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126. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 1102)

Weston, Tom
Power Residues of Fourier Coefficients of Modular Forms
Let $\rho \colon G_{\Q} \to \GL_{n}(\Ql)$ be a motivic $\ell$-adic Galois representation. For fixed $m > 1$ we initiate an investigation of the density of the set of primes $p$ such that the trace of the image of an arithmetic Frobenius at $p$ under $\rho$ is an $m$-th power residue modulo $p$. Based on numerical investigations with modular forms we conjecture (with Ramakrishna) that this density equals $1/m$ whenever the image of $\rho$ is open. We further conjecture that for such $\rho$ the set of these primes $p$ is independent of any set defined by Cebatorev-style Galois-theoretic conditions (in an appropriate sense). We then compute these densities for certain $m$ in the complementary case of modular forms of CM-type with rational Fourier coefficients; our proofs are a combination of the Cebatorev density theorem (which does apply in the CM case) and reciprocity laws applied to Hecke characters. We also discuss a potential application (suggested by Ramakrishna) to computing inertial degrees at $p$ in abelian extensions of imaginary quadratic fields unramified away from $p$.

Categories:11F30, 11G15, 11A15

127. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 812)

Trifković, Mak
On the Vanishing of $\mu$-Invariants of Elliptic Curves over $\qq$
Let $E_{/\qq}$ be an elliptic curve with good ordinary reduction at a prime $p>2$. It has a well-defined Iwasawa $\mu$-invariant $\mu(E)_p$ which encodes part of the information about the growth of the Selmer group $\sel E{K_n}$ as $K_n$ ranges over the subfields of the cyclotomic $\zzp$-extension $K_\infty/\qq$. Ralph Greenberg has conjectured that any such $E$ is isogenous to a curve $E'$ with $\mu(E')_p=0$. In this paper we prove Greenberg's conjecture for infinitely many curves $E$ with a rational $p$-torsion point, $p=3$ or $5$, no two of our examples having isomorphic $p$-torsion. The core of our strategy is a partial explicit evaluation of the global duality pairing for finite flat group schemes over rings of integers.


128. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 449)

Alkan, Emre
On the Sizes of Gaps in the Fourier Expansion of Modular Forms
Let $f= \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_f(n)q^n$ be a cusp form with integer weight $k \geq 2$ that is not a linear combination of forms with complex multiplication. For $n \geq 1$, let $$ i_f(n)=\begin{cases}\max\{ i : a_f(n+j)=0 \text{ for all } 0 \leq j \leq i\}&\text{if $a_f(n)=0$,}\\ 0&\text{otherwise}.\end{cases} $$ Concerning bounded values of $i_f(n)$ we prove that for $\epsilon >0$ there exists $M = M(\epsilon,f)$ such that $\# \{n \leq x : i_f(n) \leq M\} \geq (1 - \epsilon) x$. Using results of Wu, we show that if $f$ is a weight 2 cusp form for an elliptic curve without complex multiplication, then $i_f(n) \ll_{f, \epsilon} n^{\frac{51}{134} + \epsilon}$. Using a result of David and Pappalardi, we improve the exponent to $\frac{1}{3}$ for almost all newforms associated to elliptic curves without complex multiplication. Inspired by a classical paper of Selberg, we also investigate $i_f(n)$ on the average using well known bounds on the Riemann Zeta function.


129. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 535)

Kim, Henry H.
On Local $L$-Functions and Normalized Intertwining Operators
In this paper we make explicit all $L$-functions in the Langlands--Shahidi method which appear as normalizing factors of global intertwining operators in the constant term of the Eisenstein series. We prove, in many cases, the conjecture of Shahidi regarding the holomorphy of the local $L$-functions. We also prove that the normalized local intertwining operators are holomorphic and non-vaninishing for $\re(s)\geq 1/2$ in many cases. These local results are essential in global applications such as Langlands functoriality, residual spectrum and determining poles of automorphic $L$-functions.

