# Tagged Questions

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### Intuition behind $\zeta(2) = \frac{\pi^2}{6}$ [on hold]

In literature, there are many proofs of the well-known result $$\zeta(2) = \frac{\pi^2}{6}.$$
However, as far as I know, they do not offer an intuitive explanation of why this result should be true. ...

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### A number array related to colored necklaces and the primes

I stumbled upon entry OEIS-A208535 on the enumeration of certain kinds of colored necklaces and noticed that the integers for the odd prime rows of the table there seem to be given by the Moreau ...

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### Invariant Theory over finite adeles

Classical invariant theory, among the other things, classifies polynomial functions over a vector space $V$ endowed with a quadratic form $Q$ which are invariant under the action of $SO(V,Q)$.
I am ...

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### Is the Cassels-Tate pairing defined for elliptic curves over function fields?

The Cassels-Tate pairing is typically defined for elliptic curves (or abelian varieties) over number fields, but it seems like it should be defined for elliptic curves over function fields as well. ...

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### Moduli interpretation of Hecke operators on Shimura curves

In his book on Automorphic Forms, Shimura gives (chapter 9) definitions of the the Hecke operators for Shimura curves.
One can give definitions of the Hecke and Atkin-Lehner operators in terms of the ...

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### Special values of $\zeta$ outside the real line and the critical strip

The values of Riemann's function at the integers have been extensively studied. I was wondering, is there anything interesting known (or conjectured) to happen arithmetically outside the real line ...

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### Is there an analog of the Birch/Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture for abelian varieties in higher dimensions?

I am wondering if there is a multi-dimensional analog of the
Birch/Swinnerton-Dyer (BSD) conjecture.
The recent famous result inching toward resolution of that conjecture is:
Bhargava, Manjul, and ...

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### Conics over number fields

I am looking for a reference for the following fact.
Let $k$ be a number field and let $S$ be a finite set of places of $k$ of even cardinality. Then there exists a unique conic $C$ over $k$ such ...

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### Questions about transformation or integral transformation

I have asked several mathematicians about the following questions,but all of them think they are good questions,but can not give a complete answer.Now I have to come here to ask mathematicians all ...

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### Name of a difference of continuants

I am getting ready to publish the manuscript
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1408.4631v2.pdf
and I am trying to do due diligence on a quantity I study before it gets published. (This is cross-posted from ...

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### Bounds re Asymptotic Formula for the Sum of Largest Prime Factors

I have a reference request related to the result :
$\sum_{n=2}^{x} P(n)$ ~ $\frac{\pi^2}{12}\frac{x^{2}}{log(x)}$ as $x \rightarrow \infty$
where $P(n)$ is the largest prime factor of the positive ...

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### L-function of twist

I'd like to ask the following easy question, since I can't find a reference.
Let $X/\mathbb{Q}$ a smooth projective variety. How does one express the $L$-function of the twist, $L(H^i(X)(r), s)$ in ...

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### Solution or Reference Request for a Closed Form of the Sum

I have been working for quite a while on finding a closed formula for the Legendre Symbol. Inspite of my best efforts I can't come anything better with a formula for the symbol ...

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### Inequality due to Siegel (assumptions) and upper bounds on number field discriminants

In Siegel's 1969 paper, Abschätzung von Einheiten, on page 73, he states the inequality
$$\log\sqrt d\le n-1+{n\over 2}\log\pi+r_2\log 2\qquad (*)$$
and compares with the bound due to Minkowski that
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### Davenport's proof that almost all integers are the sum of 4 cubes

Where can I find a pdf that describes Davenport's proof that almost all integers are the sum of $4$ cubes?

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### Is there a von Koch-type theorem for the generalized Riemann hypothesis?

Helge von Koch proved in 1901 that the Riemann hypothesis is equivalent to the error term in the prime number theorem having the bound
$$
\mid\pi(x)-\textrm{li}(x)\mid=O(\sqrt{x} \log x).
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### Prove that the Dirichlet eta function is monotonic

Let us consider $\eta(p):= \sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^{n+1}}{n^p}$ for $p>0$. Has anyone come along with an elementary proof that $\eta(x)$ is monotonically increasing on this set? By ...

