinitely many polynomials $f \in \mathbb{F}_3[X]$ for which $f(X^2) + X$ is irreducible?

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### Genus of $k(T)$ is $0$ without using Riemann-Roch

Let $F$ be a function field with one variable with total constant field $k$, and let $X$ be the set of all places of $F$. How do I show that the genus of $k(T)$ is $0$ without using Riemann-Roch? Is ...

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### Best known zero-free region for Dirichlet $L$-functions in the $q$-aspect

It is classical that there is a $c > 0$ such that for all Dirichlet characters $\chi$ except for at most one exception, one has that $L(s,\chi)$ has no zeroes for $\sigma > 1 - \frac{c}{\log{q} ...

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### Is there a rather natural space an automorphism of which is the Mellin transform?

Disclaimer: this question might be a little too vague and thus not suitable for this site despite the soft-question tag. If so, feel free to migrate it to MSE.
I just read this and, trying to find ...

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### Can one define “Ramanujan Summation” over algebraic number fields?

With some trepidation, I ask to "evaluate" badly divergent sums. Generalizing $\sum n = -\tfrac{1}{12}$ what would be the value of this sum over $\mathbb{Z}[i]$?
$$\sum_{m,n \geq 0} (m+in) ...

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### A (weak?) lower bound on primes in arithmetic progressions in short intervals

I was wondering if the following could be established by the methods that go into e.g. Linnik:
$\textbf{Claim. } \text{Let $\chi$ be a nonprincipal quadratic character of conductor $q$, and (e.g.) $c ...

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### On the upper Banach density of the set of positive integers whose base-$b$ representation misses at least one prescribed digit

Let $b$ be a fixed integer $\ge 2$ and $A$ a proper subset of $\{0, \ldots, b-1\}$. Then define $X$ to be the set of all positive integers whose base-$b$ representation consists only of digits from ...

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### Who was/were the first to note that if $\sum_{x \in X} \frac{1}{x} < \infty$ then the natural density of $X$ is zero?

It is a result from additive-theory folklore that the natural density of a set $X$ of positive integers such that $\sum_{x \in X} \frac{1}{x} < \infty$ is zero. This is reproved, e.g., in T. ...

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### Approximations to the Mertens function

The Mertens function $M(x)$ is the summatory Möbius function i.e.
$$M(x) = \sum_{k=1}^{x} \mu (k)$$
The conjecture that $M(x) = \mathcal{O}\left(x^{\frac{1}{2} + \epsilon}\right)$ was shown to be ...

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### Continued fractions and modular forms

Let $q=e^{2\pi it}$. If $u(t)$ is Ramanujan's octic continued fraction, is it true that the generator of the octahedral group can be expressed as a continued fraction of the form
$$
...

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### Ramanujan conjecture and covariance of Kloosterman sums

There has been interest in moments and covariances/correlations of Kloosterman sums $S(m,n,c)=\sum_{ad=1\ (\text{mod}\ c)} e(\frac{ma+nd}{c})$ like
$\sum_{m\in\mathbb F_c} S(m,n,c)^k$, ...

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### Explicit bounds for exceptional zeros and/or $L(1,\chi)$ for real $\chi$

I would like to have an explicit upper bound (that is, one with explicit constants) for a possible real zero $\beta$ for $L(1,\chi)$ for real Dirichlet characters $\chi$. I need such a bound for real ...

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### Why is there a $\sqrt{5}$ in Hurwitz's Theorem?

Hurwitz's theorem is an extension of Minkowski's Theorem and deals with rational approximations to irrational numbers. The theorem states:
For every irrational number $\alpha$, there are infinitely ...

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### lattice basis reduction of the orbit of a rational vector on the torus

LEt $v=(p_1/q,...,p_n/q)$ be a vector of the torus $\mathbb{T}^n$, such that for any $i$, $p_i$ and $q$ are relatively prime. Let $L= \{ kv \mod \mathbb{T}^n , k=0,...,q-1 \}$.
What is the lattice ...

