# Questions tagged [bernoulli-numbers]

The Bernoulli numbers are the rational numbers $B_n$ defined as the coefficients in the expansion $\frac{x}{e^x-1} = \sum_{n \geq 0} B_n \frac{x^n}{n!}$. They vanish when $n$ is odd and greater than $2$. They appear in the values at integers of the Riemann $\zeta$ function. These classical numbers play an important role in number theory and in several other places in mathematics.

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### References for the heuristics on the uniform distribution of the Bernoulli Numbers modulo a prime

I'm interested in the distribution of the Bernoulli numbers $B_{2},\ldots B_{p-3} \bmod p$ for a prime $p$. In the books on the cyclotomic fields (for example the book of Washington, Lang, etc) there ...
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### Claim on divisibility of a power sum

Let $x,y,z$ are integer and $x,y>0$ Define $S(x,y)=1^y+2^y+3^y+...+x^y$ Can it be shown that If given $z\ne0$ then $S(x,y)\equiv z\pmod{x}$ have finitely many solution of $x$ with respect ...
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### Analogues over finite fields of certain integers defined multiplicatively in $\mathbb Z$

For any irreducible polynomial $f$ of degree $d$ in finite field $\mathbb F$ we have that $$x^{|\mathbb F|^d}-x\equiv0\bmod f$$ and thus the polynomial $x^{|\mathbb F|^d}-x$ is the analog of factorial ...
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### divisibility by Bernoulli numbers of discriminant of Hecke algebra over the space of modular forms of level 1

For the space of modular forms and the space of cusp forms (here I only care about the level $1$ case), we have the action by Hecke algebras. Therefore, we can calculate the discriminant of this ...
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### How naturally can functions defined by parametric integrals be interpolated from $\mathbb N$ to $\mathbb R^+$?
It is well known that several definite integrals $I_n$ containing a parameter $n\in\mathbb N$ can be expressed recursively (e.g. doing integration by parts) in terms of $I_{n-1}$ or $I_{n-2}$, and ...