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A question on (odd) perfect numbers

I have asked this question in MSE a few weeks back, but did not receive any responses. I have cross-posted it to MO, hoping that it is appropriate for this site. Let $\sigma(x)$ be the (classical) ...
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Density of polynomials with a prescribed number field extension

For any polynomial $f(x) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$, let $K_f$ denote the minimum splitting field over $\mathbb{Q}$ which contains all of the roots of $f$. Let $n \geq 2$ be a fixed integer, and let $K$ be a ...
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approximate two different real numbers to order $\frac{1}{z^{3/2}}$

I took this result from Minkowski's book on Geometry of numbers: Two arbitrary real quantitites $a$ and $b$ may be made to approach as near as we wish in value the two fractions $\frac{x}{z}$ and ...
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Titchmarsh S function [on hold]

SO it is known that Titchmarsh S function $$ S(T)= \pi^{-1} arg\quad \zeta\bigg(\frac{1}{2}+iT\bigg)$$ under the assumption of riemann-hypothesis gives $$ S(T)=O(\frac{\log T}{\log \log T})$$ can ...
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What are the strongest conjectured uniform versions of Serre's Open Image Theorem?

This question concerns the uniform conjectured effective versions and generalizations of these two results of Serre on $\ell$-adic Galois representations $\rho_{E,\ell}$ associated to a non-CM ...
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Two spaces attached to mod 2 level 9 modular forms--a conjectural Hecke isomorphism

MOTIVATION Nicolas and Serre have analyzed the structure of the space of mod $2$ modular forms of level $1$, viewed as a "Hecke-module". They show that for each $p>2$, the operator $T_p$ acting on ...
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Bounding the number of lattice points inside an $n$-dimensional ellipsoid

I am wondering if it is possible to produce an upper and/or lower bound on the number of integer lattice points that lie inside an $n$-dimensional ellipse. That is, given an $n$-dimensional ellipsoid ...
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Uniform upper bound for the sum over primes $\sum_{p \leq x} p^{-1+\varepsilon}$

I am reading the article D. M. Gordon and C. Pomerance, The distribution of Lucas and elliptic pseudoprime, Math. Comp. (1991) (click). In equation (27) the authors, apparently, used the following ...
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Degree $2$ nilpotent matrices with non-zero product [migrated]

Let $n$ be sufficiently large positive integer. Let $M_i$ be $n$ matrices with entries in either $\mathbb{C}$ or $\mathbb{Z}/n \mathbb{Z}$. Is it possible, (1) for $1 \le i \le n, M_i^2=0$ and ...
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Size of smallest multiple $\sum \epsilon_i p^i$ of $n$ with digits $\epsilon_i\in \{0,1\}$ for $p$ a prime

Any natural number $n$ coprime with a prime number $p$ is a divisor of $M=1+p+p^2+\dots+P^{N-1}$ where $N\leq \varphi((p-1)n)$ is the order of $p$ in $\left(\mathbb Z/((p-1)n)\mathbb Z\right)^*$. ...
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Class field towers

It is known (Golod and Shafarevich) that the class field tower of a finite extension $K$ of $\mathbb{Q}$ may be infinite. But is it always finite for $K=\mathbb{Q}[\zeta]$ where $\zeta$ is a root of ...
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X^2 + 4 = y^5 is there any solution to this [on hold]

is there any integer solution to the given equation? i have tried to solve the problem considering modulo of different prime but it just aint working it'd be nice if i get a solution soon
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Asymptotic limit of truncated Legendre sieve

Consider the truncated sum $$ S(x):=\sum_{\substack{{d\mid P(\sqrt{x})}\\{d\leq x}}}\mu(d)/d, $$ where $P(z)$ is the product of all primes less than or equal to $z$, and $\mu(d)$ is the Möbius ...
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Finite field “contour” sum

Let $\Bbb{F}_q$ be a finite field. Choose a non-square $\delta \in \Bbb{F}_q^*$ and form the quadratic extension $\Bbb{F}_q\big( \sqrt{\delta} \, \big)$. For an element $z \in \Bbb{F}_q\big( ...
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Explicit Galois Action for $X^3 - X -1$ [migrated]

I have always been frustrated with how indirect discussions of Galois Theory are in Algebra textbooks. Even in fine treatments such as Miles Reid. Are there any good examples where we can draw ...
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Is this theorem on $L$-functions known?

