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Relations of eisenstein series with eta quotient

Theorem 1.67 On page 19 of Ken Ono's book The Web of Modularity says: Every modular form on $SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ may be expressed as a rational function in $\eta(z)$, $\eta(2z)$ and $\eta(4z)$. The ...
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Generating primes with floor of a polynomial $[p(n)]$

Is there a polynomial $p(x)$ with real coefitients and degree at least one that $[p(n)]$ for everey natural number like $n$ be a prime? If yes, what is such a polynomial $p(x)$ and if no, how to ...
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Can we extend the twisted Poisson Summation formula with functions having a singularity in zero?

The following "twisted" Poisson Summation formula for $\chi$ primitive of conductor $q$ : $$ \sum_{n\in\mathbb{Z}}\chi(n)f\left(\frac{nx}{\sqrt{q}}\right) = ...
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Automorphisms of $\mathbb F_q((\frac1T))$

I try to find the automorphisms $\sigma$ of $\mathbb F_q((\frac1T))$ with the following properties: $\sigma$ is an isometry,and $\sigma(\mathbb F_q[T])\subseteq\mathbb F_q[T]$. Almong the ...
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Distribution of Fourier coefficients of Maass forms

In the sense of Maass an automorphic function $\phi$ with Laplace-Beltrami eigenvalue $\frac{(d-1)^2}{4}+t^2$ on $d$-dimensional hyperbolic space which can be thought as ...
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extensions of crystalline representations

Denote by $G_p$ a choice of an absolute Galois group of $Q_p$, the field of $p$-adic numbers. Consider a continuous representations of $G_p$ on a $3$-dimensional $Q_p$ vector space that is a ...
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What is miraculous about the mirabolic subgroup?

I recently asked this question about Euler subgroups and generalizing the automorphic theory of $\mathrm{GL}_n$ to a more general setting. My question here is more specific. As mentioned there, the ...
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Word complexity of primes mod 4

For an infinite binary word $w$, the word complexity $f_w(n)$ is defined as the number of different subwords of length $n$. The asymptotic behavior of this function is an important parameter of the ...
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Non-principal ideals in cyclotomic fields

Let $K=\mathbb Q(\xi_{39})$ be the 39-th cyclotomic field. Pari-GP told me that the prime ideals above $3$ and $13$ are not principal. Is there a way to prove that by hand (no computation made by ...
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Mazur secret Bourbaki report “Analyse p-adique”

Does anyone happen to know if a scan of Mazur's report exists, and, if so, where to find it? It appears in the references for Katz's "Higher congruences" and "Eisenstein measure" papers.
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Automorphisms of $\mathbb C_p$

I am looking for a non-trivial automorphism $\sigma$ of $\mathbb C_p$ such that $\sigma(\mathbb Q_p)\subset\mathbb Q_p$. If $\mathbb C_p$ were spherically complete, then by Hahn-Banach theorem, that ...
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Euler Subgroups and Automorphic L-functions

Recently, I have read about the Whittaker expansion for $\mathrm{GL}_n$ and was struck by the utility of the mirabolic subgroup, $\mathrm{P}_n\subset \mathrm{GL}_n$ of matrices with bottom row $(0\; 0 ...
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Lower bound for spectral radius on $\operatorname{GL}(n,\mathbb{Z})$

Consider the group of matrices $G =\operatorname{GL}(n,\mathbb{Z})$ with integer entries and determinant $\pm 1$. For each matrix $D \in G$, the product of the eigenvalues of $D$ is equal to $\det D ...
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Explicit description/calculation of norm group of ideles of characteristic $p$ global field

I posted the same question earlier in stack exchange, (http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1130391/algebraic-proof-of-2nd-inequality-of-global-class-field) thinking it is most definitely not a ...
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How important is Weil's decomposition theorem today?

