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Equidistribution of rational points on an algebraic variety

Suppose that we have a variety $X \subset \mathbb{P}^{n}$ defined over $\mathbb{Q}$. Suppose we have $S$ many rational points on $X$ inside the box defined by $|x_i| \leq B_i$ for $i = 0, \cdots, n$, ...
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Tate's conjecture and symmetry of Hodge-Tate weights

I'm reading Bellaiche's notes on the Block-Kato conjecture (Hawaii summer school). Here is the link http://people.brandeis.edu/~jbellaic/BKHawaii5.pdf At page 10 he claims that an indirect ...
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The topology on the Robba ring

I've been reading Kedlaya's paper http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0208027 on finiteness of rigid cohomology and there's something I can't quite resolve in my understanding of the topology on the Robba ring. ...
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Is the Cassels-Tate pairing defined for elliptic curves over function fields?

The Cassels-Tate pairing is typically defined for elliptic curves (or abelian varieties) over number fields, but it seems like it should be defined for elliptic curves over function fields as well. ...
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What is the decomposition group at $p$ in the Galois group unramified outside $\ell?$

Let $p\ne\ell$ be two prime numbers, and let $K_{\ell}$ be the maximal extension of $\mathbb Q$ ramified only at $\ell$ and $\infty$ (i.e. it is the fixed subfield of $\overline{\mathbb Q}$ by all the ...
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What is the proper Zariski-closed subset in these examples for Vojta's more general abc conjecture?

In A more general abc conjecture, p. 7 Paul Vojta conjectures: If $x_0,\ldots x_{n-1}$ are nonzero coprime integers satisfing $x_0 + \cdots x_{n-1}=0$ $$ \max\{|x_0|,\ldots |x_{n-1}|\} \le C ...
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Isotropy of Apollonian disk-packing

Is there any sense in which the "epsilon-tail" of an Apollonian disk-packing (by which I mean the union of the disks of radius less than epsilon) exhibits more and more statistical isotropy as epsilon ...
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Does the Gamma function preserve integers?

Does the Gamma function $\Gamma: \mathbb{C} \to \mathbb{C}$ preserve the Kummer ring $\mathbb{Z}[\exp(2\pi\imath/m)]$? And if not, then what about the Gaussian integers $\mathbb{Z}[\imath]$ or the ...
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Why do $12$ and $120$ occur very often in the denominators of $\zeta(-n)$ for odd $n$?

$\zeta(-n) = - \dfrac{B_{n+1}}{n+1}$ $\zeta(-2n) = 0$ $\zeta(-1) = - \dfrac{1}{12}$ $\zeta(-3) = \dfrac{1}{120}$ $\zeta(-5) = - \dfrac{1}{252}$ $\zeta(-7) = \dfrac{1}{240}$ $\zeta(-9) = - ...
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Definition of primitive divisor of a Lucas sequence

If $\{a_n\}_{n=1}^\infty$ is a sequence of integers, then the definition of primitive divisor of one of its terms is quite natural: Def. 1. A prime number $p$ is a primitive divisor of $a_n$ if $p ...
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what would be the consequences on the distribution of primes of $\Lambda=\infty$?

It is widely believed that the quantity $\Lambda:=\lim\sup\dfrac{t_{n+1}-t_{n}}{2\pi/\log t_{n}}$, where $t_{n}$ is the imaginary part of the $n$-th non-trivial zero on the critical line of the ...
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Moduli interpretation of Eisenstein series

Let $N \geq 11$ be an integer and consider the basis of Eisenstein series for $M_2(\Gamma_0(N))$ described in Theorem $4.6.2$ of Diamond--Shurman's book. Pick and Eisenstein series $F$ in this basis. ...
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What is the ring $A_{\Gamma}$ in the Cohen-Lenstra Heuristics?

I understand the work in Cohen and Lenstra's paper that leads up to the heuristics themselves, where they count weighted averages of functions defined over isomorphism classes of $A$-modules, where ...
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Intersection of a ring class field of a quadratic field K with the cyclotomic extension of K

Let $K$ be a quadratic field. Let $f\in\mathbb{Z}_{\geq 1}$. Let $\mathcal{O}_f=\mathbf{Z}+f\mathcal{O}_K$ be the unique order of $K$ of index $f$ in $\mathcal{O}_K$. Let $H_f^{ring}$ denote the ring ...
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Moduli interpretation of Hecke operators on Shimura curves

In his book on Automorphic Forms, Shimura gives (chapter 9) definitions of the the Hecke operators for Shimura curves. One can give definitions of the Hecke and Atkin-Lehner operators in terms of the ...
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Weyl law for Maass forms with nontrivial character