Categories:11F70, 22E55

130. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 494)

Friedlander, John B.; Iwaniec, Henryk
Summation Formulae for Coefficients of $L$-functions
With applications in mind we establish a summation formula for the coefficients of a general Dirichlet series satisfying a suitable functional equation. Among a number of consequences we derive a generalization of an elegant divisor sum bound due to F.~V. Atkinson.

Categories:11M06, 11M41

131. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 616)

Muić, Goran
Reducibility of Generalized Principal Series
In this paper we describe reducibility of non-unitary generalized principal series for classical $p$-adic groups in terms of the classification of discrete series due to M\oe glin and Tadi\'c.

Categories:22E35, and, 50, 11F70

132. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 267)

Conrad, Keith
Partial Euler Products on the Critical Line
The initial version of the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture concerned asymptotics for partial Euler products for an elliptic curve $L$-function at $s = 1$. Goldfeld later proved that these asymptotics imply the Riemann hypothesis for the $L$-function and that the constant in the asymptotics has an unexpected factor of $\sqrt{2}$. We extend Goldfeld's theorem to an analysis of partial Euler products for a typical $L$-function along its critical line. The general $\sqrt{2}$ phenomenon is related to second moments, while the asymptotic behavior (over number fields) is proved to be equivalent to a condition that in a precise sense seems much deeper than the Riemann hypothesis. Over function fields, the Euler product asymptotics can sometimes be proved unconditionally.

Keywords:Euler product, explicit formula, second moment
Categories:11M41, 11S40

133. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 298)

Kumchev, Angel V.
On the Waring--Goldbach Problem: Exceptional Sets for Sums of Cubes and Higher Powers
We investigate exceptional sets in the Waring--Goldbach problem. For example, in the cubic case, we show that all but $O(N^{79/84+\epsilon})$ integers subject to the necessary local conditions can be represented as the sum of five cubes of primes. Furthermore, we develop a new device that leads easily to similar estimates for exceptional sets for sums of fourth and higher powers of primes.

Categories:11P32, 11L15, 11L20, 11N36, 11P55

134. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 328)

Kuo, Wentang; Murty, M. Ram
On a Conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer
Let \(E/\mathbb{Q}\) be an elliptic curve defined by the equation \(y^2=x^3 +ax +b\). For a prime \(p, \linebreak p \nmid\Delta =-16(4a^3+27b^2)\neq 0\), define \[ N_p = p+1 -a_p = |E(\mathbb{F}_p)|. \] As a precursor to their celebrated conjecture, Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer originally conjectured that for some constant $c$, \[ \prod_{p \leq x, p \nmid\Delta } \frac{N_p}{p} \sim c (\log x)^r, \quad x \to \infty. \] Let \(\alpha _p\) and \(\beta _p\) be the eigenvalues of the Frobenius at \(p\). Define \[ \tilde{c}_n = \begin{cases} \frac{\alpha_p^k + \beta_p^k}{k}& n =p^k, p \textrm{ is a prime, $k$ is a natural number, $p\nmid \Delta$} . \\ 0 & \text{otherwise}. \end{cases}. \] and \(\tilde{C}(x)= \sum_{n\leq x} \tilde{c}_n\). In this paper, we establish the equivalence between the conjecture and the condition \(\tilde{C}(x)=\mathbf{o}(x)\). The asymptotic condition is indeed much deeper than what we know so far or what we can know under the analogue of the Riemann hypothesis. In addition, we provide an oscillation theorem and an \(\Omega\) theorem which relate to the constant $c$ in the conjecture.

Categories:11M41, 11M06

135. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 338)

Lange, Tanja; Shparlinski, Igor E.
Certain Exponential Sums and Random Walks on Elliptic Curves
For a given elliptic curve $\E$, we obtain an upper bound on the discrepancy of sets of multiples $z_sG$ where $z_s$ runs through a sequence $\cZ=\(z_1, \dots, z_T\)$ such that $k z_1,\dots, kz_T $ is a permutation of $z_1, \dots, z_T$, both sequences taken modulo $t$, for sufficiently many distinct values of $k$ modulo $t$. We apply this result to studying an analogue of the power generator over an elliptic curve. These results are elliptic curve analogues of those obtained for multiplicative groups of finite fields and residue rings.