Andre Weil's Apprenticeship of a Mathematician (p. 46) tells how he as a student realized that all of Fermat's uses of descent are unified in one principle: "If $P(x,y)$ and $Q(x,y)$ are homogeneous ...
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Heegner points on elliptic curves

I want to know about Heegner point computations for a CM elliptic curve. What is the best reference book/paper for reading?
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ramified principal prime ideals in Artin-Schreier extension

Let $q$ be a power of $2$ and $K$ be the quadratic extension of $\mathbb F_q(T)$ defined by $K:=\mathbb F_q(T)[y]$ where $y^2+y=f(T)\in\mathbb F_q(T)$. Put $\mathcal O_K$ the integral closure of ...
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Is there a Poisson Summation formula for imprimitive Dirichlet characters?

I was wondering if there exists a Poisson Summation formula (like the one existing with primitive character) for imprimitive Dirichlet characters ? For a primitive Dirichlet character $\chi$ we have: ...
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Legendre polynomials and formal groups

Let $P_n(x)$ be Legendre polynomials: $$\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-2tx+t^2}}=\sum\limits_{n=0}^{\infty}P_n(x)t^n.$$ Usual arguments from the theory of formal groups allow to prove that for any $n$ ...
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Fourier expansions at the cusps of $\Gamma_0(N)$

My question may be basic but I can't find any answer. Let $N$ be a positive integer. I need to find the constant term (of the Fourier series) at each cusps of a modular form ...
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Can there be arbitrarily many cubic fields unramified outside $\{p,\infty\}$?

Observe, trivially, that since quadratic fields correspond to rational integers modulo squares (viz. discriminants), there are (roughly about, but certainly at most) $2^{|S|+1}$ quadratic fields ...
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Linear forms with best approximation vectors lying in a subspace

Setup: For $u \in \mathbb{R}^n$, let $\rho(u)$ be the Euclidean length, $\sqrt{u_1^2 + \ldots + u_n^2}$. For $x \in \mathbb{R}$ let $\|x\| = \min_{k \in \mathbb{Z}} |x - k|$, and for $x \in ...
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asymptotic for a sequence coming from multiplicative sets

Let $a,b$ two multiplicatively independant positive integers with $1<a<b$ that is $a^mb^n\ne1$ for all $m,n\in\mathbb N\setminus\{0\}$ We sort out the set $E=\{a^mb^n\mid m,n\in \mathbb ...
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Consequences failure of $\tau$ conjecture

A question Bounds for constructing $n!$ with additions, subtractions, and multiplications starting from $1$ was asked on constructing $ak!$ with ring operations. $\tau$ conjecture states if $\exists$ ...
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Ring of integers in Artin-Schreier extension

Question put in mathstackexchange but received no answer. It is well-known( see Goldschmidt book: Algebraic Functions and Projective Curves) that for $q$ a power of $2$ a quadratic separable ...
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What is a Frobenioid?

Since there will be a long digression in a moment, let me start by reassuring you that my intention really is to ask the question in the title. Recently, there has been a flurry of new discussion ...
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Formal group law over $\mathbb{F}_p$

Let $p$ be a prime. For each $n > 0$ there is a unique 1-dimensional commutative formal group law $F$ over $\mathbf{Z}$, $F(X, Y) = X + Y + \dots \in \mathbf{Z}[[X, Y]]$, whose logarithm function ...
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How to calculate the sum of remainders of N?

I'm trying to sum the remainders when dividing N by numbers from 1 up to N $$\sum_{i = 1}^{N} N \bmod i$$ It's easy to write a program to evaluate the sum if N is small in O(N) but what if N is large ...
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Question regarding a theorem of Erdos and Renyi on $B_2(g)$ sequence

Let $S \subset \mathbb{N}$. We say $S$ is of type $B_2(g)$ if the number of representation of the form $n = s_1 + s_2 \ (s_1 \leq s_2)$ is bounded by $g$ for every $n \in \mathbb{N}$. Let $S(n)$ be ...
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Sum of two squares - Number of steps in Fermat descent

If a prime $p$ can be written as the sum of two squares, then one can construct this representation via Fermat descent if we know an $x$ such that $x^2 \equiv −1 \mod p$. Is there a possibility to say ...
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Primes and Parity

This problem is motivated by the polymath4 project. There, the aim was to find an efficient deterministic algorithm for finding a prime larger than $N$. The hope was to find a polynomial algorithm in ...
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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: ...