The classical Weyl law for $\Gamma = \mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})$ counts the number of Maass cusp forms on $\Gamma \backslash \mathbb{H}$ with Laplace eigenvalue less than $T$. This is originally due to ...
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Prime factors of the members of a certain recurrence

It is possible to prove elementarily that there are infinitely many primes that divide some element of the sequence $a_0 = k\ge 0$, $a_n = a_{n-1}^2+ 1$ for all $n\ge 1$ by showing that for all $m$, ...
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density of zeroes of Epstein zeta functions on vertical strips

There are many results (e.g. Davenport and Heilbronn) asserting that Epstein zeta functions in general have zeroes outside the line $\mathrm{Re\ } s = n/4$. Is there any result about the density of ...
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solutions to special diophantine equations [closed]

Let $0\le x,y,z,u,v,w\le n$ be integer numbers obeying \begin{align*} x^2+y^2+z^2=&u^2+v^2+w^2\\ x+y+v=&u+w+z\\ x\neq& w \end{align*} (Please note that the second equality is ...
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For which recurrence relations is it decidable whether a formal power series has a maximal zero coefficient?

In this MSE question, I asked whether one can prove that a generating function has infinitely many coefficients equal to zero. The answer given (and accepted) to that rather broad question was “No”. ...
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Are the first ten zeros of this Dedekind zeta function non-simple?

This question asks about the zeros of the zeta function of the number field with defining polynomial: ...
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The periodic architecture underlying the natural numbers [closed]

EDIT In the original version of this post I did not include a well specified mathematical question, and learning by failing, I realize there should have been. Closing or deleting the question is the ...
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Zero's in the decimal representation of powers of 3

This looked like an easy exercise, when a friend of mine asked me if I know a way to prove that the decimal representation of $3^k$ always contains a zero for $k\ge k_0$, but the more I think about ...
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Does $\binom{2n}{n} \equiv 2 \pmod p$ ever hold?

Well, the title does not tell the whole story; the complete question is: Are there any primes of the form $p=2n(n-1)+1$, with integer $n\ge 1$, such that $$ \binom{2n}{n} \equiv 2\pmod p ? $$ ...
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Fourier expansions of newforms at width-1 cusps

Let $f_E$ be the newform attached to the Elliptic Curve $E$ with cremona label $\textbf{100a1}$ and let $\alpha = \left[\begin{matrix} 1&0 \\ 10&1 \end{matrix}\right] \in SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$. ...
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Factorisation of local quaternionic zeta functions

Vignéras, in her Arithmetics of quaternion algebras, begin chapter II.4 recalling that we know the number of integer ideals of fixed norm of a quaternion algebra $H$ over a local field $K$, ramified ...
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Conjecture on prime numbers

Given a prime $p$, let $a_n=pn+n-1$. I have noticed that $\forall{p}\exists{n}\in[2,p]:a_n\in\mathbb{P}$. For example: $p=7,a_3=23,a_4=31,a_6=47$. What is this conjecture called, and has it been ...
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Andrica's and Legendre's Conjectures [closed]

My question is, which of these two conjectures is stronger, Andrica's or Legendre's? Could proving one prove the other? If the upper bound for the prime gap above any given natural number $n$ were to ...
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At least a cubic form in a hypercube which is equivalent to a reduced form which is not monic

In my research appeared a question, but I am not too familiar to the theory of reduced forms (sorry if the question is easy, but I was not able to figure out it): Let ...
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Reciprocal polynomials with roots off the unit circle

A polynomial is called reciprocal if its coefficients read forwards are the same as those read backward - there is an obvious translation of reciprocal polynomials into cosine polynomials (since a ...
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Cuspidal modular forms - toroidal or minimal compactification?

Let $Y$ be a Siegel variety and let $X$ be a toroidal compactification of $Y$. For any tuple of integers $\underline k$ we have the usual sheaf $\omega^{\underline k}$. The space of modular forms of ...
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Conjectured alternate form for vanishing of $\Re\zeta(1/2+it)$ except at zeros

Heavily based on Agno's question. Define: $$ \chi(s)=\pi^{-(\frac{s}{2})} \Gamma(\frac{s}{2}) $$ Agno conjectured: only for $\sigma=\frac12$, $\Re(\chi(s)) = \Re(\zeta(s)) =0$ is always true, ...
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on the Rankin-Selberg L-function

Let $n,m$ be two different positive integers. I heard that for cuspidal tempered automorphic representations $\pi_{n}$ and $\pi_m$ of $GL_n$ and $GL_m$, the Rankin-Selberg L-function $L(s,\pi_n ...
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Longest sequence of sum of distinct squares [closed]

I want to find longest sequence of distinct squares that $\alpha_{_1}$ + ... + $\alpha_{_n}$ is given number. In particular I want to find largest square in that sequence. I've tried use Lagrange's ...
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polynomials with roots on the unit circle

Suppose $P(x) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ is irreducible, and such that at least one of its roots has modulus $1.$ Is there anything we can say about the reduction of $P(x)$ modulo primes? Do these have some ...
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Iwasawa's mu-invariant for noncyclotomic $\mathbf{Z}_p$ extensions of cyclotomic fields?

