# Tagged Questions

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### Does Riemann's explicit formula imply invariance of the prime gaps distribution under a Fourier-like transform?

Loosely speaking, Riemann's explicit formula states that there exists a Fourier-type duality between the primes and the non trivial zeroes of the Riemann zeta function. Does this mean that the ...

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### On quantities with no very small odd prime factors; a response to Wlodzimierz Holsztynski

In response to a comment posted under
Powers of $2$ and the products of initial odd primes , I shall raise some questions about quantities near $O_n= P_{n+1}/2$, the product of the first $n$ odd ...

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### How to prove that every polynomial in an infinite family is irreducible over Q?

Consider the bivariate polynomial $$p(X,Y) = X^5 - (2 Y + 1) X^3 - (Y^2 + 2) X^2 + Y (Y-1) X + Y^3.$$ For every integer $y \ge 4$, I conjecture that $p(X,y)$ is irreducible in $\mathbb{Q}[X]$. How can ...

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### Product of Positive Intever Divisors of 6^16 equals 6^k [on hold]

Product of Positive Intever Divisors of 6^16 equals 6^k
How would I find K?
Don't give me the answer, just how to get it
Thanks

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### Continued fraction representation of Zeta

A question at math.SE is asking for references. The fraction is quite nice! Check it out and post some references if you know of any.
I found this at arxiv, but it doesn't apply to Zeta.

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### Advice for number theory library

Hi I just got a faculty position and it comes with a generous start up funds for "office supplies", which I must use or lose. What does a pure mathematician need? I have good computers already. I ...

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### Existence of a certain subset of natural numbers equidistributed modulo $m$ for every $m$

I was talking to a friend and the following set $S$ came up.
Let $f$ be some real valued function tending to infinity.
Let $S$ be a subset of natural numbers such that $|S \cap [1,N]| = N^{\delta}+ ...

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### Lifting Abelian Varieties to p-adic fields

Assume I have an abelian variety $A$ over a finite field $k$ of characteristic $p$. Work of Norman and Oort (1980) says I can lift $A$ to an abelian variety $\mathscr{A}$ over some characteristic ...

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### Trace of n-th root of unity in cyclotomic extension of p-adic rationals

Let $n\in\mathbb N$ and $p$ be any prime. Denote by $\mathbb Q_p$ the $p$-adic numbers. For a field extension $L/K$ denote by $Tr_{L/K}$ the corresponding trace function.
Let $\zeta_n$ be a primitve ...

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### Is any quadric birational to a product of Brauer-Severi varieties?

Let $k$ be a field with algebraic closure $\bar k$. Assume that $k$ is perfect and not of characteristic $2$ for simplicity. Let
$$X: \quad Q(x)=0, \quad \subset \mathbb{P}^n_k,$$
be a non-singular ...

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### Links between Geometric Group Theory and Number Theory

Do You know any successful applications of the geometric group theory in the number theory? GTG is my main field of interest and I would love to use it to prove new facts in the number theory.

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### Is this a valid Hadamard product for $\frac{2\,\xi(s)-1}{s\,(s-1)}$?

This question builds on this MSE question:
Take the well known equation:
$$\displaystyle \pi^\frac{-s}{2}\,\Gamma\left(\frac{s}{2}\right)\, \zeta(s) =\int_1^{\infty} \left({x}^{\frac{s}{2}-1} + ...

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### lattice in number field already a fractional ideal?

Let $K=\mathbb{Q}[\alpha]$ where $\alpha$ is integral over $\mathbb{Z}$ such that the Galois hull of $K$ can be embedded in $\mathbb{R}$. Let $S=\mathbb{Z}[\alpha]$. Let $x_1, \ldots , x_n$ be a ...

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### Circle method on things other than the integers

The circle method is often used to estimate the number of solutions to the equation $$x_1 + x_2 + ... x_k = N$$ if for all $i$ $x_i\in A\subseteq\mathbb{N}_0$ and some subset of the nonnegative ...

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### Reference for $p$-adic Hodge theory with coefficients

Let $K$ be a $p$-adic field and $L$ be a finite or infinite extension (maybe algebraic ?) of $\mathbb{Q}_p$.
Is there a reference for $p$-Hodge theory for representations $\rho : Gal_K \rightarrow ...

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### Interpolation of periods for a Hida family of modular forms

Let $\mathbf{f}$ be a Hida family of ordinary $p$-adic modular forms, and let $V(\mathbf{f})$ be the corresponding $\Lambda$-adic Galois representation (a quotient of the inverse limit
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### Placing numbers $1,2,\ldots,n^3$ in a cube so that numbers of any two adjacent unit subcube are coprime

This is a question first I asked in SE but since there was no suggestion or solution, I decide to put it here.
Consider an $n\times n \times n$ Cube containing $n^3$ unit cubes. Is it possible to ...