Notations For $f$ a meromorphic function on a domain $\Omega\subseteq \textbf{C}$, we shall say for convenience that $f$ is represented by an Ordinary Dirichlet Series (ODS) if $f$ can be written ...
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A Polynomial With Positive Prime Density

Let $P(x)$ be a non-constant polynomial with real coefficients. Can natural density of $$\{n\ |\ \lfloor P(n)\rfloor \ \text{is prime.}\}$$ be positive?
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Squarefree part of a Mersenne number

Consider the Mersenne number; $M_p=2^p−1$. Let $M_p=a_pb^2_p$ where $a_p$ is positive, squarefree, and $p$ is prime. A chinese paper written by Le Maohua "“On Mersenne Numbers”" states that the ...
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Groupes fondamentaux de Tate mixte [on hold]

Have anyone ever read deligne and Goncharov's paper,Could you give me some idea why the formula(5.16.1) is true?this paper is very easy to find on the internet.So please forgive me not giving the ...
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Nontrivial solutions for $\sum x_i = \sum x_i^3 = 0$

For $x_i \in \mathbb{Z}$, let $\{x_i\}$ be a fundamental solution to the equations: $$ \sum_{i= 1}^N x_i = \sum_{i=1}^N x_i^3 = 0 $$ if $x \in \{x_i\} \Rightarrow -x \notin \{x_i\}$. For instance, a ...
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Integer solutions of $x^2=4+8y^2+13z^2$

I have been looking for integer solutions of certain Diophantine equations, one of the simplest examples being $x^2=4+8y^2+13z^2$. The ideal answer would be a way to parametrize all the integer ...
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Atkin-Lehner theory for nonholomorphic Eisenstein series

I am currently reading something about nonholomorphic Eisenstein series $E_\mathfrak{a}(z,1/2+it)$ for $\Gamma_0(q)$, where $\mathfrak{a}$ is a cusp (cf. Iwaniec, H. Spectral Methods of Automorphic ...
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Evaluating a remarkable term for primes p = 5 (mod. 8)

Let $p > 3$ be a prime number, and $\zeta$ be a primitive $p$-th root of unity. I am interested in knowing the exact value of $$w_p = \prod_{a \in (\mathbb F_p^{\times})^2}(1 + \zeta^a) + \prod_{b ...
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Hodge-Tate weights of induced representation

Let $K$ be a finite extension of the field of $p$-adic numbers $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and let $E$ be another such extension, such that all the $\mathbb{Q}_p$ embeddings $K \to \bar{\mathbb{Q}}_p$ are ...
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Primes isolated by large gaps to either side

Say that the $n$-th prime $p_n$ is isolated to degree $k$ (my notation) if the prime gap to either side is larger than $\log p_n$ to the $k$-th power: \begin{eqnarray*} p_n - p_{n-1} & > & ...
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What's the difference between Euler systems and Kolyvagin systems?

Is there a difference between Euler systems and Kolyvagin systems - or do they refer to the same thing? For example there is the Heegner point Euler system, but you don't really see a Heegner point ...
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Integer solution to the equation [migrated]

Does there exists an integer solution (for every integer $m\geq 1$) for the following equation? $$x_1x_2...x_n+(2y+1)z+y=4m+3$$ where, $1\leq x_1\leq x_2\leq...\leq x_n\leq l$,$0\leq y \leq ...
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Reference for a lemma on étale maps

The Stacks Project has the following really nice Lemma concerning étale maps of rings: Let $A\rightarrow B$ be a finitely presented, étale morphism of rings. Then there exists a presentation $$ ...
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Noncommutivity of various lifts

Let $D$ be a definite quaternion algebra over $\mathbb{Q}$ ramified at $p$ and $\infty$ for simplicity. Then an automorphic form on $D^{x}/F^{x}$ has several different interpretations. First, through ...
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Primes as uncorrelated random variables [closed]

The heuristic justification section of the Wikipedia article about Goldbach's conjecture says that the argument that suggests that the number of twin primes below $x$ should be roughly ...
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Examples of polynomials $x_1(t), x_2(t)$ such that $(x_1(t))^4 + (x_2(t))^4$ has a double root

Are there examples of polynomials $x_1(t), x_2(t) \in \mathbb{Q}[t]$ of equal degree at least one, with $\gcd(x_1(t), x_2(t)) = 1$, such that the sum $(x_1(t))^4 + (x_2(t))^4$ is divisible by the ...
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An upper bound for the length of the continued fraction expansion of $\sqrt d$

Let $d\ge 2$ and let $$ \sqrt d =[a_0; \overline{a_1,\dots, a_\ell, 2a_0}] $$ be its continued fraction expansion. Clearly, if $d=n^2+1$, then $\ell=0$, which gives the lower bound for $\ell$. ...
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Sets of natural numbers such that sums of a bounded number of its elements form a semigroup

This is a naive question and I'm afraid it might be better placed on math.se. I would like to leave it to your judgement. I would like to know what is known about sets $A$ of natural numbers such ...
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When has the Borel-Cantelli heuristic been wrong?