Categories:11L07, 11T23, 11T71, 14H52, 94A60

136. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 180)

Somodi, Marius
On the Size of the Wild Set
To every pair of algebraic number fields with isomorphic Witt rings one can associate a number, called the {\it minimum number of wild primes}. Earlier investigations have established lower bounds for this number. In this paper an analysis is presented that expresses the minimum number of wild primes in terms of the number of wild dyadic primes. This formula not only gives immediate upper bounds, but can be considered to be an exact formula for the minimum number of wild primes.

Categories:11E12, 11E81, 19F15, 11R29

137. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 897)

Borwein, Jonathan M.; Borwein, David; Galway, William F.
Finding and Excluding $b$-ary Machin-Type Individual Digit Formulae
Constants with formulae of the form treated by D.~Bailey, P.~Borwein, and S.~Plouffe (\emph{BBP formulae} to a given base $b$) have interesting computational properties, such as allowing single digits in their base $b$ expansion to be independently computed, and there are hints that they should be \emph{normal} numbers, {\em i.e.,} that their base $b$ digits are randomly distributed. We study a formally limited subset of BBP formulae, which we call \emph{Machin-type BBP formulae}, for which it is relatively easy to determine whether or not a given constant $\kappa$ has a Machin-type BBP formula. In particular, given $b \in \mathbb{N}$, $b>2$, $b$ not a proper power, a $b$-ary Machin-type BBP arctangent formula for $\kappa$ is a formula of the form $\kappa = \sum_{m} a_m \arctan(-b^{-m})$, $a_m \in \mathbb{Q}$, while when $b=2$, we also allow terms of the form $a_m \arctan(1/(1-2^m))$. Of particular interest, we show that $\pi$ has no Machin-type BBP arctangent formula when $b \neq 2$. To the best of our knowledge, when there is no Machin-type BBP formula for a constant then no BBP formula of any form is known for that constant.

Keywords:BBP formulae, Machin-type formulae, arctangents,, logarithms, normality, Mersenne primes, Bang's theorem,, Zsigmondy's theorem, primitive prime factors, $p$-adic analysis
Categories:11Y99, 11A51, 11Y50, 11K36, 33B10

138. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 673)

Cali, Élie
Défaut de semi-stabilité des courbes elliptiques dans le cas non ramifié
Let $\overline {\Q_2}$ be an algebraic closure of $\Q_2$ and $K$ be an unramified finite extension of $\Q_2$ included in $\overline {\Q_2}$. Let $E$ be an elliptic curve defined over $K$ with additive reduction over $K$, and having an integral modular invariant. Let us denote by $K_{nr}$ the maximal unramified extension of $K$ contained in $\overline {\Q_2}$. There exists a smallest finite extension $L$ of $K_{nr}$ over which $E$ has good reduction. We determine in this paper the degree of the extension $L/K_{nr}$.


139. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 612)

Pál, Ambrus
Solvable Points on Projective Algebraic Curves
We examine the problem of finding rational points defined over solvable extensions on algebraic curves defined over general fields. We construct non-singular, geometrically irreducible projective curves without solvable points of genus $g$, when $g$ is at least $40$, over fields of arbitrary characteristic. We prove that every smooth, geometrically irreducible projective curve of genus $0$, $2$, $3$ or $4$ defined over any field has a solvable point. Finally we prove that every genus $1$ curve defined over a local field of characteristic zero with residue field of characteristic $p$ has a divisor of degree prime to $6p$ defined over a solvable extension.

Categories:14H25, 11D88

140. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 406)

Pál, Ambrus
Theta Series, Eisenstein Series and Poincaré Series over Function Fields
We construct analogues of theta series, Eisenstein series and Poincar\'e series for function fields of one variable over finite fields, and prove their basic properties.


141. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 356)

Murty, M. Ram; Saidak, Filip
Non-Abelian Generalizations of the Erd\H os-Kac Theorem
Let $a$ be a natural number greater than $1$. Let $f_a(n)$ be the order of $a$ mod $n$. Denote by $\omega(n)$ the number of distinct prime factors of $n$. Assuming a weak form of the generalised Riemann hypothesis, we prove the following conjecture of Erd\"os and Pomerance: The number of $n\leq x$ coprime to $a$ satisfying $$\alpha \leq \frac{\omega(f_a(n)) - (\log \log n)^2/2 }{ (\log \log n)^{3/2}/\sqrt{3}} \leq \beta $$ is asymptotic to $$\left(\frac{ 1 }{ \sqrt{2\pi}} \int_{\alpha}^{\beta} e^{-t^2/2}dt\right) \frac{x\phi(a) }{ a}, $$ as $x$ tends to infinity.

Keywords:Tur{\' a}n's theorem, Erd{\H o}s-Kac theorem, Chebotarev density theorem,, Erd{\H o}s-Pomerance conjecture
Categories:11K36, 11K99

142. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 373)

Orton, Louisa
An Elementary Proof of a Weak Exceptional Zero Conjecture
In this paper we extend Darmon's theory of ``integration on $\uh_p\times \uh$'' to cusp forms $f$ of higher even weight. This enables us to prove a ``weak exceptional zero conjecture'': that when the $p$-adic $L$-function of $f$ has an exceptional zero at the central point, the $\mathcal{L}$-invariant arising is independent of a twist by certain Dirichlet characters.

Categories:11F11, 11F67

143. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 168)

Pogge, James Todd
On a Certain Residual Spectrum of $\Sp_8$
Let $G=\Sp_{2n}$ be the symplectic group defined over a number field $F$. Let $\mathbb{A}$ be the ring of adeles. A fundamental problem in the theory of automorphic forms is to decompose the right regular representation of $G(\mathbb{A})$ acting on the Hilbert space $L^2\bigl(G(F)\setminus G(\mathbb{A})\bigr)$. Main contributions have been made by Langlands. He described, using his theory of Eisenstein series, an orthogonal decomposition of this space of the form: $L_{\dis}^2 \bigl( G(F)\setminus G(\mathbb{A}) \bigr)=\bigoplus_{(M,\pi)} L_{\dis}^2(G(F) \setminus G(\mathbb{A}) \bigr)_{(M,\pi)}$, where $(M,\pi)$ is a Levi subgroup with a cuspidal automorphic representation $\pi$ taken modulo conjugacy (Here we normalize $\pi$ so that the action of the maximal split torus in the center of $G$ at the archimedean places is trivial.) and $L_{\dis}^2\bigl(G(F)\setminus G(\mathbb{A})\bigr)_{(M,\pi)}$ is a space of residues of Eisenstein series associated to $(M,\pi)$. In this paper, we will completely determine the space $L_{\dis}^2\bigl(G(F)\setminus G(\mathbb{A})\bigr)_{(M,\pi)}$, when $M\simeq\GL_2\times\GL_2$. This is the first result on the residual spectrum for non-maximal, non-Borel parabolic subgroups, other than $\GL_n$.

Categories:11F70, 22E55

144. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 55)

Harper, Malcolm
$\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{14}]$ is Euclidean
We provide the first unconditional proof that the ring $\mathbb{Z} [\sqrt{14}]$ is a Euclidean domain. The proof is generalized to other real quadratic fields and to cyclotomic extensions of $\mathbb{Q}$. It is proved that if $K$ is a real quadratic field (modulo the existence of two special primes of $K$) or if $K$ is a cyclotomic extension of $\mathbb{Q}$ then: \begin{center} \emph{% the ring of integers of $K$ is a Euclidean domain if and only if it is a principal ideal domain.} \end{center} The proof is a modification of the proof of a theorem of Clark and Murty giving a similar result when $K$ is a totally real extension of degree at least three. The main changes are a new Motzkin-type lemma and the addition of the large sieve to the argument. These changes allow application of a powerful theorem due to Bombieri, Friedlander and Iwaniec in order to obtain the result in the real quadratic case. The modification also allows the completion of the classification of cyclotomic extensions in terms of the Euclidean property.

