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### A Problem Concerning Odd Perfect Number

Briefly, prove that every odd number having only three distinct prime factors cannot be a perfect number.
I know there are results much stronger than the one above, but I am looking for an answer ...

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### What is the relation between the length of period of simple continued fraction expansion of quadratic algebraic numbers $\sqrt{A}$ and the integer $A$

What is the relation between the length of period of simple continued fraction expansion of quadratic algebraic numbers and the integer
As we know,$\sqrt{2} = [1;2,2,2,2,…]$; while $\sqrt{14}= ...

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### Exponential Sum Bound

In
http://131.220.77.52/files/preprints/diophantine/bruedern/wpminicubefinal.pdf, Bruedern and Wooley mention the following fact on the bottom of page 6:
Let
...

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### Dynamics in the integers - Floor function

Let $\alpha$ be an irrational with $0<\alpha<1$. Consider the function given by \begin{align*}
f: &\mathbb{N}\longrightarrow \mathbb{N}\\ &x\longmapsto [ \alpha\cdot x]\end{align*} where ...

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vote

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### Rationale behind an requirement on Turing machines

Hopcroft and Ullman's definition of a Turing machine seems to be standard. This definition defines a Turing machine to be a 7-tupel $T = \langle Q,\Gamma,b,\Sigma,\delta,q_0,F \rangle$ obeying some ...

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### Must the radical of polynomial evaluated at integers be small enough at least once?

Basically I am interested if the radical of polynomial evaluated at integers can be small enough at least once.
Let $f \in \mathbb{Z}[x], \deg(f)>1$ be squarefree. For integer $a$ and $f(a) \ne 0$ ...

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### Composition of a transcendental function with a rational function [closed]

The problem is: let $f: \mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R}$ be an analytic transcendental function and let $\psi(x)=\frac{x}{2(1+x^2)}$. Is the function $f(\psi(x))$ transcendental?

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### What is the arithmetic Nullstellensatz?

The only precise statement (coming from a reliable source) of the "arithmetic Nullstellensatz" I can find is in Gowers's book, stating that two polynomials with integral coefficients have the same ...

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### What arrangement of unit cubes minimizes surface area?

For each of these two questions, one can assume that the arrangements are polycubes (for which a definition can be found in the excerpt-image below).
Question A. How does one arrange $n$ unit cubes ...

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### Counterexample to Pólya's conjecture

It is known that Polya's conjecture is false and the smallest counter-example is about $10^9$.
Assuming that we are searching for a counter-example not knowing that it exists. What useful information ...

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### Asymptotics on prime divisors

Somewhat inspired from the Zsigmondy's theorem is my question. Suppose Let $a_{1}> a_{2}> \cdots > a_{k}$ be nonzero integers, with $k \geq 2$. Let $a(n) : = a_{1}^{n}+\cdots+a_{k}^{n}$ for ...

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### A family Mersenne composite numbers?

I believe that the number
$$2^{2^{2t+1}+2t-1}-1$$
is composite for all positive integer $t$. I tested this for many $t$'s, but so far I didn't get a proof. Any idea?

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### On the computation of Asai L-function

I want so compute some simple twisted Asai L-function.
Let $E/F$ be a quadratic extemsion of number fields and $v$ a finite place of $F$.
Let $\chi$ be a unitary automorphic character of ...

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### Metric on the set of subsets of the rational primes

Note: this is a revision of an earlier post. It was kindly pointed out that my initial proposed metric was in fact not a metric, so this is a revised version.
I was thinking how to say that two sets ...

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### Repetend digit graphs for $1/n$ in base $b$

Here is a decimal expansion of $\frac{1}{34}$:
$$(1/34)_{10}=0.02941176470588235\overline{2941176470588235}\ldots$$
And here is a graphical representation of the 16-digit
"repetend," as a directed ...

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### Rational points techniques on curves not using their Jacobian

Let $C/K$ be a curve of genus > 2 over a number field $K$ and suppose there exists a $p \in C(K)$. Then a recurring theme in studying $C(K)$ is using the map $C \to J(C)$ normalized by sending $p$ to ...

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### Estimates on derivatives of Bessel function

In Duke, Friedlander and Iwaniec's Erratum on "Bounds for automorphic L–functions. II"
They have the following estimates for derivatives of Bessel functions: For $k \geq 2$
\begin{align}
& ...

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### Finding integer points on elliptic curves via divisibility conditions like $(a+b)^2 \mid (2b^3+6ab^2-1)$

Is the following conjecture correct?
Conjecture. The divisibility condition $(\alpha+\beta)^2 \mid (2\beta^3+6\alpha\beta^2-1)$ has no solutions in positive integers $1 \le \beta < \alpha < ...