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### Looking for a reference for a paper by Mordell

On page 384 of the book "Number Theory:Volume 1:tools and Diophantine Equations" by Henri Cohen there is reference to the fact that: "It has been proved by Schinzel, Mordell nd successors that such an ...

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### multiplicity of automorphic representation of unitary similitude group

Let $G$ be a unitary similitude group over $\mathbb{Q}$ (as in the book of Harris-Taylor), $\pi$ an irreducible automorphic representation of $G(\mathbb{A})$. I'm looking for some results on its ...

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### The number of representations of the positive integer $n$ as $a^{2}+b^{2}+p^{2}c^{2}$

Let $n$ be a positive integer and $p$ a prime number. I know that there are formulas by which one can compute the number of representations of $n$ as the sum of two or three squares etc.
I would to ...

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### The maximum of the preimage of [1,x] through Euler's totient function

A friend of mine and I have shown the following:
"For each $x \geq 1$ let $m := m(x)$ be the greatest positive integer such that $\varphi(m) \leq x$, where $\varphi$ is the Euler's totient function.
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### Optimal lower bounds for the sum of digits in base $b$

Let $b \geq 2$ be an integer and let $s_b(n)$ be the sum of the digits of the base-$b$ representation of the nonnegative integer $n$
(e.g., $s_{10}(726)=7+2+6$). From the weak law of large numbers, it ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### Integers with a large prime divisor in short intervals

For an integer $n$, denote by $P^+(n)$ the largest prime divisor of $n$. Then we have the following:
There exists some $c>0$, such that for all $x$ sufficiently large the number of integers ...

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### Conjectured Primality Test for Numbers of the Form k2^n+1 with n>2 [closed]

Definition : Let $P_m(x)=2^{-m}\cdot \left(\left(x-\sqrt{x^2-4}\right)^m+\left(x+\sqrt{x^2-4}\right)^m\right) $
where $m$ and $x$ are positive integers .
Conjecture : Let $N=k\cdot 2^n+1$ with ...

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### Atkin--Lehner operators in Hida theory

Let $p$ be a prime, and $F$ a $p$-adic Hida family of ordinary modular forms (of some tame level $N \ge 1$). I'd like to know whether, for $q$ a prime factor of $N$, the actions of the Atkin--Lehner ...

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### Rank of Elliptic Curves

Recently, I have heard of some heuristics that would suggest that the rank of elliptic curves are bounded (specifically in the congruent number family). I always though that the best way to prove ...

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### Is $x^{n}-x-1$ irreducible?

Is it true that for every $n \in \mathbb{N}$, $x^{n}-x-1$ is irreducible in $\mathbb{Z}[x]$?
The standard irreducibility criteria seem to fail.

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### 3n+1 problem and cycles

Just to make sure I am up to date with this problem. I know (or I think I do) that it is not yet proven that there are no non-trivial cycles for the collatz sequence (please correct me if I am wrong). ...

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### Is any particular algebraic number known to have unbounded continued fraction coefficients?

The continued fraction
$$[1;1,2,3,4,5,\dots]=1+\cfrac{1}{1+\cfrac{1}{2+\cdots}}, $$ for instance, is known explicitly as a ratio of Bessel function values and is (I believe - SS) known to be ...

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### Are there any patterns in simple continued fraction expansions of algebraic real numbers?

As we know there are patterns in simple continued fraction expansion of quadratic algebraic numbers,are there any patterns in simple continued fraction expansions of other algebraic real ...

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### Asymptotics and error terms for an arithmetic function built upon $\omega$ and $\Omega$ functions

For any real number $x$, let's define $Om_{k}(x)$ as the number of positive integers $m$ below $x$ such that $\Omega(m)-\omega(m)=k$, where $\omega(n)$ is the number of distinct primes dividing $n$, ...

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### Weil's Riemann Hypothesis for dummies?

Weil's Riemann Hypothesis is a deep result that I don't fully understand, but it has understandable corollaries which interest me. For example:
(a) For any projective curve $X$ satisfying certain ...