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### Has this strengthening of the PNT already been conjectured?

Suppose $f:\mathbb{Z}_{\geq 0}\to\mathbb{Z}_{\geq 0}$ is an arithmetic function that grows slower than the identity map. Has it already been conjectured that, under this general hypotheses, ...

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### The sum over zeros in the explicit formula for $\zeta(s)$

The explicit formula for $\zeta(s)$ is:
$$
\psi(x)=x-\sum_{|\operatorname{Im}\rho|<T}\frac{x^\rho}{\rho}-\log(2\pi)-\log\left(1-\frac{1}{x^2}\right)+O\left(\frac{x\log^2T}{T}\right),
$$
where ...

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### Normality of $\pi$ in base 16

It seems that in spite of the Bailey–Borwein–Plouffe formula it is still unknown whether $\pi$ is normal in base 16. What are the difficulties in using it for this purpose?
In a comment to his answer ...

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### Question on an arithmetic function with the sieve of Eratosthenes

I want to ask some question related with the sieve of Eratosthenes.
The sieve of Eratosthenes: write it as $E_1(x) (=\pi(x)-\pi(\sqrt x)+1)$.
Then we have an obvious result
$$E_1(x)/x\ln^{-1}x = ...

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### notable inductive proofs relating to fractals

what are notable/ prominent inductive proofs relating to fractals?
the motivation for this question is:
fractals are very difficult mathematical objects to work with, and many ...

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### Do we know a lower bound for the number of critical zeros of the Riemann zeta-function with irrational imaginary part?

If I'm not mistaken, the imaginary parts of the critical zeros of the Riemann Zeta function are conjectured to be linearly independent over $\mathbb{Q}$, but I think we're very far from proving such a ...

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### Elliptic Curves with CM and Class Field Theory

Let $K$ be an imaginary quadratic field with Hilbert class field $H$, and let $E$ be an elliptic curve defined over $H$ with complex multiplication by the ring of integers $O_K$ of $K$. It is known ...

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### Why is the Gamma function shifted from the factorial by 1?

I've asked this question in every math class where the teacher has introduced the Gamma function, and never gotten a satisfactory answer. Not only does it seem more natural to extend the factorial ...

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### Is every sufficiently dense well mixed set an additive basis?

Let $B \subset \mathbb{N}$ be a set of natural numbers such that $|B \cap [1,N]| \sim N^\gamma$, for some $\gamma > 0$ with the following property:
For any pair of positive integers $k,n$ we ...

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### Integer solutions of $ z^3 y^2 = x(x-1)(x+1)$

According to a conjecture there are no three
consecutive powerful numbers.
Necessary condition for this is integer solution of
$$ z^3 y^2 = x(x-1)(x+1) \qquad (1) $$
What are integer solutions ...

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### Where to include contact details in math paper? [on hold]

I recently submitted a paper to a math journal on a prime number patter using latex formatting, but they sent an email back saying that the contact details for the corresponding author should be in ...

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### What are the modular transformation properties of q-Pochhammer symbols?

Do q-Pochhammer symbols, defined as
$(a;q) = \prod_{k=0}^{\infty} (1- a q^k)$
have known modular transformation properties? That is, if we write $q = q[z] = e^{2\pi i z}$, is there any reasonably ...

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### Equivalent of Stirling-like numbers

let $b_{n,k}$ be the numbers defined formally by $$X^n=\sum_{k=0}^n b_{n,k}\binom{X}{k}$$ where $\binom{X}{n}=\frac{1}{n!}\prod_{k=0}^{n-1}(X-k)$.
I am looking for an equivalent of $b_{n,k}$ when $k$ ...

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### Hilbert Class Field Galois over Q?

So if we have a Galois extension $K/\mathbb{Q}$, then the Hilbert Class Field $H$ of $K$ is certainly Galois over $\mathbb{Q}$. But is the converse true? I know many examples of nongalois ...

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### “Almost” prime k-tuples in intervals

In this paper, Heath-Brown proves that there are $ \gg x(\log{x})^{-k}$ integers $n \leq x$ such that $$ \prod_{i=1}^{k} (a_{i}x + b_{i}) $$ is squarefree and that each term has a "small" number of ...

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### Is the group of rational points of an anisotropic absolutely quasi-simple algebraic group over a non-archimedean local field known to be perfect?

Suppose that $G$ is an algebraic group defined over a non-archimedean local field $k$ which is absolutely quasi-simple and anisotropic over $k$. Is it known whether the group $G(k)$ is necessarily ...

