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Langlands program vs Shimura-Tanayama-Weil conjecture

Edward Frenkl said that "we can see Langlands program as a generalization of Shimura-Tanayama-Weil conjecture in the case of elliptic curves " I hope I'm not distorting his phrase, can someone ...
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Grothendieck-Teichmuller conjecture

(1) In "Esquisse d'un programme", Grothendieck conjectures Grothendieck-Teichmuller conjecture: the morphism $$ G_{\mathbb{Q}} \longrightarrow Aut(\widehat{T}) $$ is an isomorphism. Here ...
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Can the work of Hardy & Ramanujan about partitions shed light on Hardy-Littlewood's k-tuple conjecture? [on hold]

If I'm not mistaken, Hardy and Ramanujan produced an asymptotic formula for the number of partitions of an integer that was later shown to be an exact formula by Selberg. But Hardy also formulated ...
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I've read on the internet that 43 is congruent to 8 modulo 5+3w, can you explain? [on hold]

Initially, I wanted to determine whether 19 is a cube modulo 43. Reading online, I've come across this computation that includes a step that I don't understand. The step in question states that (43 ...
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What is the ring of integers in $\mathbb Q^c\otimes_K K_\mathfrak p$? [on hold]

Let $K$ be a number field with ring of integers $\mathcal O_K$ and $\mathfrak p$ a prime of $K$. Let $\mathbb Q^c$ be the algebraic closure of $\mathbb Q$ in $\mathbb C$. If $L$ is a number field ...
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Average size of $p$-part of the Tate-Shafarevich group for elliptic curves

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve defined over $\mathbb{Q}$. For a given prime $p$, the $p$-Selmer group $\operatorname{Sel}_p(E)$ of $E$ and the $p$-part of the Tate-Shafarevich $Ш_E[p]$ group ...
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Sampling from random totally unimodular matrices of a particular type?

Is there a way to parametrize totally unimodular $(3n+2)\times(2n+2)$ matrices of form $$\begin{bmatrix} \pm1 & \pm1 & 0 & 0 &\dots & 0 & 0 & 0 & 0\\ A_{2n} & ...
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$z^n-t^m=x^3+y^3$ and 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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Consecutive composite numbers

Let $C(N,k)$ be the smallest positive integer $x$ such that $[1,x]\subset \mathbb{Z}$ contains $k$ disjoint intervals $I_1, ..., I_k$ of $N$ consecutive integers that are all composite. (For example, ...
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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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Self-containing trees

Suppose that $r^2-r-1=0$ and that $T$ is the tree with root $1$ such that the children of each node $x$ are $rx$ and $x+1$. Remove all duplicates as they occur, and let $T(r)$ denote the remaining ...
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Does $a_n=\prod^n_{k=1}(1-e^{k\alpha \pi i})$ converge to zero when $\alpha$ is irrational?

I came across a problem concerning about the convergence of products. I wonder if the complex series $a_n=\prod^n_{k=1}(1-e^{k\alpha \pi i})$ converges to zero when $\alpha$ is irrational. Of course, ...
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The exponential Diophantine equation $a^n-b^m=x^3+y^3$ for arbitrary large $n,m$

Let $a,b$ be coprime integers, neither a perfect power, $n,m$ naturals and $x,y$ integers. Consider the exponential Diophantine equation $$ a^n-b^m=x^3+y^3 \qquad (*) $$ Nontrivial solution ...
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Have the explicit Poisson-type formulas of Guinand and Meyer been observed before?

In a recent paper of Meyer Measures with locally finite support and spectrum PNAS vol. 113 no. 12:3152–3158 (behind a paywall, but see also these seminar notes) some new explicit Poisson-type formulas ...
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How many integers are of the form $n/d(n)$, where $d(n)$ is the number of divisors of $n$?

This was post by me on Maths SE: but it did not get any solution. Some months ago I made the following conjecture - Let $d(n)$ denote the number of divisors of $n $. Then let $N$ be a number such ...
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Generalized arithmetic progressions contained in Bohr sets

Recall that a generalized arithmetic progression of dimension $d$ is, by definition, a set of the form $P = P_1+\dots+P_d$, where $P_j = \{lp_j\ \mid \ |l|\leq l_j\}\subset \mathbb Z$ is an ordinary ...
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4-th order diophantine equation

I met in many places the equation $(a^4-b^4)(c^4-d^4)=\square$ It is well known that this was investigated by Euler. But I was unable to find the general solution of this equation. Could you please ...
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Isotropic ternary forms

It is well known that some questions about isotropic ternary forms reduces to the study of the special case $f_0(X)=xz-y^2, X=(x,y,z)$, see page 301 of Cassel's "Rational quadratic forms" (Dover, ...
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General Solution of Quadratic Diophantine Equation System

I am looking for the general solution of: $x^2-y^2=\square$ $x^2-z^2=\square$ $y^2-z^2=\square$ I have found a solution in tpiezas site. But not really sure if this is the general solution.
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Is it possible to have an even superperfect number and an odd superperfect number whose product is an almost perfect number?