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### Least prime for which a square-free integer is a non-residue

Suppose $a$ is a square-free integer and $\left(\frac{a}{p}\right)=1$ for the primes $p\leq k$. I'll call $a$ a quasi-square of order $k$. What I am interested in is the maximum value of $k$ in terms ...

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### Representations of $\mathbb{H}^{\times}$ and $\mathbb{H}^{\times}/\mathbb{R}^{\times}$

In an attempt to recapture Eichler's theta correspondence I have hit a stumbling block.
Let $D$ be a quaternion algebra over $\mathbb{Q}$, ramified at $p,\infty$. Also let $V_j = ...

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### Relations between modular functions of certain $q$-continued fractions

Given the j-function $j:=j(\tau)$, and $q=e^{2\pi i\tau} = \exp(2\pi i\tau)$ where, for convenience, we set $\tau=\sqrt{-n}$.
I. $\frac{A_2(q)}{A_1(q)} = \text{q-cfrac}:\;$ Icosahedral group
...

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### Proving inequation with ceilings in Finite Field of characteristic $p$

Take $ui = pt_i +j_i$ where $p$ is a prime number and $u(p-r) \equiv 1 $ $(\mbox{mod p})$ for positive integers $1 \le i, r, j_i\le p-1$ and $t_i \ge 0$. How can I prove that:
\begin{equation}
...

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### Are these two $q$-continued fractions equivalent?

In this MSE post, Nicco Mnisi defined a particular $q$-continued fraction of order $12$. More generally, define the cfrac found in Ramanujan's Notebooks, Vol III, Chap. 16, page 24,
$$U(q) = ...

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### Does knowing $g, g^r, g^{r^2}, g^{r^3}, \dotsc$ sometimes offer a significant advantage in finding $r$?

Is there a cyclic group $\mathcal G$ with generator $g$ for which the discrete log problem is assumed to be hard, but knowing $g, g^r, g^{r^2}, g^{r^3}, \dotsc$ for random $r$ makes finding $r$ easy?
...

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### Bound of Chebyshev function and zeros of zeta function

It is an elementary argument (such as in Multiplicative Number Theory, section 18) that, if the Chebyshev's function $f(x) = \sum_{n \le x} \Lambda(x) = x + O(x^\alpha)$ for some $\alpha < 1$, then ...

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### Must a proof of the asymptotic Goldbach conjecture be effective to imply GRH?

It was shown by Hardy and Littlewood that GRH (i.e. the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis for Dirichlet L-functions) implies that every large enough odd number is the sum of three primes. Later on (circa ...

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### Uniformly small sums of roots of unity

I have considerable numerical evidence that
for all $0\leq k\leq{{n-1}\over 2}$ ($n$ odd) there exists a subset $
S_k$ of {1,2,...,n} of cardinality $k$
such that the modulus square of ...

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### Radical of a polynomial values

It has been observed by Langevin and Elkies that the following holds:
Assume that the $ABC$- conjecture is true. Suppose that $f(x)\in\mathbb{Z}[x]$ has no repeated roots. Fix $\varepsilon >0.$ ...

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### Freedom of speech in scientific discussions - An invitation to more tolerance in Scientific debates [migrated]

I hope this post enjoys some tolerance, and don't get closed or put on hold immediately.
I believe that freedom of speech in scientific discussions is one of the key values which enriches the debates ...

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### Existence of Hecke operators with distinct eigenvalues?

Consider the space of modular forms $M_k(N)$. Any modular form $f \in M_k(N)$ is determined by a finite number of Fourier coefficients (e.g., Sturm's bound), thus there is a finite set of Hecke ...

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### Goldbach's problem in algebraic number fields [duplicate]

Are there any results on the representation of numbers in algebraic number fields as the sum of primes in the ring of integers in that field? There are some results for Waring's problem in other ...

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### Easiest way to see that $\zeta_{\mathbb{Z}[i]}(s) = \zeta(s) L(s, \chi)$?