Let $p$ be an odd prime number, $m$ a positive integer with $p\mid m$. Put $k=\mathbf{Q}(\mu_m)$. (1) Is there any example where certain noncyclotomic $\mathbf{Z}_p$-extension $k_\infty/k$ has ...
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How tight is the Weil bound for this exponential sum?

Let $f$ be a nonconstant polynomial of degree $d$. Let $\psi$ be a character of the additive group of $\mathbb F_p$. By Weil, we have: $$ \left| \sum_{x\in \mathbb F_p} \psi ( f(x)) \right| \leq ...
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Except for a finite few outside the strip, do all complex zeros of $\zeta(a+s)\pm \zeta(a+1-s)$ reside on the critical line for all $a\lt 0$?

Assume $a \in \mathbb{R}$ and $s \in \mathbb{C}$. Numerical evidence suggests that all complex zeros, except for a finite few outside the strip, of: $$\zeta(a+s)\pm \zeta(a+1-s)$$ lie on the line ...
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Intermediate Jacobians of intersections of two quadrics

Let $$X: \quad Q_1(x)=Q_2(x) = 0 \quad \subset \mathbb{P}^{2n+1},$$ be a smooth complete intersection of two quadrics of odd dimension over a field $k$, not of characteristic $2$. Let $J(X)$ denote ...
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When does the greedy change-making algorithm work?

The change-making problem asks how to make a certain sum of money using the fewest coins. With US coins {1, 5, 10, 25}, the greedy algorithm of selecting the ...
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Upper bounding number of integer partition by binomial coefficient

Let $n,p \in \mathbb N$ and consider the integer partition of $$\lfloor \frac{n(p-1)}{2} \rfloor$$ into $p$ or less parts, each of which is less or equal to $n-1$. Can the number of partitions be ...
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Prime divisors of the respectively minimal binomial coefficients

In view of Chebyshev's approach to prime numbers, I would like to ask about the regularities and peculiarities of the two sequences $\ \beta(n)\ $ and $\ \gamma(n),\ $ which I define as follows: $\ ...
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Lower bound of Hecke eigenvalues of Maass form

If $f$ is a Maass form and $p$-Hecke eigenvalue (i.e. Hecke eigenvalue of usual Hecke operator $T_p$) of $f$ is $\lambda_f(p)$, do we know anything about lower bound of the sum$$S(x) = \sum_{x\le p\le ...
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Rational mapping related to cubic surfaces

A theorem in Manin's book on cubic forms leads to the conclusion that the least degree of a rational mapping from $\mathbb{P}^2$ to general cubic surfaces(e.g. Picard rank=1) over $\mathbb{Q}$ is 6. ...
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Is there an integral point in the group generated by an rational point?

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over rational field. Let $P=(a/d^2,b/d^3)\in E(\mathbb{Q})$ and $$G=\{P,2P,3P,4P,\cdots\}.$$ Is there an integral point $Q\in G?$
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Cesaro summation of a particular Dirichlet series associated with $\zeta(s)$

If you've investigated the error in Perron's formula in general, you've probably noticed that Cesaro summation $$\lim_{x\rightarrow\infty}\sum_{n\leq x} \left(1-\frac{\log n}{\log ...
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$\eta(s)$ expressed as an 'alternating' sum of Hurwitz Zetas. Why does it only work for sums with an even number of terms?

It is known that: $$\zeta(s)= a^{-s}\,\sum_{k=1}^{a} \zeta_H\left(s,\frac{k}{a}\right)$$ is valid for all $a \in \mathbb{N}$ and all $s \in \mathbb{C}\,/1$, with $\zeta_H$ being the Hurwitz zeta ...
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Decimal binary sequences that cannot be greater than 1 [closed]

Consider the family of sequences of the form $.012\ldots n$ for any natural number $n$. So, the sequences in this family are: $.01, .012, .0123, .01234,$ etc. Now consider to manipulate each ...
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Does the divergence of the sum of reciprocals of a set of integers imply this density statement about the set?

Suppose $A \subseteq \mathbb{N}$ is such that $\displaystyle{\sum_{n \in A} n^{-1}} = \infty$. Suppose $B \subseteq \mathbb{N}$ is infinite. Is there a set $X \subseteq [1,\infty)$ and a increasing ...
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What is the complexity of finding an integral point on an elliptic curve?

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over rational numbers. We know that the set of integral points on $E$ is finite. What is the complexity of finding a point $P\in E(\mathbb{Z})$? Indeed I'm trying to find ...