# Tagged Questions

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### A possibly surprising appearance of Lucas numbers

Let $S$ be the set of polynomials defined as follows: $0$ is in $S$, and if $p$ is in $S$, then $p + 1$ is in $S$ and $x \cdot p$ is in $S$, so that $S$ "grows" in generations: $g(0)=\{0\}$, ...

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### A question related to metric Diophantine approximation

In metric Diophantine approximation you are often interested in finding conditions on $(\phi(q))_{q \geq 1}$ which guarantee that
$$
\left| \alpha - \frac{p}{q} \right| < \frac{\phi(q)}{q}
$$
has ...

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### Surveys of the items of Erdős' “toolbox”

Could you point out some survey papers and monographs that highlight the kernel of tricks, techniques, and tools that Paul Erdős employed the most in his research work (in particular in graph theory, ...

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### Orders in Central Simple Algebras. Applications

It is known that orders in quaternion algebras (over a number field) are used for constructing geometric objects like hyperbolic orbifolds and Shimura curves. Moreover, if one knows embedding ...

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### Is there a hidden symmetry in the prime numbers distribution?

Under Goldbach's conjecture, let's consider once again the map $r_0\colon n\mapsto r_{0}(n)$ such that $r_{0}(n)$ is the smallest non negative integer $r$ such that both $n-r$ and $n+r$ are prime.
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### Number of common solutions of polynomial system

Let $ \mathbb{F}_p$ be a finite field and $\{f_j\}_{j=1}^{j=r} \subseteq \mathbb{F}_p[X_1,...,X_n]$ be a set of polynomials.
Let consider the system of equations:
$f_j(x_1,...,x_n)=0$ for $j = ...

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### Parametric solutions of Pell's equation

Given a positive integer $n$ which is not a perfect square, it is well-known that
Pell's equation $a^2 - nb^2 = 1$ is always solvable in non-zero integers $a$ and $b$.
Question: Let $n$ be a ...

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### A positivity problem involving the number of ways of expressing $n$ as a product of $k$ factors

Let $d_k(n)$ denote the number of ways of expressing $n$ as a product of $k$ factors, and let $$D_k(x)=\sum_{n\leq x}d_k(n)$$ be the summatory function. During a study of Mertens' function I was lead ...

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### Coefficients of Hilbert polynomials

Recall that we can define the Hilbert series of a graded commutative algebra
$$\displaystyle S = \bigoplus_{n \geq 0} S_n$$
over a field $K$ by
$$\displaystyle \mathcal{H}_S(t) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty ...

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### References for general Hasse-Weil zeta function

Most research on the Hasse-Weil zeta function focuses on some particular type of algebraic variety, and general surveys usually deal mostly with the better understood elliptic curve case.
I am ...

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### Comparing the size of two sums

Let $q$ be a prime power and $\mathbb{F}_q$ be the field of $q$ elements.
Let $\mathbb{F}_q[t]$ be the polynomial ring over $\mathbb{F}_q$.
I am working on a research project, where I bounded a ...

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### Asymptotic expansion for the Bell numbers

The Bell numbers $B(n)$ (that is, the numbers that count the set partitions of a set, and have exponential generating function $\exp(e^x -1)$ ) admit the asymptotic expansion
$$\frac{\log B(n)}{n} = ...

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### Rankin-Selberg convolution and product of degrees

As I'm kinda obsessed with the Selberg class and because of the general converse conjecture, I'm still trying to get a rough idea of what automorphic representations and their L-functions as well as ...

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### Bounds for constructing $n!$ with additions, subtractions, and multiplications starting from $1$

Found this on Complexity Zoo warning expired certificate
check NP Over The Complex Numbers.
[BCS+97] show the following striking result. For a positive integer $n$, let $t(n)$ denote the minimum ...

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### Elliptic curves and connected components

Are there elliptic curves of positive rank with two real connected components
in which all the rational points lie only on one component?
Concrete examples are really appreciated.

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### What are the products $\prod_{A\subset{\mathbb F}_p\colon |A|=n} \sum_{a\in A} \zeta^a$ equal to?

This is a somewhat more explicit version of a question I have recently asked.
Let $p$ be an odd prime, and write $\zeta:=\exp(2\pi i/p)$ (any other primitive $p$th root of unity will do as well). For ...

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### Open access journals in number theory

I'm a phd student in number theory, and I'm required (by the funding council) to publish any article I write in open access journals. The problem is that all journals I can find are either out of my ...

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### Length of the binary representation of a primorial

Let $p_n\# = \prod_{k=1}^n p_k$ be the $n$-th primorial.
Q1. Given $n$ (in binary) is there an efficient way (polynomial time) to calculate the exact number of digits of the binary representation ...