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### Which of the Mochizuki's works are the most closely related to elliptic curves?

I'm very much interest about algebraic geometry and number theory along with cryptography, but I have a special interest about the elliptic curves. I have heard a lot of interesting things about ...

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### Arthur's refinement of parameters for unitary automorphic representations

In his work on the classification of automorphic representations of a group $G$, Arthur has conjectured that the parameterization of such representations involves a homomorphism $\rho : SL_2 \times ...

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### Separation of lattice points on the Mordell elliptic curve

Consider the Mordell equation x^3 – y^2 = k, where x is a non-square positive integer and y^2 is the perfect square nearest to x^3. Noam Elkies (see http://www.math.harvard.edu/~elkies/hall.html) ...

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### Extension of the product formula for valuations to a simultaneous completion

It is well known that $\mathbb{C}$ and $\mathbb{C}_p$ are "algebraically" isomorphic (that is, ignoring the topology), but an isomorphism depends on the axiom of choice and there is no canonical way ...

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### For a defined set $M$ (see problem) do there exist $a,b$ natural numbers so that $a,ab+1 \in M$

Let $\rho \in \mathbb{R}\setminus \mathbb{Q}$ be a irrational nuber, and
let $\varepsilon>0$ be arbitrarily small. Define $M=\{m \in \mathbb{N}: \exists k \in \mathbb{N}\hbox{ so that} |\rho m -k ...

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### Is the sequence of Apéry numbers a Stieltjes moment sequence?

Consider the sequence of Apéry numbers
$$
A_n = \sum_{k=0}^n \binom{n}{k}\binom{n+k}{k}\sum_{j=0}^k \binom{k}{j}^3
= \sum_{k=0}^n \binom{n}{k}^2\binom{n+k}{k}^2 .
$$
In an email, physicist Alan Sokal ...

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### Without Skolem–Mahler–Lech Theorem? [closed]

Using Skolem–Mahler–Lech theorem one can easily prove the $\displaystyle \lim_{n\to +\infty}\left|\Re\left(\frac{1+i\sqrt{7}}{2} \right)^n\right| =+\infty$.
Is there a "simple way" to prove this ...

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### On the pole of local L-function

Let $F$ be a number field and $v$ a finite place of $F$.
Let $\chi_v$ be a unramified unitary character of $F_v$.
Then we define local L-function $L_v(s,\chi_v):=\frac{1}{1-\chi_v(\omega)q^{-s}}$ ...

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### Non-hyperelliptic families of curves with trivial Ceresa class (or Gross-Schoen class)

Suppose X/K is a curve over a field K, which we want to think of as non-algebraically closed, and let x be a point of X(K). The Ceresa cycle is defined as follows; you can embed X in Jac(X) by sending ...

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### Collatz property implying infinite “fall below” trajectories, is it known?

(this was discovered analyzing Collatz empirically.)
a key aspect of resolving Collatz involves looking at the number of iterations for trajectories to "fall below" the initial value.
consider ...

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### Upper bound on the number of ismorphism classes of bilinear forms on $\mathbb{Z}^n$

$\DeclareMathOperator{\Hom}{Hom}$A symmetric, positive definite bilinear form on $\mathbb{Z}^n$ is any mapping $$b : \mathbb{Z}^n \times \mathbb{Z}^n \to \mathbb{Z}$$ satisfying
$b$ is bilinear,
...

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### Small values of a polynomial evaluated at roots of unity

The MO answer http://mathoverflow.net/a/98176/11926 notes the following: Let $\gamma$ be an algebraic number that is not a root of unity. Then Baker's theorem implies that there is a constant ...

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### The Diophantine equation $x^p - 4y^p = z^2$

If $p \geq 5$ is a prime, are there any integers $x, y, z > p$ such that
$(x, y) = 1$
and
$$x^{p} - 4y^{p} = z^{2}$$

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### When is a local subring of a number field a valuation ring?

Do we have some good examples of local subrings of number fields which are not valuation rings?
Do we have an easy criterion for determining whether a local subring of a number field is a valuation ...

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### Practical use of estimates for the Gauss Circle Problem

This question is related to this and this ones. The Gauss Circle problem asks for the number $N(r)$ of integer points within a sphere of radius $r$ centered at the origin. It is well known that $N(r) ...

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### Is there an algebraic number that cannot be expressed using only elementary functions?

(this is basically a repost of a question I asked at M.SE last year)
Is there an explicit real algebraic number (such that we can write its minimal polynomial and a rational isolating interval) that ...