A number $n \in \mathbb{N}$ is said to be superperfect if $$\sigma(\sigma(n)) = 2n.$$ A number $m \in \mathbb{N}$ is said to be almost perfect if $$\sigma(m) = 2m - 1.$$ Here is my question: Is ...
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Formula for negative polylogarithms

Theorem. We have that $\displaystyle \underbrace{x\left(\dfrac{d}{dx}\left(\cdots x \left(\dfrac{d}{dx} \left( \dfrac{x}{1-x}\right)\right)\cdots\right)\right)}_{\text{$x \frac{d}{dx}$ $m$ ...
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Find a subset such that its sum is divisible by $n$

It is said that the following proposition is true. $\forall S \subset \mathbb{Z}, |S| = 2n-1.\ \exists A \subset S, |A| = n$ which satisfies $$ n \ | \ \sum_{a \in A}a. $$ Could someone gives a ...
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Do the roots of this equation involving two Euler products all reside on the critical line?

This question loosely builds on the second part of this one. Take the Riemann $\xi$-function: $\xi(s) =\frac12 s\,(s-1) \,\pi^{-\frac{s}{2}}\, \Gamma\left(\frac{s}{2}\right)\, \zeta(s)$. Numerical ...
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More generalized RSA construction

Is there a way to construct RSA type cryptosystem over general number rings? Can Number Field Sieve technique be applied here?
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Is there a bijection $f: N \times N \rightarrow U \subset N$ with $f(x,y)+f(u,v)=f(x+u,y+v)$ and $f(x,y) \cdot f(u,v)=f(x \cdot u, y \cdot v)$?

Is there a subset of natural numbers that has the same additive and multiplicative structure as the set of ordered pairs of natural numbers under the classical operations of addition and ...
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Are the nontrivial zeros of the Riemann zeta simple?

A few years ago, I found on arXiv an article in which the authors (I think they were at least two to write it) claimed to have proven that the non trivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function were all ...
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Lattice points near a curve

Bombieri and Pila had a well known bound for the count of lattice points on an algebraic curve in the plane. Does it generalize to a bound for the count of lattice points near (say within a distance ...
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Q re Kaprekar's fixed mapping points

Jens Kruse Andersen in his comment in OEIS's A099009 noticed 3 families of numbers among Kaprekar's fixed mapping points (otherwise known as kernels of the Kaprekar's routine): "Let $d(n)$ denote ...
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Is it true that $\Phi_n(2)$ has a divisor of the form $kn+1$ for all $n\neq 6$?

Let $\Phi_n(x)$ be the $n$ th cyclotomic polynomial. I've checked the values of $\Phi_n(2)$ for some small $n\geq 2$ and noticed that there is always a divisor of $\Phi_n(2)$ of the form $kn+1$ ...
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Modified Jacobi’s theta function

Be $t\in\mathbb{R}_0^+$. Jacobi’s theta function is $$\Theta(t):=\sum\limits_{k=-\infty}^{+\infty} e^{-\pi k^2 t}$$ with $$\Theta(\frac{1}{t})=\sqrt{t}\Theta(t)$$ Therefore $$\sum\limits_{k=1}^\infty ...
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A quadrant of residues

Assume that following inequality holds $$\mathsf{w,x,y,z<AB,AC,AD,BC,BD,CD<ABC,ABD,ACD,BCD<wx,wy,wz,xy,xz,yz}$$ with $$\mathsf{gcd(A,B)=gcd(A,C)=gcd(A,D)=gcd(B,C)=gcd(B,D)=gcd(C,D)=1}$$ ...
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Checking Mertens and the like in less than linear time or less than $\sqrt{x}$ space

Say you want to check that $|\sum_{n\leq x} \mu(n)|\leq \sqrt{x}$ for all $x\leq X$. (I am actually interested in checking that $\sum_{n\leq x} \mu(n)/n|\leq c/\sqrt{x}$, where $c$ is a constant, and ...
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Arbitrarily many primes in a Fibonacci-type sequence

It is conjectured that the standard Fibonacci sequence contains infinitely many primes. While this is perhaps too difficult, I am wondering about the following simpler version: Question. For any $K$, ...
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Computing endomorphism rings of supersingular elliptic curves

