# Tagged Questions

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### Who needs a symmetric upper asymptotic density on the integers?

The upper asymptotic density on $\mathbf Z$, viz. the function
$$
{\sf d}^\ast: \mathcal P(\mathbf Z) \to [0,1]: X \mapsto \limsup_{n \to \infty} \frac{|X \cap [1,n]|}{n},
$$
has a ''symmetric ...

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### The multiplicative group generated by shifted primes

I am asking for references about the following problem.
In particular, it is still open? If not, what is the state of the art result?
Problem 1. Let $\Gamma$ be the multiplicative subgroup of ...

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### Quickest and/or most elementary proof of “principal iff splits completely”?

Let $L$ be the Hilbert class field of a number field $K$, and let $\mathfrak{p}$ be a prime ideal of $K$. Then $\mathfrak{p}$ splits completely in $L$ if and only if $\mathfrak{p}$ is a principal ...

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### Question about zeta function of function field in 1 variable over $\mathbb{F}_q$

From my previous question, I know that$$\zeta_X(s) = {{P(u)}\over{(1-u)(1-qu)}}$$for some polynomial $P(u)$ of degree $2g$, where
$X$ is the set of all places of $F$, a function field in one ...

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### How many primes have the form $(2^p+1)/3$?

Assuming that $p$ is an odd prime. How many primes have the form $(2^p+1)/3$? Is the number finite? Mathematica calculation shows that there are 23 such primes when $p$ ranges over the first 500 ...

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### Reference request, zeta function is rational function via Riemann-Roch?

I am looking for a reference to a proof that the zeta function of a function field in one variable over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$ is a rational function in $q^{-s}$ by using the Riemann-Roch ...

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### Two questions about Whittaker functions

I am watching the video: Modeling p-adic Whittaker functions, Part I. I have two questions about Whittaker functions in the video.
From 33:00 to 37:00, it is said that after changing of variables, ...

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### Analytic continuation of intertwining operator

I was trying to understand the paper "Form of GL(2) from analaytic point of view", by Gelbart and Jacquet.
On Page 226 in Remark (4.13) they mention that the kernel of the local intertwining operator ...

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### What can topological modular forms do for number theory?

Topological modular forms ($TMF$) have in the recent years made an impact in algebraic topology. Roughly, the spectrum $tmf$ is the (derived) global sections of the sheaf of $E_\infty$ ring spectra ...

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### How does the solenoid structure of $\mathbb{A}/\mathbb{Q}$ lift to $PGL(2, \mathbb{A})/ PGL(2, \mathbb{Q})$?

Some papers I am reading talk about an "adelic" object $PGL(2, \mathbb{Q}) \backslash PGL(2, \mathbb{A})$ . This has sparked a lot of confusion since I don't know what such a quotient could mean.
A ...

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### Sumsets and dilates: does $|A+\lambda A|<|A+A|$ ever hold?

The following problem is somehow hidden in this recently asked question, but I believe that it deserves to be asked explicitly.
Is it true that for any finite set $A$ of real numbers, and any real ...

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### Rankin-Selberg for Maass form GL(3)xGL(2)

Let $F$ be a Maass cusp form for $\mathrm{SL}(3,\mathbb{Z})$ (level 1 trivial character).
Let $g$ be a Maass cusp form for $\Gamma_0(N)$ with character $\chi$ mod $N$. For convenience, you may assume ...

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### Four kinds of generalized hypergeometric formulas for $\pi$

Given,
$$\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|}
\hline
n&a_n&b_n&c_n\\
\hline
1 & 6541681608 & 163096908 & -640320^3\\
\hline
2 & 85840 & 4492 & -14112^2\\
\hline
3 & 28302 ...

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### Does the equality of product of integers modulo prime p holds in a given interval?

For any given prime $p$, does there exist $a_1,a_2,\dots,a_k,$ (not necessarily distinct) $b_1,b_2,\dots,b_m$ (not necessarily distinct) and $y_1$, $y_2$ such that
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### What is the complexity of finding a generator for the cyclic elliptic curves?

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve which is defined over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_p$, where $p$ is a prime number. If we know that $E(\mathbb{F}_p)$ is cycyclic, is there an algorithm to find its ...

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### Function series involving a suite of imprimitive Dirichlet characters and a zero of $L(\chi,s)$

I have difficulties to understand the behavior of following suite of functions near zero :
$$F_P(x)= \sum\limits_{n=P}^{\infty} \chi_P(n) f(nx)$$
With $f(x) = x^{-s_0} e^{-x}$ where $s_0$ is a non ...

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### Differences associated with differences of primes: are they all 1,2,3?

Let $d_k$ be the $k^{th}$ difference sequence of the primes; that is, $$d_k = \sum_{i=0}^{k} (-1)^i {k \choose i} P_{k+1-i},$$ where $P_i$ denotes the $i$-th prime number. Let $(s_n)$ be the ...

