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### Distribution of the sequence $\bigl (\frac{\phi(n)}{n}\bigr )_{n=1}^{\infty}$ in $[0,1]$

Maybe this is a well-know problem.
What do we know about distribution of the sequence $\bigl (\frac{\phi(n)}{n}\bigr )_{n=1}^{\infty}$ in $[0,1]$? (Where $\phi$ is the Euler's totient function).
In ...

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vote

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### Question about existence of forms with small $h$-invariant satisfying certain property

Given a form $f \in \mathbb{Q}[x_1, ..., x_n]$ of degree $d>2$, we define $h(f)$ to be the smallest positive number $h$ such that we can write
$$
f = u_1v_1 + ... +u_h v_h,
$$
where each $u_i$, ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Integer decomposition of dilated integral polytopes

For $n > 0$, let $P$ be an integral polytope, that is, the convex hull in $\mathbb{R}^n$ of points in $\mathbb{Z}^n$. Suppose that $\dim(P) = n$.
Question: Given $d > n + 2$ is it true that
$$ ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### A generalization of Erdős–Newman–Mirsky?

Given a sequence $S$ of natural numbers, write ${\bf Gap}(S)$ for the set of differences between consecutive terms. (So $|{\bf Gap}(S)|=1$ precisely for arithmetic progressions, hence the connection ...

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vote

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### Has this formula for $G_{k}:=\lim\inf_{n\to\infty}p_{n+k}-p_{n}$ been conjectured?

I give here a heuristics that suggests that the quantity $\displaystyle{G_{k}:=\liminf_{n\to\infty}p_{n+k}-p_{n}}$ should be approximately equal to $k(1+H_{k})$, where $H_{k}$ is the $k$-th harmonic ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Factoring a polynomial in a specific manner

Let $f(x,y,z) = ax^d + b y^k z^{d-k} + c$, where $a,b,c \in \mathbb{C}$ and $abc \ne 0$, and $d \geq 3$. Let $d'$ denote the smallest non-negative integer $l$ such that there does not exist a positive ...

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votes

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### Residue for the generating function of the Euler totient function

Let $\varphi$ be the Euler totient function, and let us define the function $f(z)$ by the series
$$
f(z) := \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \varphi(n) z^n
$$
Since $0\le \varphi(n)\le n$, I believe this gives a ...

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### For what real $t$ is $\{n^t : n \geq 1\}$ linearly independent over $\mathbb{Q}$?

It's straightforward that $t$ must be irrational. I have googled many variations of this question and browsed through some books on transcendental number theory. There is much that is said about when ...

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**0**answers

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### Runs of consecutive numbers all of which are rebel numbers [migrated]

A positive integer is said to be a rebel number if it is the product of numbers none of which share any of the original number´s digits. Thus 10 = 2 x 5 is a rebel number, while none of the primes is. ...

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votes

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### Is the set $ AA+A $ always at least as large as $ A+A $?

Let $A$ be a finite set of real numbers. Is it always the case that $|AA+A| \geq |A+A|$?
My first instinct is that this is obviously true, and there is a one-line proof which I am foolishly ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Lower bound on class number of binary quadratic forms of discriminant of the form $n^2+4$

While searching for a use for the "sum invariant" of indefinite binary quadratic forms of discriminant $D = n^2 + 4$ (see https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/journals/JIS/VOL17/Smith/smith5.html), I believe I ...

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votes

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### Random Diophantine polynomials: Percent solvable?

Suppose one generates a random polynomial
of degree $d$ with integer coefficients
uniformly distributed within $[-c_\max,c_\max]$.
For example, for
$d=8$, $|c_\max|=100$, here is one random ...

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vote

**0**answers

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### All non-split Cartan subroups of $GL_2(\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z})$ are conjugate

Let $n>1$ be a positive integer and let $R$ be an order in an imaginary quadratic field with discriminant prime to $n$. Let $A=R/nR$ and let $\lbrace 1, \alpha \rbrace$ be a ...

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### Decidability of $x^3+y^3+z^3 = c$

I wondering if it is known whether the following problem is algorithmically decidable or undecidable by Turing machines: given an integer c, determine if there are integers $(x,y,z)$ such that ...

