2
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Periodicity with irrational numbers [migrated]

Recently, I invented the following theorem and found a proof, it seems strange since it is very counter-intuitive to me. The proof is long and non-conceptual. Is there a place or a branch of math ...
8
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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 ...
3
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0answers
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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 ...
4
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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 ...
4
votes
1answer
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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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0answers
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How to convert the formulas in definition of period numbers into their continued fraction expansion, and what will the transformation will be [closed]

As we know,there is an interpretation or correspondence of/between continued fraction expansion of numbers in/and algebraic geometry how to convert the formulas in definition of period(for reference ...
4
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1answer
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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 ...
2
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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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Proof that $G(3)\le 7$ [migrated]

Let $G(k)$ be the minimal $n$ s.t. every sufficiently large integer is the sum of $n$ nonnegative $k$th powers. Does anybody know where I can find Vaughan's proof that $G(3)\le 7$? I can't find a ...
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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 ...
8
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1answer
217 views

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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1answer
133 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
176 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
435 views

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 ...
14
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1answer
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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.
4
votes
1answer
477 views

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). ...
18
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3answers
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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 ...
4
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2answers
341 views

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 ...
1
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2answers
113 views

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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3answers
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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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0answers
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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 ...
2
votes
0answers
151 views

Kloosterman-like sum with inverse to different moduli

In some recent work, the following strange-looking exponential sum arose: $$ \sum_k \sum_r \sum_s e\bigg( \frac{r \bar s^{(r)} \bar k^{(r^2+s^2)}}{r^2+s^2} \bigg). $$ Here $e(x) = e^{2\pi i x}$ as ...
2
votes
0answers
101 views

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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70 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
235 views

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 ...
9
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2answers
470 views

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 : ...
2
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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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1answer
388 views

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 ...
2
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0answers
86 views

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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615 views

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 ...
9
votes
5answers
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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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1answer
341 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
232 views

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}\; ...
2
votes
1answer
271 views

Is there an english translation of Delignes “La conjecture de Weil pour les surfaces K3.”?

The title is pretty self explanatory: I'm looking for an english translation of Delignes inventiones paper "La conjecture de Weil pour les surfaces K3." Anyone know if such a thing exists? Thanks!
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vote
1answer
139 views

Link between integral points on varieties and solutions to Diophantine equations

Let $k$ be a number field, $S$ a finite set of places of $k$ including the infinite ones and $F(X_1,\dots,X_n)$ a polynomial in $k[X_1,\dots,X_n]$. I am looking for notes, books or surveys detailing ...
1
vote
0answers
153 views

Reference for Local class field theory via witt vectors

I would like to find some books or lecture notes on geometric local class field theory via Witt vectors. I can't find any good paper on this subject.All approaches in the books to local class field ...
2
votes
0answers
122 views

n-ary quadratic forms with $S$-integer values

Let $Q(x_1,\ldots,x_n):=x_1^2+\cdots+x_n^2$ be an $n$-ary quadratic form. Given a finite set of (rational) primes $S$ is there an algorithm or theorem that describes all solutions to ...
8
votes
0answers
197 views

Irreducibility of Galois representations attached to unitary groups

If $G$ is a unitary group in $n$ variables over $\mathbb Q$, attached to an hermitian form for an imaginary quadratic extension $E/\mathbb Q$ and if we suppose that the hermitian form is definite over ...
23
votes
1answer
726 views

How strong is this conjecture? $(Z/nZ)^*$ is generated by “small” elements

Conjecture: There are constants $c,k$ such that every $(Z/nZ)^*$ is generated by its elements smaller than $k (\log n)^c$. Where $(Z/nZ)^*$ is the multiplicative group of integers mod $n$. My ...
6
votes
1answer
309 views

Class groups of orders

In Cox's book "Primes of the form $x^2 + ny^2$", he proves that in a quadratic imaginary field $K$, if $\mathcal O$ is an order of conductor $f \in \mathbb Z$, we have that the class group ...
1
vote
1answer
111 views

Quotients of number rings IZ[zeta_l]

Let $l=p^r$ a prime power and $\zeta$ a primitive l-th root of unity. It is classical result, that $(1-\zeta)^{\varphi(l)}=p\cdot\epsilon\in\mathbb{Z}[\zeta]$ for a unit $\epsilon$. It should be a ...
11
votes
2answers
414 views

References for particular topics related to Langlands

I have never really concentrated on Langlands, which explains my poor level of understanding of it. But I have read quite a few introductory papers related to Langlands, and to the circle of ideas ...
5
votes
2answers
280 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
536 views

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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vote
2answers
303 views

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\{ ...
2
votes
1answer
327 views

Looking for paper: Weil's original 1952 “Sur les formules explicites de la théorie des nombres premiers”

I am looking for a source (preferably online) for Weil's original 1952 paper on the explicit formula. I am aware of an english translation available here, but would like to have access to the original ...