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On OPNs and SOPNs

(I hope that this question is appropriate for this site. If it is not, please feel free to point it out and I will then cross-post to MSE.) OPNs are odd perfect numbers. SOPNs are spoof odd perfect ...
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Asymptotic formula for the number of ways to write a number as the sum of $k$ triangular numbers

How would one derive an asymptotic formula for the number of representations of a number $n$ as the sum of $k$ numbers of the form $\frac{m(m + 1)}{2}$ I think that one could use the circle method, ...
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$t$-analogue of the symmetric power of an additive character over $\Bbb{F}_q^*$

Let $G$ be a finite group and let $f: G \longrightarrow \Bbb{C}$ be any complex-valued function. For integers $k, n \geq 0$, an indeterminant $t$, and $x \in G$ let $f_k(x) := f \big( x^k \big)$ and ...
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Is my proof of the Schoenfeld's inequality correct? [on hold]

Full preprint here. Theorem 4.1. For any $x\ge 2$ we have $$ \begin{equation} \theta(x)-x<\frac{1}{8\pi}\sqrt x\log^2 x. \;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;(4.1) \end{equation} $$ Proof: It's known that ...
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“Gross-Zagier” formulae outside of number theory

The Gross-Zagier formula and various variations of it form the starting point in most of the existing results towards the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture. It relates the value at $1$ of the ...
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Proof theory and the generalized Riemann hypothesis [on hold]

Is there a disproof of the following? CONJECTURE: Let $\chi$ be a Dirichlet character modulo $q$. Let $\varepsilon$ be a positive number with $0 < \varepsilon < \frac{1}{2}$. Let $T$ be a ...
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A stronger version of Fermat's last theorem

Motivated by Fermat's last theorem, one may wonder the following conjecture is true or not. The equation $x_1^m+\cdots+x_n^m=1$ has nonzero rational solutions iff $n\geq m$. Here a nonzero rational ...
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A strange condition on containment of special complex numbers in cyclotomic fields

In a recent theorem we have naturally come across this condition, that seems to be important, but rarely satisfied: $\sqrt{\frac 1 4 + a^m} \in \mathbb Q(\zeta_m, a)$ where $a\in\mathbb C^*$ and ...
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Can integers be distorted to make primes more regular?

Given a set $P$ of real numbers $\ge 1$, define the gap among different products in $P$ as $$g(P) = \inf \big\{\prod_{i=1}^n p_i^{a_i} - \prod_{i=1}^n p_i^{b_i} \mid p_i\in P;\,\, p_i\ne p_j \,\text{ ...
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When two Dedekind sums are equal

The (classical) Dedekind sum $s(h,k)$ is defined as $$s(h,k)=\sum_{r=1}^{k-1}\frac{r}{k}\bigg(\frac{hr}{k}-\Big[\frac{hr}{k}\Big]-\frac{1}{2}\bigg)$$ for $\gcd(h,k)=1$. A natural question is, when ...
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Counting number of points in a lattice with bounded length

I am interested in counting number of lattices using the following theorem. The following is Theorem IV (page 412) in Chapter VIII of "An introduction to the geometry of numbers (second printing, ...
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Why could Mertens not prove the prime number theorem?

We know that $$ \sum_{n \le x}\frac{1}{n\ln n} = \ln\ln x + c_1 + O(1/x) $$ where $c_1$ is a constant. Again Mertens' theorem says that the primes $p$ satisfy $$ \sum_{p \le x}\frac{1}{p} = \ln\ln ...
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A question about the divisibility of sum of 2 consecutive primes

Well as I was curious about the sum of $2$ consecutive primes, after proving that the sum for the odd primes always has at least 3 prime divisors, I came up with this question: Find the least ...
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Consecutive numbers with mutually distinct exponents in their canonical prime factorization

Is it possible to find 23 consecutive positive integers each of which has mutually distinct exponents in its canonical prime factorization? Such numbers are sequence A130091 in OEIS. 24 such numbers ...
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Varieties with few monomials and the n-conjecture

The n-conjecture is a generalization of abc and basically says that the if $a_1 + \ldots + a_n=0$, no proper subsum vanishes and $a_i$ are coprime, then the radical of $a_1\cdots a_n$ can't be too ...
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Deriving sequence of number added after sum of the number [on hold]

I just want to know , is there any mathematics operation by which we can achieve the below mentioned task: 1> I will sum up a sequence of number, it could be any number(For the task I am free to ...
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Tauberian theorem with better error term