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### Isometry group of an integer as of the corresponding $\Omega(n)$-parallelotope

Let $\prod_{i}p_{i}^{a_{i}}$ be the prime factorization of a positive integer $n$ and let's consider the $\Omega(n)$-parallelotope built with, for all $i\in I$, $a_{i}$ pairwise orthogonal vectors of ...

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### Fermat and the abc conjecture [closed]

There exist finitely many triples of coprime $a+b=c$ such that $$|\frac{b}{c}|^n+|\frac{a}{b}|^n=b^n-a^n$$ where $n>2$ and $b^n-a^n=\mathfrak{Prime}.$
We know that it maybe true in this version ...

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### Number Field Sieve for factorization with non-monic non-linear polynomial. Can't understand calculating ideal valuations

There is a paper "Factoring integers with the number field sieve" (download it here, for example).
I can't understand how they reason the correctness of computing ideal valuations in the case of ...

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### upper bound for an incomplete exponential sum

Let $q$ be a large prime and $\delta\in(0,1)$. Let $k$ be an integer which is not a multiple of $q$. Define $e(x)=e^{-2\pi ix}$. Can we get any non-trivial upper bounds for ...

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### Are the primes normally distributed? Or is this the Riemann hypothesis?

Forgive my very naive question. I know next to nothing about number theory, but I'm curious about the state of the art on the distribution of primes.
Let $\mathrm{Li}(x)$ be the offset logarithmic ...

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### Distinct primitive factorizations over integers of number fields

I am curious about the following.
Let $K$ be a number field. For any $a \in \mathcal{O}_K$ in its ring of integers, let $N(a)$ be zero if there exist elements $b, c \in \mathcal{O}_K \setminus ...

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### Upper bound for $r_{0}(n)$ through probabilities

Assume Goldbach's conjecture. Then for every integer $n>1$ there exists a non negative integer $r$ such that both $n-r$ and $n+r$ are primes. For a given $N$, let's denote by $r_{0}(N)$ the ...

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### Existence of a zero-sum subset

Some time ago I heard this question and tried playing around with it. I've never succeeded to making actual progress. Here it goes:
Given a finite (nonempty) set of real numbers, $S=\{a_1,a_2,\dots, ...

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### Powers of $2$ and the products of initial odd primes

NOTATION: $O_x$ -- the product of all odd primes $\le x$.
E.g. $O_7=3\cdot 5\cdot 7 = 105$.
QUESTION: Are the three ordered pairs $\ (d\ p)=(1\ 3)\ \ (2\ 3)\ \ (4\ 5)\ $ the only solutions of the ...

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### Fermat surface known to have very few rational integer solutions

The motivation for this question is the Selmer curve, given by
$$\displaystyle 3x^3 + 4y^3 + 5z^3 = 0.$$
One can show that this curve has no rational integer solutions, despite having a solution ...

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### An infinite product: combinatorial interpretation

It is an undergraduate exercise to show that the generating function for the sequence of unrestricted integer partitions $p(n)$ is the celebrated infinite product
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### Properties of representations attached to p-adic modular forms

I found an old MOF post about representations attached to p-adic modular forms: Representations attached to p-adic modular forms and I have some follow up questions on the same topic.
If we have a ...

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### Roots of unity near 1 in Z / p Z

Let $r \ge 3$ be a fixed integer. I'm interested in primes p such that no integer in the interval $(-\sqrt{p}, \sqrt{p})$, except $1$ (and $-1$ if $r$ is even), is an r-th root of unity modulo p.
The ...

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### Is there an accepted measure of the degree of coverage of different partial proofs of Fermat's last theorem? [closed]

For example, granting that, for co-prime $a,b$ (primitive cases), Fermat himself proved that $a^n+b^n=c^n$ has no solution for $n = 4$, and Euler next proved it for $n = 3$, one could say that FLT was ...

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### Square-free integers not divisible by any “small” primes

I have two very related questions:
If $f(N)$ is the number of square-free integers in the interval $[1, N]$, it is well known that $$f(N) \sim \frac{6}{\pi^{2}} N.$$
My first question is, if we ...

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### Symmetric form for sum of reciprocals of primes equal an integer

Find all possible positive integers $m$ and $m$ primes
${{p}_{1}}<{{p}_{2}}<\cdots <{{p}_{m}}$ such that
$\frac{1}{{{p}_{1}}}+\frac{1}{{{p}_{2}}}+\cdots ...

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### How to prove $\mathop {\lim }\limits_{x \to \infty } \sum\limits_{{f_x}(p) = 1} {\frac{1}{p}} = \ln 2$ for $p \le x$?

Let ${f_x}(m) = \sum\limits_{\left. p \right|m} {{f_x}(p)}$ be a
strongly additive function on positive integer number $m$, where $p$ is a prime number. Set
$${f_x}(p) = \left\{ ...