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### If $q^k n^2$ is an odd perfect number with Euler prime $q$, are the following statements known to hold in general? [closed]

(Note: This has been cross-posted to MSE. However, I feel that it is more likely to receive a good answer here, because I believe that it is a research-level question. For the mathematicians who ...

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### A diophantine equation

A few days ago I saw a question about the diophantine equation $p^2+p+1=q^\alpha$ in
What is prime power of this equation of p?
and later in
A Diophantine equation with prime powers
I want the ...

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### Reference for a lemma on the asymptotic upper density of special sets with large gaps and intervals

Update. Based on Anthony Quas' comment below, the proof can be made sensibly shorter and the lemma can be slightly generalized by weakening the old assumption (iii).
In a joint paper that I am ...

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### On the number of consecutive divisors of an integer

Define for $n \in \mathbb{N}$ the function $$\tau_1(n):=\sum_{\substack{d|n, \\ d+1|n}}1,$$ i.e. the number of consecutive divisors of an integer. The average of $\tau_1(n)$ is $1$ since $$\sum_{n\leq ...

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### Algorithmic (un-)solvability of diophantine equations of given degree with given number of variables

Question: For which $d, k \in \mathbb{N}$ is there an algorithm to determine
whether a polynomial diophantine equation
$$
P(x_1, \dots, x_k) = 0, \ \ \ P \in \mathbb{Z}[x_1, \dots, x_k]
$$
...

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### Level-Lowering in Weight 2

Let $N$ and $p$ be relatively prime integers with $p$ a prime. Suppose $f$ is a weight $k=2$ (normalized, cuspidal, etc) newform of level $\Gamma_1(N) \cap \Gamma_0(p)$. I seem to recall the existence ...

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### divisibility by Bernoulli numbers of discriminant of Hecke algebra over the space of modular forms of level 1

For the space of modular forms and the space of cusp forms (here I only care about the level $1$ case), we have the action by Hecke algebras. Therefore, we can calculate the discriminant of this ...

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### How did Cole factor $2^{67}-1$ in 1903

I just heard a This American Life episode which recounted the famous anecdote about Frank Nelson Cole factoring $N:=2^{67}-1$ as $193707721 \times 761838257287$. There doesn't seem to be a historical ...

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### what is exactly the difference between the Selberg class and the set of Artin L-functions?

The question is in the title: from what I read in the answer to another question, Artin L-functions are conjecturally cuspidal automorphic L-functions for some algebraic group that can be transfered ...

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### For $k>3$ does there exist an odd prime $q_k$ such that $p_k=2^kq_k+1$ is prime and $p_k$ divides $a_k=\dfrac{3^{2^{k-1}}+1}{2}$?

Question: For $k>3$ does there exist an odd prime $q_k$ such that $p_k=2^kq_k+1$ is prime and $p_k$ divides $a_k=\dfrac{3^{2^{k-1}}+1}{2}$?\
If $k=3$ the answer is Yes because for $q_3=5$ we ...

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### Representing one diagonal of Pascal's triangle using special sums coming from a different diagonal

Let $m, n$ be any fixed natural numbers. Is it true that infinitely many elements of the sequence $\binom{m+k}{m}_{k=1,2,3,...}$ ( as well as of the sequence ...

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### References about identities of Gauss sum

I am reading the paper. In the end of page 10, there are the following identities of Gauss sum.
\begin{align}
& h(b) h(a+b) = q^b h(b) h(a), \\
& h(b) g(a+b) = q^b h(b) g(a), \\
& g(a+b) ...

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### Prime divisors of the norm of the first coefficient of an elliptic newform at width-1 cusps.

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve of conductor $N$ and let $f$ be its newform.
Suppose $p \geq 5$ is a prime such that $p^2 \mid N$. We assume $f$ is $p$-minimal, which is equivalent to that the ...

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### Are these inequalities for primes equivalent?

Let $p_n$ be the $n$th prime, let $L$ consist of the primes satisfying $p_{n+2} - 2p_{n+1} + p_{n} > 0$, and let $Q$ consist of the primes satisfying $p_{n+1}^2 < p_{n}p_{n+2}.$ Is $L=Q$?
...

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### Enumerating cosets of the modular group

Suppose we chose the generators $f(z) = z+1, g(z) = z-1, h(z) = -1/z$ for the modular group $\Gamma$ (i.e. the group of fractional linear tranformations $z \mapsto (az +b)/(cz+d)$ with $a,b,c,d \in ...

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### References for 'Theory of $p$-adic Galois Representations by Fontaine & Ouyang'

Presently I am reading the 'Theory of $p$-adic Galois Representations by Fontaine & Ouyang'. I am finding it difficult for eg. the initial sections on $l$-adic geometric representation of finite ...

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### Localized at $p$ integral representations of finite elementary $p$-groups

Let $C_p$ be a cyclic group of prime order $p$.
Let $F=C_p^n=C_p\times\dots\times C_p$ ($n$ times).
I would like to to classify finite dimensional representations of $F$ over ${\mathbb{Z}}$.
However, ...