Categories:11R04, 11R11

145. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 23)

Bennett, Michael A.; Skinner, Chris M.
Ternary Diophantine Equations via Galois Representations and Modular Forms
In this paper, we develop techniques for solving ternary Diophantine equations of the shape $Ax^n + By^n = Cz^2$, based upon the theory of Galois representations and modular forms. We subsequently utilize these methods to completely solve such equations for various choices of the parameters $A$, $B$ and $C$. We conclude with an application of our results to certain classical polynomial-exponential equations, such as those of Ramanujan--Nagell type.

Categories:11D41, 11F11, 11G05

146. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 71)

Harper, Malcolm; Murty, M. Ram
Euclidean Rings of Algebraic Integers
Let $K$ be a finite Galois extension of the field of rational numbers with unit rank greater than~3. We prove that the ring of integers of $K$ is a Euclidean domain if and only if it is a principal ideal domain. This was previously known under the assumption of the generalized Riemann hypothesis for Dedekind zeta functions. We now prove this unconditionally.

Categories:11R04, 11R27, 11R32, 11R42, 11N36

147. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 194)

Saikia, A.
Selmer Groups of Elliptic Curves with Complex Multiplication
Suppose $K$ is an imaginary quadratic field and $E$ is an elliptic curve over a number field $F$ with complex multiplication by the ring of integers in $K$. Let $p$ be a rational prime that splits as $\mathfrak{p}_{1}\mathfrak{p}_{2}$ in $K$. Let $E_{p^{n}}$ denote the $p^{n}$-division points on $E$. Assume that $F(E_{p^{n}})$ is abelian over $K$ for all $n\geq 0$. This paper proves that the Pontrjagin dual of the $\mathfrak{p}_{1}^{\infty}$-Selmer group of $E$ over $F(E_{p^{\infty}})$ is a finitely generated free $\Lambda$-module, where $\Lambda$ is the Iwasawa algebra of $\Gal\bigl(F(E_{p^{\infty}})/ F(E_{\mathfrak{p}_{1}^{\infty}\mathfrak{p}_{2}})\bigr)$. It also gives a simple formula for the rank of the Pontrjagin dual as a $\Lambda$-module.

Categories:11R23, 11G05

148. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 1191)

Granville, Andrew; Soundararajan, K.
Decay of Mean Values of Multiplicative Functions
For given multiplicative function $f$, with $|f(n)| \leq 1$ for all $n$, we are interested in how fast its mean value $(1/x) \sum_{n\leq x} f(n)$ converges. Hal\'asz showed that this depends on the minimum $M$ (over $y\in \mathbb{R}$) of $\sum_{p\leq x} \bigl( 1 - \Re (f(p) p^{-iy}) \bigr) / p$, and subsequent authors gave the upper bound $\ll (1+M) e^{-M}$. For many applications it is necessary to have explicit constants in this and various related bounds, and we provide these via our own variant of the Hal\'asz-Montgomery lemma (in fact the constant we give is best possible up to a factor of 10). We also develop a new type of hybrid bound in terms of the location of the absolute value of $y$ that minimizes the sum above. As one application we give bounds for the least representatives of the cosets of the $k$-th powers mod~$p$.

Categories:11N60, 11N56, 10K20, 11N37

149. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 897)

Archinard, Natália
Hypergeometric Abelian Varieties
In this paper, we construct abelian varieties associated to Gauss' and Appell--Lauricella hypergeometric series. Abelian varieties of this kind and the algebraic curves we define to construct them were considered by several authors in settings ranging from monodromy groups (Deligne, Mostow), exceptional sets (Cohen, Wolfart, W\"ustholz), modular embeddings (Cohen, Wolfart) to CM-type (Cohen, Shiga, Wolfart) and modularity (Darmon). Our contribution is to provide a complete, explicit and self-contained geometric construction.

Categories:11, 14

150. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 933)

Beineke, Jennifer; Bump, Daniel
Renormalized Periods on $\GL(3)$
A theory of renormalization of divergent integrals over torus periods on $\GL(3)$ is given, based on a relative truncation. It is shown that the renormalized periods of Eisenstein series have unexpected functional equations.

Categories:11F12, 11F55
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