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### Possible implications of the bound $\sum_{n\leq x}\sum_{m_{1}+m_{2}=n}\lambda\left(m_{1}\right)\lambda\left(m_{2}\right)=O\left(x\right)$

Let $\lambda(n)$ be the Liouville function and consider the Goldbach-type problem $\sum_{m_{1}+m_{2}=n}\lambda\left(m_{1}\right)\lambda\left(m_{2}\right)$. Assume the Riemann hypothesis, the ...
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### Bateman-Horn-type generalization of the Goldbach conjecture

The Bateman-Horn conjecture is a generalization of the twin prime conjecture that roughly states that given a set $S=\{f_1, \dots, f_m\}$ of irreducible polynomials with integer coefficients, there ...
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### Effective bound for odd numbers expressed as sums of three primes

I am interested in the representation of odd numbers greater than five as sums of three primes, inspired by Harald Helfgott's seminal proof of the ternary Goldbach conjecture and the nuanced findings ...
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### Spiegel Vermutung: no Siegel zeros iff GRH is equivalent to Goldbach's conjecture

I apologize for using German language in the title, but this question came to my mind after watching the French movie "le théorème de Marguerite" in which the protagonist gets an insight ...
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### Goldbach conjecture and the difference of two primes

The Goldbach conjecure is not yet proved. But, when an even number is represented as a sum of two primes, is there any knwon result about the difference of the two primes? That is, if $2n$ is a sum of ...
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### Is the Goldbach conjecture easier if we allow 1 as a prime?

I hope this is the right site for the question. Is the Goldbach conjecture easier if we allow 1 as a prime? (12=1+11 would be allowed as Goldbach sum for 12) IOW: if we can prove Goldbach for the case ...
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### On Buchstab et al's "forgotten" sieve and the Goldbach conjecture for certain integers

There is a somewhat forgotten sieve-theoretic approach to the Goldbach conjecture, due to Buchstab et al, see e.g. pp.247-248 of R.D. James. On p.247, James defines some function $F$ such that for any ...
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### Another Goldbach variation for odd numbers?

Lemoine's conjecture (also called Levy's conjecture according to Professor Wikipedia) states that every odd integer larger than $5$ is the sum of a prime and of twice a prime. Dabbling in the dark art ...
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### Reducing the number of terms in Waring-Goldbach problem by allowing exponents to vary

Assuming the Waring-Goldbach problem (see https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waring%E2%80%93Goldbach_problem) has a positive solution, can we reduce the number of terms $t$ to some value $t'$ by allowing ...
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### Inversion shift of a Galois radius

Say a non negative $r$ is a Galois radius of $n$ of type $(a,b)$ if $n-r=p^a$ and $n+r=q^b$ with $p$ and $q$ prime and positive $a$ and $b$. If $a\neq b$, say $r$ is "unbalanced" and say $s$ ...
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### Lower bounding the number of Galois radii of an integer

Recall that I call $r>0$ a Galois radius of an integer $n$ if $n-r=p^a$ and $n+r=q^b$ with $p$ and $q$ primes and positive $a$ and $b$ and a primality radius of $n$ if $a=b=1$. Does it suffice to ...
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### Does asymptotic Goldbach imply GRH?

It seems to me that a proof of $\alpha_{n}=o(n)$ where the quantity $\alpha_{n}$ is defined in About Goldbach's conjecture together with the main result of https://kyushu-u.pure.elsevier.com/en/...
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### Staircase numbers

Assuming Goldbach's conjecture, denote as usual by $r_{0}(n)$ for any large enough positive integer $n$ the smallest positive integer $r$ such that both $n-r$ and $n+r$ are prime. Let's define the ...
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### A number theoretical identity of exponential sum

I try to understand a number theoretical identity used by Jan-Christoph Schlage-Puchta in this answer. He defined the function $$S(\alpha)=\sum_{n\leq N}\Lambda(n) e(n\alpha)$$ where $\Lambda(n)$ is ...
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### Does one have $2r_{0}(n)\lesssim k_{0}(n)(\log n)^{1+1/k_{0}(n)}$?

Under Goldbach's conjecture, I'm trying to find an upper bound for $r_{0}(n):=\inf\{r>0,(n-r,n+r)\in\mathbb{P}^{2}\}$ that would generalize Cramer's conjecture. Denoting by $k_{0}(n)$ the quantity ...
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### Distribution of Goldbach's weak-conjecture's prime-triples

From Harald Helfgott's proof of Goldbach's weak conjecture,1 we know that every odd number $> 7$ is the sum of three odd primes. If $n$ is such an odd number, say that two sums that yield $n$ are ...
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I learned tonight what a Sidon set is, in a book about Erdős. This notion inspires me the following question : For $n$ a large enough composite integer, say $r>0$ is a primality radius of $n$ if ...