The Borel-Cantelli lemma is very frequently used to give a heuristic for whether or not certain statements in number theory are true. For example, it gives some evidence that there are finitely many ...
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When complex conjugation lies in the center of a Galois group

Let $K \subseteq \mathbb{C}$ be a number field (I'm fixing an embedding), and assume $K/\mathbb{Q}$ is Galois with Galois group $G$. Let $\tau \in G$ denote complex conjugation. This question ...
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A variant of Goldbach Conjecture

I'm asking if this variant of weak Goldbach's Conjecture is already known. Let $N$ be an odd number. Does there exists prime numbers $p_1$, $p_2$ and $p_3$ such that $p_1+p_2-p_3=N$? Ideally, can we ...
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distribution of $\sqrt{-1} \mod p$

While reading up on quadratic reciprocity, I learned that if $p = 4k+1$ then $-1$ has a square root in $\mathbb{Z} / p \mathbb{Z}$. Let $r_p$ be an integer with $0\leq r_p < p$ and $r_p^2 \equiv ...
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how to calculate the radius of convergence of the p-exponentials of Pulita?

please it is known from the Pulita thesis that the radius of convergence of his pi-exponentials is 1; he used a differential operator which has this pi-exponetial as a solution etc..., but me I ...
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Is every positive integer a sum of at most 4 distinct quarter-squares?

There appears to be no mention in OEIS: Quarter-squares, A002620. Can someone give a proof or reference? Examples: quarter-squares: ${0,1,2,4,6,9,12,16,20,25,30,36,...}$ 2-term sums: ${2+1, 4+1, ...
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Question on the irrationality of $e$

I was surprised that the numbers $\pi$, $\ln{(2)}$, $\zeta{(2)}$, and $\zeta{(3)}$ can be shown to be irrational in what seems to be "three-lined proofs" (as identified here on Overflow: Establishing ...
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how do automorphisms of elliptic curves act on the Tate module?

Let $E/k$ be an elliptic curve over some algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $p\ge 0$. It's known that $Aut(E)$ acts faithfully on the Tate module $T_\ell(E)$ ($\ell\ne p$) with ...
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On one class of Somos-like sequences

This question is motivated by integrability of the sequence mistakenly arisen in the question Does this sequence always give an integer? Let $m_1,\ldots, m_{k-1}$ be positive integers and sequence ...
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Integers $d$ for which the Negative Pell equation is soluble for both $d$ and $2d$?

Let $\text{NPE}_d$ denote the negative Pell equation: $$ x^2-dy^2=-1$$ Where $d$ is a given positive nonsquare integer and integer solutions are sought for x and y. we know that (in this paper): ...
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Generalization of proposition of Granville related to abc conjecture

Related to this question. For polynomial $f$, let $rad(f)$ denote the radical of $f$, the product of irreducible factors. Suppose that $G(x,y) \in \mathbb{C}[x,y]$ is homogeneous without any ...
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Counterexample to Proposition of Granville related to abc conjecture

Looks like there is counterexample to Proposition related to abc conjecture. Confusion is likely. From RATIONAL AND INTEGRAL POINTS ON QUADRATIC TWISTS OF A GIVEN HYPERELLIPTIC CURVE, Andrew ...
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Simultaneously using the real and 2adic norms

In the book Modern Computer Arithmetic, there is a section that talks about division with remainder and such in a way that exploits the interplay between the real and 2-adic norms; e.g. the linked-to ...
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Has this strong number theoretic conjecture of Euler been proved, and where could I find such a proof?

Polya cites this work of Euler as an example of a conjecture which Euler considered impossible to doubt, and yet still needing a demonstration. It is on pages 90-98 of "Induction and Analogy in ...
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Bounding a Sum of Adjoint L-Function Values

Fix integers $k\geq2$ and $N>1$, and let $S(k,N)$ denote the normalized new Hecke eigenforms in $S_k(\Gamma_1(N))$. [If it makes my question easier to answer, feel free to replace this with ...
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Is there a generalization of the “characteristic polynomial” to other split/quasi-split algebraic groups?

Let $G = GL_n$ over a field $F$, and let $\gamma \in G(F)$ be a semisimple element. The characteristic polynomial $c_\gamma(t)$ of $\gamma$ encodes a fair bit of information about $\gamma$. ...
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A question about decomposing mod 2 modular forms of level p^2

Fix an odd prime $p$. Each $f \in \mathbb{Z}/2[[x]]$ can be written as $f_{+} + f_{-} + f_0$ where each exponent k of $x$ appearing in $f_{+}$ (resp. $f_{-}$, $f_0$) has Legendre symbol $(k/p)$ equal ...