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### Has this formula about prime gaps already been conjectured and/or proven?

While playing around with prime gaps, I found out that the following formula seems to be a rather good approximation of the ratio $\dfrac{p_{b}-p_{a}}{b-a}$ where $a<b$ are positive integers:
...

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### Transcendence of products of certain real algebraic numbers

Let
\begin{equation}
z := \prod_p p^{1/p^2},
\end{equation}
where the product is over all prime numbers $p$, and we always take the positive real root. Is $z$ transcendental or algebraic, or (as I ...

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### Fixed field of the Nebentypus of a newform for $\Gamma_1(N)$

Let $f=\sum_{n\geq 1}\in S_2(\Gamma_1(N),\varepsilon)$ be a normalized newform without CM and with Nebentypus $\varepsilon$. Let $L=\mathbb Q(a_n\colon n\in \mathbb N)$ be the number field generated ...

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### Proof of a cubic equation problem [closed]

Well I was doing some questions and i found something. This equation
$x^3+y^3+z^3=w^3$
has only one solution which is
$x=3,y=4,z=5,w=6$.
And what I have have proposed is that there is not other ...

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### Density of tuples of conjugate algebraic numbers

One can see that algebraic numbers are dense in the complex plane by just looking at quadratic polynomials. I am interested in a "higher order" density of algebraic numbers.
More specifically: is it ...

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### An old paper of S.Chowla on unit equations

It is referenced that in
Chowla, S., Proof of a conjecture of Julia Robinson, Norske Vid. Selsk. Forh. (Trondheim) 34, 100–101 (1961),
it is shown that the equation $\epsilon_1 + \epsilon_2 = 1$ ...

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### Quintic polynomials generating cyclic extensions

We know that a cubic equation generates a cubic cyclic extension iff it has a perfect square discriminant. Now I am wondering if there is a similar condition for quintic polynomials. So I am trying to ...

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### Mean value of Maass forms

Let $X = SL_2(\mathbb{Z}) \backslash \mathbb{H}$ be the modular surface. Consider a basis of $L^2$-normalized Hecke-Maass cusps forms $\phi_j$ on $X$ with $-\Delta$-eigenvalue $\lambda_j$. ...

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### Thin sequences with good counting properties

I am looking for sequences $\{a_n\} \subset \mathbb{N}$ with the following properties:
(1) $\displaystyle \# \{a_n \leq x \} = \frac{x}{\sqrt{\log x}} + O_\epsilon(x^{1/2 + \epsilon})$, and
(2) $\# ...

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### higher reciprocity theorems from ratios of Gauss sums

One recent proof of quadratic reciprocity involves computing various rations of the Gauss sum.
In Quadratic reciprocity and the sign of the Gauss sum via the finite Weil representation Gurevich, ...

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### Estimating solutions to a binary form congruence with small moduli and prime inputs

Currently I am dealing with the following problem. Suppose that $F(x,y) \in \mathbb{Z}[x,y]$ is a binary form of degree $D \geq 2$ and $k \geq 2$ is an integer such that for all primes $p$, there ...

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### Is $ a^2b^2-ab-ap$ a perfect square for suitable $a,b\in \mathbb{Z}^+$?

Consider the expression
$$
a^2b^2-ab-ap\qquad (a,b\in \mathbb{Z}^+),
$$
where $p\equiv1\pmod{4}$.
Question. For every prime $p\equiv1\pmod{4}$ do there exist $a,b\in\mathbb{Z}^+$ such that ...

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### Do all complex zeros in the strip of $\frac{\zeta(s)}{\Gamma(s)} - \frac{\Gamma(1-s)}{\zeta(1-s)}$ lie on the critical line?

Numerical evidence suggests that the complex zeros of:
$$f(s):=\frac{\zeta(s)}{\Gamma(s)} - \frac{\Gamma(1-s)}{\zeta(1-s)}$$
all reside on the line $\Re(s)=\frac12$, except for a finite few outside ...

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### On certain representations of algebraic numbers in terms of trigonometric functions

Let's say that a real number has a simple trigonometric representation, if it can be represented as a product of zero or more rational powers of positive integers and zero or more (positive or ...

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### A relation between the Gamma function and the Mobius function?

It is well known how altering the integral for the Gamma function:
$$\displaystyle \Gamma(s) = \int_0^\infty t^{s-1} e^{-t}\,dt$$
through substituting $t=nx$,
$$\displaystyle \Gamma(s)\frac{1}{n^s} ...

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### Prime Number Theorem on APs under various conjectures

I'm trying to find the best asymptotic expansions for $\pi(x; a, q)$ in various states:
Unconditionally we have
\begin{equation}
\pi(x; a, q) = \frac{\operatorname{li(x)}}{\phi(q)} + O\left(x ...