I would like to know what algorithms there are to compute the linearly independent generators $(1,i,j,k)$ for quaternion algebra containing the endomorphism ring of a supersingular curve. The curve in ...
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Finding the number of rational points effectively

Consider $\# P$ and $\oplus P$. There is a $\# P$-hard problem: to find number of rational solutions of a system of polynomial equations over $\mathbb{F}_2$. The corresponding $\oplus P$-hard ...
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On even almost perfect numbers other than powers of two

(Note: This question is an improved version of and has been cross-posted from this MSE post.) Let $\sigma(x)$ denote the sum of the divisors of $x$. If $\sigma(x) = 2x - 1$, then we call $x$ an ...
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Generalizing Ramanujan's “1729 story”

Whenever I read the anecdote about Hardy, Ramanujan and the taxi number 1729 I'm amazed that it could have occurred to anyone just off the top of their head that 1729 can be written as the sum of two ...
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On the coherence of formal power series ring

Let $A = {\Bbb F}_p[[X_1,X_2,...]]$ be the ring of formal power series with infinitely many variables over the finite field ${\Bbb F}_p.$ $A$ consists of such formal sum elements as $\sum ...
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Tate uniformization of nonsplit semistable elliptic curves

Let $E/\mathbf{Q}_p$ be an elliptic curve having split multiplicative reduction. Then Tate uniformization gives a surjective homomorphism of $p$-adic analytic groups $G_m \to E$, with infinite cyclic ...
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For which primes $p$ is the field $\mathbb{Q}(\Gamma(1/p^{j}))$ a strict subfield of $\mathbb{Q}(\Gamma(1/p^{i}))$ whenever $0<i<j$?

I already asked this question on a French math forum but eventually came to think that as silly it may turn out to be, perhaps something interesting could finally emerge from it, so I decided to take ...
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Does anyone recognize this exponential sum?

For $a$, $b$ two integers, let $(a,b)$ denotes their gcd. We define the following exponential sum : $$G_q(n):=\sum_{d|q,~(d,q/d)=1}{e^{2i\pi n\frac{dd'}{q}}}$$ for $n$ a non-negative integer and $q$ ...
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Function that gives 1 only when an integer is divisible by another integer [closed]

I need a function that takes two inputs, a and b, and returns 1 only when a is divisible by b and 0 otherwise. Can this be written in a nice mathematical way (other than using indicator functions)?
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origin of analogy “primes as the atoms of number theory/ arithmetic”

a math student recently challenged me on the old comparison/ analogy of prime numbers to "the atoms of number theory or arithmetic" and then was wondering the origin of the phrase. where does this ...
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A number theory question [duplicate]

Let $m,n$ be integers and $P$ be a prime and $\lambda$ be an integer such that $0 < \lambda <\sqrt p$, Can the following equation have any answer for any $m,n,p,\lambda$ except $\lambda=+-1$? ...
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Nearly Be Bruijn sequences constructed from De Bruijn sequences

Let $w$ be a De Bruijn $01$-sequence of the type $B(2,n)$; i.e., a cyclic $01$-sequence that contains every $n$-digit $01$-sequence exactly once. Let $x$ be a $01$-sequence of length $n$. When and ...
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A number theory question related to algebraic graph theory? [closed]

Let $m,n$ be integers and $P$ be a prime and $\lambda$ be such that $0 < \lambda <\sqrt p$, Can the following equation have any answer for any $m,n,p,\lambda$? ...
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On cluster points of a particular sequence

This is the sequel of a previous question. Let us consider the sequence $$ \xi_n = 2n \{n\xi\}-n, $$ where $\xi>0$ is a given real irrational number and $\{\cdot\}$ is the fractional part. Do ...
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Precise asymptotic of diophantine approximation

I know that every irrational number $\xi$ can be approximated by rational numbers in such a way that $$ \left| \xi - \frac{p}{q} \right| \leq \frac{c}{q^2} $$ for infinitely many choices of $p$ and ...
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Is the Crandall, Dilcher and Pomerance heuristic concerning Wall-Sun-Sun primes still state of the art?

This is a question about the open problem Fibonacci divisibility from the Open Problem Garden. The problem, originally stated in 1960 by D.D. Wall, has several equivalent formulations one of which ...
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Number of rational points in a non-smooth variety

Let $X$ be an algebraic variety over $\mathbb{F}_q$ with dimensional $n$. We know that if $X$ is smooth than $X$ has about $q^{nk}$ rational points over $\mathbb{F}_{q^k}$ (Weil hypothesis). Is there ...