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votes

**0**answers

285 views

### Do those manifolds atrached to L-functions give rise naturally to motives? [closed]

Edited after Will Sawin's comment:
Consider the set $\mathcal{M}$ of all automorphic L-functions belonging to the Selberg class. Such a set is closed for the product $.$ and the tensor product ...

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votes

**1**answer

431 views

### Can Shor's Algorithm be modified to run efficiently on a classical computer?

Shor's algorithm is an algorithm which factors integers in polynomial time on a quantum computer. If one tries to run it on a classical computer, one runs into the problem that the state vector that ...

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votes

**0**answers

406 views

### Why are solutions to $\sqrt[k]{x_1^k+x_2^k+x_3^k+x_4^k}$ for $k=2,3$ curiously smooth?

Given an integer solution $s_m$ to the system,
$$x_1^2+x_2^2+\dots+x_n^2 = y^2$$
$$x_1^3+x_2^3+\dots+x_n^3 = z^3$$
and define the function,
$$F(s_m) = x_1+x_2+\dots+x_n$$
For $n\geq3$, using an ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Density of polynomials which are soluble with respect to a set of primes

Suppose that $p$ is a prime, and $f(x)$ is a polynomial with integer coefficients and positive degree. Then there exists an integer $n_p$ such that $p | f(n_p)$ if and only if $f(x)$ has a linear ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Are reduced residue systems relative primorials an active area of research? If not, why not?

As a math amateur, I am finding the study reduced residue systems relative a primorial a very interesting way to understand the distribution of primes. For example, it is fascinating to me that it is ...

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vote

**1**answer

147 views

### Counting prime powers $p^{\frac{k}{t}} \left( t \in \mathbb{R}{+}, k \in \mathbb{N} \right)$ by changing $\rho$'s in $\psi(x)$?

With $\rho=\beta+ \gamma \,i$ being a non-trivial zero of $\zeta(s)$, the logarithmic prime counting function is:
$$\psi(x) = x - \log(2\pi) - \frac12 \log\left(1- \frac{1}{x^2}\right) - ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

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### Eisenstein series of weight $2$ for $\Gamma_0(N)$ : where am I wrong?

Let $A_{N,2}$ be the set of triples $(\psi,\varphi,t)$ such that $\psi$ and $\varphi$ are primitive Dirichlet characters modulo $u$ and $v$ with $(\psi\varphi)(-1)=1$, and $t$ is an integer such ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### A question on (odd) perfect numbers

I have asked this question in MSE a few weeks back, but did not receive any responses. I have cross-posted it to MO, hoping that it is appropriate for this site.
Let $\sigma(x)$ be the (classical) ...

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votes

**1**answer

117 views

### Density of polynomials with a prescribed number field extension

For any polynomial $f(x) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$, let $K_f$ denote the minimum splitting field over $\mathbb{Q}$ which contains all of the roots of $f$. Let $n \geq 2$ be a fixed integer, and let $K$ be a ...

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votes

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### approximate two different real numbers to order $\frac{1}{z^{3/2}}$

I took this result from Minkowski's book on Geometry of numbers:
Two arbitrary real quantitites $a$ and $b$ may be made to approach as near as we wish in value the two fractions $\frac{x}{z}$ and ...

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votes

**1**answer

504 views

### What are the strongest conjectured uniform versions of Serre's Open Image Theorem?

This question concerns the uniform conjectured effective versions and generalizations of these two results of Serre on $\ell$-adic Galois representations $\rho_{E,\ell}$ associated to a non-CM ...

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### Two spaces attached to mod 2 level 9 modular forms--a conjectural Hecke isomorphism

MOTIVATION
Nicolas and Serre have analyzed the structure of the space of mod $2$ modular forms of level $1$, viewed as a "Hecke-module". They show that for each $p>2$, the operator $T_p$ acting on ...

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votes

**1**answer

127 views

### Bounding the number of lattice points inside an $n$-dimensional ellipsoid

I am wondering if it is possible to produce an upper and/or lower bound on the number of integer lattice points that lie inside an $n$-dimensional ellipse.
That is, given an $n$-dimensional ellipsoid ...