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### Some questions about the ring Z((x))

$\newcommand{\ZZ}{\mathbb{Z}}$
$\newcommand{\dim}{\text{dim }}$
Let me begin by apologizing for the length of this question, but I thought this might be interesting to some of you. This ring isn't ...

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### For which rational values of $c$ and $d$ are the numbers $\sin{(\pi\cdot c)}$, $\sin{(\pi\cdot d)}$ and $1$ linearly dependent over $\mathbb{Q}$?

A year ago, I posted this problem on [MSE]. After a number of edits, I have arrived at the following more general problem (suggested by Hjalmar Rosengren; see the comments below).
For which ...

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### Why does this sequence converges to $\pi$?

One of my daughters was having a small programming exercise.
Let's consider following algorithm:
Take a list of length $n$: $\ (1\,\ 2\,\ \ldots\,\ n)$.
Remove every $2$nd number.
From the ...

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### How did Ramanujan discover this identity?

Let $$\small F_n=(a+b+c)^n+(b+c+d)^n-(c+d+a)^n-(d+a+b)^n+(a-d)^n-(b-c)^n$$ and
$ad=bc$, then
$$64*F_6*F_{10}=45*F_8^2$$
This fascinating identity is due to Ramanujan and can be found in ...

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### The elliptic curve for $x_1^9+x_2^9+\dots+x_6^9 = y_1^9+y_2^9+\dots+y_6^9$

I. If there are $a,b,c,d,e,f$ such that,
$$a+b+c = d+e+f\tag1$$
$$a^2+b^2+c^2 = d^2+e^2+f^2\tag2$$
$$3u^3-3uv+w=-def\tag3$$
where $u=a+b+c,\; v = ab+ac+bc,\;w = abc$, then,
$$(a + u)^k + (b + ...

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### Buildings associated to generalized $BN$ pairs

I'll begin by asking a general question, and then specializing to the situation I really care about.
Let $G$ be a group and let $(B, N)$ be a $BN$-pair in $G$ (see, for instance, page 39 of Tits' ...

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### Does the proportion of non trivial zeroes of given real part increase on [0,1/2] for all L-functions?

Here what I call an L-function is either an element of the Selberg class or an automorphic L-function. For such a function $F$, $x\in [0,1/2]$ and $T\gt 0$, let's define $\delta_{F,T}(x)$ such that ...

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### Automorphisms of k((X))

I'm looking for a good reference for the following fact:
Let $k$ be a perfect field of characteristic $p$ and let $K=k((X))$.
Then every $k$-linear automorphism of $K$ is continuous with respect
to ...

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### Why Riemann Hypothesis so important [closed]

I am often hearing people emphasized how important the RH is,one of them said that it should lead to an efficient way of determining whether a given large number is prime,and the other said,RH would ...

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### An old conjecture of M.Newman

M.Newman raised several questions in his 1957 paper on modular forms.
Definition: $H_n$ is the subclass of all zero-free weakly modular forms of weight 0 on $\Gamma_0(n)$, where $n$ is a composite ...

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### The Bilu-Linial conjecture and Ramanujan graphs

The Bilu-Linial conjecture claims that every $d-$regular graph has a $2-$lift such that for the signing matrix has its eigenvalues between $[-2\sqrt{d-1},2\sqrt{d-1}]$ (the ``signing matrix" is the ...

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### On quintic roots $x_1^{1/5}+x_2^{1/5}+\dots+x_5^{1/5}$

I. Given the roots $x_i$ of the general cubic,
$$x^3+c_2x^2+c_1x+c_0=0\tag1$$
with $c_i \in \mathbb Q$, it is easy to show that the expression,
$$F_3 = (x_1^{1/3}+x_2^{1/3}+x_3^{1/3})^3$$
is an ...

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### Opportunistic idea about constructing curves with many rational points

This is just an opportunistic idea about constructing curves
with many rational points using rational surfaces.
Working over the rationals.
Take a rational surface given by parametrization
...

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### A “Take a Square Root When You Can” conjecture related to the prime factorization

I would tend to think that the following has already been investigated.
But as implied from the title, I have no idea how to even start looking for it.
Let $P_n$ denote the sum of the squares of ...

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### Is the stationary distribution of this Markov chain uniform?

First, a little bit of background: Since 2012, Canada has decided to phase out the penny for its coinage system. Product prices may still use arbitrary cents, especially since prices do not typically ...

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### Extensions of an abelian variety by a torus vs. extensions of their $\ell$-adic Tate modules

Let $K$ be a number field, let $A$ be an abelian variety over $K$, and let $H$ be a torus over $K$. For a prime $l$, we have the natural map
$$\mathrm{Ext}^1(A, H) \otimes_{\mathbb{Z}} \mathbb{Z}_l ...