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### Positive rational numbers as sum of unit fractions [duplicate]

Let $U = \{\frac{1}{n}: n\in\mathbb{N}, n>0\}$ be the set of unit fractions. For integers $m,n>0$ there is always a finite subset $S\subseteq U$ such that $\frac{m}{n} = \sum_{u\in S} u$, see ...

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### Complete list of exceptions and efficient algorithm for Waring's problem

2 weeks ago, Samir Siksek http://arxiv.org/abs/1505.00647 proved more than 150-years-old conjecture that every positive integer other than 15, 22, 23, 50, 114, 167, 175, 186, 212, 231, 238, 239, 303, ...

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### Numbers represented by inhomogeneous forms

I have a family of Diophantine equations that I am trying to solve, and I am trying to figure out what methods could be used to prove existence of solutions. Unfortunately, the equations are ...

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### A Diophantine equation with prime powers

Let $p$ and $q$ be prime numbers such that $p^2+p+1=3q^a$: is it true that $a=1$?
This specific equation appears when computing order components of finite groups.

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### Is this version of van der Waerden's Theorem consistent with ZFC?

One way to phrase van der Waerden's Theorem is:
For every finite coloring of $\mathbb N$ and every finite $F \subseteq \mathbb N$, there exist $a,b \in \mathbb N$ such that $a + b \cdot F$ is ...

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### Does van der Waerden's Theorem hold for $\omega_1$?

One way to phrase van der Waerden's Theorem is:
For every finite coloring of $\mathbb N$ and every finite $F \subseteq \mathbb N$, there exist $a,b \in \mathbb N$ such that $a + b \cdot F$ is ...

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### What is prime power of this equation of p?

Let $p$ be a prime number, I think when $p^2+p+1=q^a$, where $q$ is a prime number, then $a=1$. But I can't prove it. Is it true?

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### The Prime Shuffle Puzzle

Given as input:
an ordered list of distinct prime numbers $A = ( p_1,p_2,...,p_n )$,
a set of triples $B = \{ (a_1, b_1, c_1 ), (a_1, b_1, c_1 ), ...., (a_m, b_m, c_m ) \}$, where $a_i, b_i, c_i ...

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### Non-standard Gauss sums

I have the following problem. Let $p$ be some prime. What is the value of
\begin{equation}
\sum_{k=1}^{p-1} \left(\frac{k+1}{p}\right) \omega_p^{kl},
\end{equation}
where $\left(\frac{k+1}{p}\right)$ ...

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### On the independence of lower and upper asymptotic and Banach densities

Given a set $X \subseteq \mathbf N^+$, denote by $\mathsf{d}_\ast(X)$ and $\mathsf{d}^\ast(X)$, respectively, the lower and upper asymptotic (or natural) density of $X$, viz. $$\mathsf{d}_\ast(X) := ...

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### Congruence properties of $x_1^6+x_2^6+x_3^6+x_4^6+x_5^6 = z^6$?

(This was posted previously in MSE without getting any answers.)
It is known that given primitive (co-prime) integer solutions to,
$$x_1^4+x_2^4+x_3^4+x_4^4 = z^4$$
then there is one $x_i$ such ...

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### Smallest constant so that there are at least $n/\log_2{n}$ primes between $n$ and a constant multiple of $n$

What is the smallest known $c$ so that for any $n\geq 2$ there are at least $n/\log_2{n}$ primes between $n$ and $cn$ (inclusive)?
The prime number theorem seems to give an asymptotic result so I am ...

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### Equidistribution of Hecke points and $p = (a+bi)(a-bi) = e^{i\theta}\sqrt{a^2 + b^2}$

I have seen two versions of a result called "Hecke Equidistribution" and I wanted to know if they were the same or different.
#1 Let $p = 4k+1 = (a+bi)(a-bi) = e^{i\theta}\sqrt{a^2 + b^2}$. Then ...

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### Existence of Euler product on critical line for $L(\chi,s) L(\overline{\chi},1-s)$?

Generally there is no Euler product for Dirichlet L-functions $L(\chi,s)$ in the critical strip.(cf Is the Euler product formula always divergent for 0<Re(s)<1?)
But I would like to know if ...

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### Are all complex zeros of $\Psi^{(s)}(1) \pm \Psi^{(1-s)}(1)$ on the critical line?

veThe balanced polygamma function $\Psi^{(s)}(x)$ for $x=1$ can be expressed as:
$$\Psi^{(s)}(1)=\dfrac{\big(\Psi(-s)+\gamma\big)\,\zeta(s+1)+\zeta'(s+1)}{\Gamma(-s)}$$
Note $\Psi(s)$ is the digamma ...

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### Collecting sufficient conditions for Sorli's conjecture on odd perfect numbers

Sorli's conjecture predicts that, for an odd perfect number $N$ given in the Eulerian form $N = {q^k}{n^2}$ (where $q$ is prime with $\gcd(q, n) = 1$ and $q \equiv k \equiv 1 \pmod 4$), the condition ...