1. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 673)
||Sums of Two Squares in Short Intervals |
Let $\calS$ denote the set of integers representable as a sum of two
squares. Since $\calS$ can be described as the unsifted elements of a
sieving process of positive dimension, it is to be expected that
$\calS$ has many properties in common with the set of prime numbers.
In this paper we exhibit ``unexpected irregularities'' in the
distribution of sums of two squares in short intervals, a phenomenon
analogous to that discovered by Maier, over a decade ago, in the
distribution of prime numbers. To be precise, we show that there are
infinitely many short intervals containing considerably more elements
of $\calS$ than expected, and infinitely many intervals containing
considerably fewer than expected.
Keywords:sums of two squares, sieves, short intervals, smooth numbers
Categories:11N36, 11N37, 11N25