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### Lower bound on the irrationality measure of $\pi$

There seems to be a lot of work on the upper bound for the irrationality measure of $\pi$, but I could not find anything on a lower bound except the general $\mu(\pi)\geq2$. Looks like it is the best ...

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### Is it possible to find explicit formula for the product $\prod_{d|n,\ d>1} (1-\mu(d)/\varphi(d))^{\varphi(d)}$?

I am trying to calculate the following product
$$
\prod_{d|n}_{d>1} \left( 1-\frac{\mu(d)}{\varphi(d)} \right)^{\varphi(d)}
$$
where the functions $\varphi$ and $\mu$ are Euler's totient and ...

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### A conjectured formula for Apéry numbers

A conjecture by the late Romanian mathematician Alexandru Lupas.
Posted in sci.math in 2005, but no proof was found.
Physicist Alan Sokal just reminded me of it, saying it was related to something he ...

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### Applications of anabelian geometry to Galois representations?

One aspect of anabelian geometry is the study of the action of the absolute Galois group of a field $K$ on the etale fundamental group $\pi_1(X_\overline K)$, where $X$ is a (anabelian) variety and ...

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### Cohen-Lenstra heuristics for totally complex fields

If a number field $K$ is a Galois extension of $\mathbb{Q}$, and $G = \operatorname{Gal}(K/\mathbb{Q})$, then the class group of $K$ is a $\mathbb{Z}[G]$-module, and since $N = \sum_{g \in G} g$ acts ...

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### Kernel of the character of congruence groups

Let $\Gamma$ be a congruence subgroup of $SL_2(\mathbb Z)$ and $\chi:\Gamma \to \mathbb{C}^*$ a character of $\Gamma$ with finite image. Is then $\ker(\chi)$ also a congruence group? If not, can ...

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### Linear dependency of real numbers with integer coefficients adding up to zero [closed]

Let $x = (x_1, \dots, x_n)$ be a vector of real number. I was asking myself if there was an efficient way of telling whether there exists a non-zero vector of integers $z \in \mathbb Z$ such that both
...

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### Points on the intersection of an affine quadric and cubic over a finite field

Are there absolute constants $N$ and $B$ such that the following is true?
Let $p>B$ be a prime. Let $q(x_0,\dotsc,x_n)$ and $c(x_0,\dotsc,x_n)$ be homogeneous of degree $2$ and $3$ with ...

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### Lower bounds on the error term of the prime number theorem

Are there any lower bounds on the error term for the prime number theorem, or in other words, is there a nontrivial $f$ s.t.
$$f(x)\ll |\psi(x) - x|$$
where $\psi$ is the Chebyshev function.

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### Are all complex zeros of $Li_s(z)\, \pm \, Li_{1-s}(z)$ on the critical line or outside the critical strip for $z \le -1$?

This question loosely builds on this one, however is a bit simpler and I found the results to be more robust.
It seems that all zeros in the critical strip $0 \lt \Re(s) < 1$ of:
$$Li_s(z)\, \pm ...

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### The Mordell and Bogomolov problems in linear groups

Many things in the arithmetic of abelian varieties have counterparts not only in linear tori, but also for semisimple linear groups. Two examples are the Tamagawa number and the conjectured finiteness ...

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### Obstruction and 1st order infinitesimal deformations of Generalized Elliptic Curves (Deligne-Rapoport)

We consider the deformation theory of a generalized elliptic curve $(C_0,+)$ over a field $k$. Let $D$ be the deformation functor.
And now we only consider the case that $C_0$ is irreducible as in ...

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### Tate-Shafarevich groups over finitely generated fields

Let $G$ be an algebraic group over a number field $k$. One defines the Tate-Shafarevich set of $G$ to be
$$Ш(k,G) = \ker\left(H^1(k,G) \to \prod_{v} H^1(k_v,G)\right),$$
where the product is over all ...

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### The special point count on Shimura varieties

This, in view of the analogies between CM points on Shimura curves and torsion points on elliptic curves, is a sequel to an earlier question I had asked: The torsion point count in higher dimension .
...

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### Smallest prime in an arithmetic progression

Let $\{a_n\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ be defined as $a_n = a + bn$ for some $a, b >0,(a, b) = 1$. Are there good bounds on the minimal $k$ s.t. $a_k$ is prime. It is well known that there are infinitely ...

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### For integers $a \ge b > 1$ is $f(a,b) = a^b + b^a$ injective?

Given two integers $a \ge b >1$, can we encode them as a unique integer $a^b + b^a$?
I asked this question on math.SE, and after surviving a week with a bounty, it seems that this question ...