**3**

votes

**4**answers

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### Uniform upper bound for the sum over primes $\sum_{p \leq x} p^{-1+\varepsilon}$

I am reading the article D. M. Gordon and C. Pomerance, The distribution of Lucas and elliptic pseudoprime, Math. Comp. (1991) (click).
In equation (27) the authors, apparently, used the following ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Degree $2$ nilpotent matrices with non-zero product [migrated]

Let $n$ be sufficiently large positive integer.
Let $M_i$ be $n$ matrices with entries in either $\mathbb{C}$
or $\mathbb{Z}/n \mathbb{Z}$.
Is it possible, (1) for $1 \le i \le n, M_i^2=0$ and
...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Size of smallest multiple $\sum \epsilon_i p^i$ of $n$ with digits $\epsilon_i\in \{0,1\}$ for $p$ a prime

Any natural number $n$ coprime with a prime number $p$ is a divisor of
$M=1+p+p^2+\dots+P^{N-1}$ where $N\leq \varphi((p-1)n)$ is the order of
$p$ in $\left(\mathbb Z/((p-1)n)\mathbb Z\right)^*$.
...

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votes

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### Class field towers

It is known (Golod and Shafarevich) that the class field tower of a finite extension $K$ of $\mathbb{Q}$ may be infinite. But is it always finite for $K=\mathbb{Q}[\zeta]$ where $\zeta$ is a root of ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Asymptotic limit of truncated Legendre sieve

Consider the truncated sum
$$
S(x):=\sum_{\substack{{d\mid P(\sqrt{x})}\\{d\leq x}}}\mu(d)/d,
$$
where $P(z)$ is the product of all primes less than or equal to $z$, and $\mu(d)$ is the Möbius ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Finite field “contour” sum

Let $\Bbb{F}_q$ be a finite field. Choose a non-square $\delta \in \Bbb{F}_q^*$
and form the quadratic extension $\Bbb{F}_q\big( \sqrt{\delta} \, \big)$. For
an element $z \in \Bbb{F}_q\big( ...

**8**

votes

**1**answer

352 views

### Is this theorem on $L$-functions known?

Notations For $f$ a meromorphic function on a domain $\Omega\subseteq \textbf{C}$, we shall say for convenience that $f$ is represented by an Ordinary Dirichlet Series (ODS) if $f$ can be written ...

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votes

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### A Polynomial With Positive Prime Density

Let $P(x)$ be a non-constant polynomial with real coefficients.
Can natural density of
$$\{n\ |\ \lfloor P(n)\rfloor \ \text{is prime.}\}$$
be positive?

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votes

**0**answers

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### Squarefree part of a Mersenne number

Consider the Mersenne number; $M_p=2^p−1$.
Let $M_p=a_pb^2_p$ where $a_p$ is positive, squarefree, and $p$ is prime.
A chinese paper written by Le Maohua "“On Mersenne Numbers”" states that the ...

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votes

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### Nontrivial solutions for $\sum x_i = \sum x_i^3 = 0$

For $x_i \in \mathbb{Z}$, let $\{x_i\}$ be a fundamental solution to the equations:
$$
\sum_{i= 1}^N x_i = \sum_{i=1}^N x_i^3 = 0
$$
if $x \in \{x_i\} \Rightarrow -x \notin \{x_i\}$.
For instance, a ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Integer solutions of $x^2=4+8y^2+13z^2$

I have been looking for integer solutions of certain Diophantine equations, one of the simplest examples being
$x^2=4+8y^2+13z^2$.
The ideal answer would be a way to parametrize all the integer ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Atkin-Lehner theory for nonholomorphic Eisenstein series

I am currently reading something about nonholomorphic Eisenstein series $E_\mathfrak{a}(z,1/2+it)$ for $\Gamma_0(q)$, where $\mathfrak{a}$ is a cusp (cf. Iwaniec, H. Spectral Methods of Automorphic ...

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votes

**1**answer

851 views

### 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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votes

**1**answer

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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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votes

**1**answer

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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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votes

**1**answer

295 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

293 views

### 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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votes

**0**answers

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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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votes

**2**answers

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### Primes as uncorrelated random variables [closed]

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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votes

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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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votes

**1**answer

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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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votes

**1**answer

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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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votes

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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 ...