As the question suggests, what is the easiest way to see that$$\zeta_{\mathbb{Z}[i]}(s) = \zeta(s)L(s, \chi)?$$Here, $\chi$ is the homomorphism $(\mathbb{Z}/4\mathbb{Z})^\times \to \mathbb{C}^\times$ ...

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### Upper bound for number of prime numbers in a range

Theorem 3.2 in http://arxiv.org/pdf/1405.2593.pdf shows that for any $x$ there are $\gg x\exp(-\sqrt{\log x})$ integers $x_0 \in [x; 2x]$ such that $\pi(x_0 + \log x) - \pi(x_0) \gg \log\log x$.
Is ...

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### Analogue of Dirichlet $L$-function for $\mathbb{F}_q[T]$, does $L_c(s, \chi)$ necessarily equal $1$?

Consider an analogue of Dirichlet $L$-function for $\mathbb{F}_q[T]$. Let $g \in \mathbb{F}_q[T]$, $g \neq 0$, let $\chi: (\mathbb{F}_q[T]/(g))^\times \to \mathbb{C}^\times$ be a homomorphism, let $c ...

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### Twisting by a multiplicative Character in Katz, Perversity and Exponential sums

Let $C(x_1,\ldots,x_n)$ be a nonsigular cubic form with integral coefficients.
In his Proof that $C$ fulfills the Hasse-Principle, if $n\geq 9$, Hooley used the following estimate that was provided ...

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### $F[[T]] \times F[[1/T]]$ fundamental domain, show compactness

Let $p$ be a prime number. What is the easiest way to see that $(\mathbb{F}_p((T)) \times \mathbb{F}_p((1/T)))/\mathbb{F}_p[T, 1/T]$ is compact? Here $\mathbb{F}_p[T, 1/T]$ is embedded in ...

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### Volume of arithmetic quotients of symmetric spaces

Now let $\textbf{G}$ be some connected semisimple linear algebraic group over a number field $F$. Let $G_{\infty}$ be $\textbf{G}(\mathbb{R}\otimes_{\mathbb{Q}} F)$. Let $K_{\infty}$ be a maximal ...

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### History of Geometric Analogies in Number Theory

My question, put simply, is: When did mathematicians/number theorists begin viewing questions in number theory through a geometric lens?
For example, was it before Grothendieck introduced schemes to ...

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### binomial/factorial identity mod p

In trying to determine the spectrum of a well-known ergodic transformation, I came up with the following useful (for me) result.
Let $p$ be a prime and $a$ a positive integer. Then for $M$ a positive ...

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### Number of prime numbers in a range

Denote by $A_n$ the number of prime numbers between $n$ and $n + \log n$.
Is it true that $A_n < const$?
UPD: Is it true that $A_n > \log \log n$ (or something another) for infinite number ...

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### gamma-factor of a primitive element of the Selberg class

Suppose $F$ is a primitive element of the Selberg class and $\displaystyle{\prod_{j=1}^{r}\Gamma(\lambda_{j}s+\mu_{j})}$ with $r>1$ the product of Gamma functions appearing in the gamma factor ...

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### When are the powers of 2 sum-free mod n?

I've encountered the following question in my research:
Let $A$ be a subset of
$\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}$. Let me call $A$ "sum-free" if there is no solution to
$x+y=z$ for $x,y,z \in A$ with distinct ...

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### Bound on $g(n+1)/g(n)$ for Landau's function

I have read that for the Landau function $g(n)$ (http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LandausFunction.html), one knows that
$\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} g(n+1)/g(n) = 1$
(stated, but not proved in "On ...

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### Simultaneous lcms

Suppose that we have some finite number of $k$-tuples then we define the lcm of two of these tuples to be the tuple of lcms of the co-ordinates. E.g. $[(9, 10), (5, 18)] = ([9, 5], [10, 18]) = (45, ...

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### A conjecture on the prime counting function

I was thinking about the Second Hardy-Littlewood conjecture for quite sometime (some of my posts are related to this). In one of my earlier post I conjectured that the inequality ($\pi(x)$ denotes the ...