This is a fairly vague question. Suppose we have a sequence of positive numbers $(c_n)_n$ and we want to find an asymptotic formula for $S(x) = \sum_{n \leq X} c_n$. In favorable circumstances, ...
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On conductors, levels and traces on quaternion algebras

I am currently working on level issues in the division central simple algebra case, say $D$ over a local non-archimedean field $F$ (e.g. $\mathbf{Q}_p$). Let say that $\mathcal{O}_D$ and ...
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Is the minimal solution of a Pell equation a positive integral power of the fundamental unit? [migrated]

Let $k=\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{d})$ -- $d$ is a positive square-free integer -- be a real quadratic field, and let $\varepsilon_k$ be its fundamental unit. Let $(x,y)$ be the minimal solution to the Pell ...
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What is the status on questions related to Bhargava's factorial function?

In Manjul Bhargava's The Factorial Function and Generalizations he motivates a new type of factorial $n!_S$ using by generalizing a few theorems like: For $k, l \in \mathbb{Z}$, we have $k! \times ...
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Twists of projective automorphisms

Let $X$ be a projective variety over a perfect field $k$. Recall that a twist of $X$ is a variety $Y$ over $k$ such that $$X_{\bar k} \cong Y_{\bar k}.$$ The twists of $X$ are classified by the Galois ...
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number theory which is close to analysis

I have basic training in Fourier and Harmonic analysis. And wanting to enter and work in area of number theory(and which is of some interest for current researcher) which is close to analysis. ...
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Generalization of Little Fermat Theorem for a particular $a$ and perfect shuffles

I'm looking for the smallest $n\in \mathbb{N}$ that solves the following equation: $$2^n=1 \mod m$$ For an odd $m$. I know that Little Fermat Theorem and Euler Totient give me a solution but they ...
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Enriques surfaces over $\mathbb Z$

Does there exist a smooth proper morphism $E \to \operatorname{Spec} \mathbb Z$ whose fibers are Enriques surfaces? By a theorem of, independently, Fontaine and Abrashkin, combined with the ...
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Brocard's problem [on hold]

According to Brocard's problem $$x^{2}=n!+1 \Rightarrow (x+1)(x-1)=n!$$, where $(x+1)/2$ , $(x-1)/2$ are consecutive integers, assume one of them is z, another is (z-1). z and (z-1) have all primes ...
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Constant group scheme and torsors

Let $X$ be a scheme and $G$ a (commutative) constant group scheme. Consider a $G$-torsor $Y$ for $X$, by which I mean that there is a canonical isomorphism: $$g_Y \colon Y \times_X Y \cong Y ...
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Counting points on lattices

I expect that the following is a standard problem from analytic number theory, but I don't know where exactly to look for an answer. Let f: ℤr→ H be a surjective homomorphism into a ...
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Simple proofs for the existence of elliptic curves having a given number of points

Yesterday, after he gave a nice talk, Dick Gross and I were chatting and he brought up the following annoying problem: suppose that for $p$ a prime that $H_p$ is the "Hasse interval" $[p+1- 2 ...
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Square-free sieve over number fields

I am trying to work on extending various methods to study square-free values of polynomials (or more generally, $k$-free values) over general rings of integers, and a literature review has yielded ...
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A “better” rational approximation of pi?

$355/113$ is a good fractional approximation of $\pi$, because we use six digits to produce seven correct digits of $\pi$. $$\frac{355}{113} = 3.1415929\ldots$$ Let $R$ be the ratio of the number of ...
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Does an existence of large cardinals have implications in number theory or combinatorics?

Does an existence of large cardinals have implications in more down-to-earth fields like number theory, finite combinatorics, graph theory, Ramsey theory or computability theory? Are there any ...
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Is Frobenius on $R^\circ/p$ surjective for general perfectoid rings $R$?