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### Conjectures on fractions where each digit appears once in numerator and denominator

This is a highly redacted version of a question that was asked before. Please see Criteria of considering relevance of the question to the domain of research topics for details.
Some numerical ...

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### Kloosterman-like sum with inverse to different moduli

In some recent work, the following strange-looking exponential sum arose:
$$
\sum_k \sum_r \sum_s e\bigg( \frac{r \bar s^{(r)} \bar k^{(r^2+s^2)}}{r^2+s^2} \bigg).
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Here $e(x) = e^{2\pi i x}$ as ...

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### Bloch Kato Exponential as formal lie group exponential

Let $K$ be a $p$-adic field and $V$ a $p$-adic representation. In their paper on tamagawa numbers of motives, Bloch and Kato define an exponential map as the connecting homomorphism
$$DR(V) ...

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### Asymptotic formula for restricted partition function

Let $p(n)$ be the partition function. Hardy and Ramanujan - and Uspensky, independently proved the asymptotic formula
$$(1) \quad p(n) \sim \frac1{4\sqrt{3}} \frac{e^{c_0\sqrt{n}}}{n} \text{ as } n ...

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### Proof of the Friedlander–Iwaniec theorem

Does anybody know where I could find the proof of the Friedlander–Iwaniec theorem. The link that I find when I search for it is http://www.pnas.org/content/94/4/1054.full.pdf+html, but this seems more ...

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### Bound on gcd of two integers

Well this is a problem I was fiddling with. I came up with it but it probably is not original.
Suppose $a\in \mathbb{N}$ is not a perfect square. Then show that :
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### Primality Criterion for Specific Class of Numbers of the Form kb^n-1

Let $N=k\cdot b^n-1$ where $b$ is an even integer , $3\nmid b$ , $3\nmid N$ ,
$k \equiv 1,5 \pmod{6}$ , $k< b^n $ and $n>2$ .
Let $S_i=P_b(S_{i-1})$ with $S_0=P_{k\cdot b/2}(P_{b/2}(4))$ , ...

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### Covering a set with geometric progressions

Consider the set $S_n=\{1,2,\cdots ,n\}$. What is the minimum number of distinct geometric progressions that cover $S_n$? Let us call this number $a_n$. I was wondering about this number after doing a ...

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### Primality Criterion for Specific Classes of Generalized Fermat Numbers

Let $F_n(b)= b^{2^n}+1 $ where $b$ is an even integer , $ 3\nmid b , 5\nmid b $ and $n\ge2$
Let $S_i=P_b(S_{i-1})$ with $S_0=P_{b/2}(P_{b/2}(8))$ where
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### Number of primitive $n$th roots with positive versus negative real parts

Does anyone know a reference to the following results, which I can prove, but I suspect may be known. Let $R(n)$ denote the number of primitive $n$th roots of unity with positive real part, and $L(n)$ ...

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### In which orders can the numbers of prime factors of consecutive integers be?

Let $\omega(m)$ be the number of distinct prime divisors of a positive integer $m>1$. I am interested in the relative orders in which the numbers $\omega(n+1),...,\omega(n+k)$ can occur.
Given ...

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### Brief Introduction to Modular Forms

What are the best introductory texts on modular forms that are suited for a brief six week course intended for advanced undergraduates? The students will be quite sharp and as far as prerequisites go, ...

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### Where can I find the article of A. Borel: “Values of zeta-functions at integers, cohomology and polylogarithms”? [closed]

Where on the internet can I find this article?
I know that it is in this book: Current trends in mathematics and physics, Narosa, New Delhi, 1995.

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### Is SOC known to imply the Grand Riemann Hypothesis? [closed]

I'm currently working on a conditional proof of the Grand Riemann Hypothesis, which is based on the assumption that every field automorphism of $\mathbb{C}$ that commutes with an element of the ...

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### Conjectured congruence for the Apery numbers

Numerical evidence for the first hundred Apery numbers
$$A_n=\sum\limits_{k=0}^n\binom{n}{k}^2\binom{n+k}{k}^2$$
suggests the following congruence relation
$$A_n\equiv 0\; (\mathrm{mod}\; ...