In [1], Propisition 6.1.9(2), it said that if $R$ is a perfectoid ring such that $pR^\circ$ is closed in $R^\circ$ (this includes the case if $R$ is of character $p$, or if $p$ is invertible in $R$, ...
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Non-embeddable varieties

Suppose that $k$ is a perfect field of characteristic $p>0$, $\mathcal{V}$ is a complete discrete valuation ring with residue field $k$ and quotient field $K$, of characteristic $0$. Then when ...
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Numbers $n$ such that the sum of the divisors of $n$ is a nontrivial power

Let $\sigma (n)$ be the sum-of-divisors function. For example, $\sigma(7)=1+7=2^3$. I know some results about triplets of positive integers $(n,a,b)$ where $a,b\ge 2$ such that $\sigma (n)=a^b$, but ...
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Applications of finite continued fractions

I know some applications of finite continued fractions. Probably you know more. Can you add anything? (For for Applications of periodic continued fractions I have made a special topic.) 1) (Trivial) ...
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Etale cohomology approach on $\tau(n)$

Ramanujan's $\tau$ conjecture states that $$\tau(n)=O_\epsilon(n^{\frac{11}2+\epsilon}),$$ which is a consequence of Deligne's proof of Weil conjectures. Answers in ...
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Semiprime number theorem with small prime factor

Hardy & Wright, Theorem 437 gives a nice asymptotic for $k$-almost primes less than $x$. Can we say anything if we restrict one of the prime factors of our almost prime to having a small prime ...
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Source for equations involving congruences of Fibonacci and Lucas numbers

In a paper of Cohn (see here), he uses some formulae involving congruences of Lucas- and Fibonacci-numbers (equations 11,12,13 in the preliminaries section). Does anyone know a source for these (and ...
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Does there exist an integer that is both solitary and almost perfect?

This question is an offshoot from the following MSE post. I hope that it is appropriate for this site. Let $\sigma(x)$ be the sum of the divisors of $x$. An integer $a$ is said to be solitary if ...
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Consequences of the Inverse Galois Problem

Are there any papers written about the consequences of the Inverse Galois Problem in case it is proved to be true or false? We know a lot of things that would be true if the Riemann Hypothesis holds. ...
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Addition law for elliptic curves of the form $x^2y^2+a(x+y)+b=0$

Did anybody consider addition law for elliptic curves of the form $$x^2y^2+a(x+y)+b=0\,?$$ Does this form have any specific name?
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Constructing a family of convergents from continued fractions formed by a set of prime partial quotients

For a given real number $x$, the continued fraction representation $x = [a_0; a_1, a_2, \cdots]$ where $(a_n)_{n \geq 0}$is defined by setting $x = \alpha_0$, then $a_i = \lfloor \alpha_i \rfloor$, ...
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Lower Bound on “exponential” sum

Let $\tau(n)$ be the divisor function. Let $a$ be either a constant, or a function of $X$ that is slowly varying with $X,$ say $X/\log(X)<a(X)<X \log(X),$ for example. I want to lower bound sums ...
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Is there a natural bijection from $\mathbb{N}$ to $\mathbb{Q}$?

In a conversation where it came up that the Pythagoreans probably found an enumeration of the rational numbers I erroneously remarked that Georg Cantor found a natural bijection from $\mathbb{N}$ to ...
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Can an abelian variety/Q have no non-trivial points over Q_sol?

Let $A/\mathbb{Q}$ be an abelian variety. Must there be a finite solvable extension $K/\mathbb{Q}$ such that $A(K)$ is nontrivial? This follows from the conjecture that the maximal ...
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Nekrasov-Okounkov hook length formula

I am now reading the paper An explicit expansion formula for the powers of the Euler Product in terms of partition hook lengths by Guo-Niu Han. The author rediscovered what he calls ...
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Adeles and twisted adeles

Let $\mu_n$ denote the group of $n$-th roots of unity in ${\mathbb{C}}$, i.e., $\mu_n=\ker[{\mathbb{C}}^*\overset{n}{\longrightarrow}{\mathbb{C}}^*]$. We set $$ \mu=\varinjlim_n \mu_n\subset ...
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The product of the power and the natural number in the short interval [closed]

It is obvious that if $a,b,x\in\mathbb{N}$ and $a^n\leq 2x+1$ then there exists $b\in\mathbb{N}$ such that $a^nb\in\left[x^2,(x+1)^2\right]$. For example for $n=3$, $a=2$ and $x=4$ we have $b=2$ and ...
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Solving the transcendental equation $Li_{3}(e^{-kx}) + x\, Li_{2}(e^{-kx}) = k\, x^3$

I need to solve the following equation: $Li_{3}(e^{-kx}) + x\, Li_{2}(e^{-kx}) = k\, x^3$ for $x\in\mathbb{R}^{\ast}$ and where $k\in\mathbb{R}^{+}$. Here $Li_{3}$ and $Li_{2}$ are the third and ...
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Factorization of antiderivative of minimal polynomials

In any totally real number field, is there an element whose minimal polynomial has the property that its antiderivative factors completely over the rationals? (I’ll let you choose whichever constant ...