1. CMB Online first
 Pathak, Siddhi

On a conjecture of Livingston
In an attempt to resolve a folklore conjecture of ErdÃ¶s regarding
the nonvanishing at $s=1$ of the $L$series
attached to a periodic arithmetical function with period $q$
and values in $\{ 1, 1\} $, Livingston conjectured the $\bar{\mathbb{Q}}$
 linear independence of logarithms of certain algebraic numbers.
In this paper, we disprove Livingston's conjecture for composite
$q \geq 4$, highlighting that a new approach is required to settle
ErdÃ¶s's conjecture. We also prove that the conjecture is
true for prime $q \geq 3$, and indicate that more ingredients
will be needed to settle ErdÃ¶s's conjecture for prime $q$.
Keywords:nonvanishing of Lseries, linear independence of logarithms of algebraic numbers Categories:11J86, 11J72 

2. CMB Online first
 Dobrowolski, Edward

A note on Lawton's theorem
We prove Lawton's conjecture about the upper bound on the measure
of the set on the unit circle on which a complex polynomial with
a bounded number of coefficients takes small values. Namely,
we prove that Lawton's bound holds for polynomials that are not
necessarily monic. We also provide an analogous bound for polynomials
in several variables. Finally, we investigate the dependence
of the bound on the multiplicity of zeros for polynomials in
one variable.
Keywords:polynomial, Mahler measure Categories:11R09, 11R06 

3. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 592)
4. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 528)
 Jahan, Qaiser

Characterization of Lowpass Filters on Local Fields of Positive Characteristic
In this article, we give necessary and sufficient conditions
on a function to be a lowpass filter on a local field $K$ of
positive characteristic associated to the scaling function for
multiresolution analysis of $L^2(K)$. We use probability and
martingale methods to provide such a characterization.
Keywords:multiresolution analysis, local field, lowpass filter, scaling function, probability, conditional probability and martingales Categories:42C40, 42C15, 43A70, 11S85 

5. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 599)
 Liu, Zhixin

Small Prime Solutions to Cubic Diophantine Equations II
Let $a_1, \cdots, a_9$ be nonzero integers and $n$ any integer.
Suppose
that $a_1+\cdots+a_9 \equiv n( \textrm{mod}\,2)$ and $(a_i, a_j)=1$
for $1 \leq i \lt j \leq 9$.
In this paper we prove that
(i) if $a_j$ are not all of the same sign, then the cubic
equation $a_1p_1^3+\cdots +a_9p_9^3=n$ has prime solutions satisfying
$p_j \ll n^{1/3}+\textrm{max}\{a_j\}^{8+\varepsilon};$
(ii) if all $a_j$ are positive and $n \gg \textrm{max}\{a_j\}^{25+\varepsilon}$,
then
$a_1p_1^3+\cdots +a_9p_9^3=n$ is soluble in primes $p_j$.
This results improve our previous results (Canad. Math. Bull.,
56 (2013), 785794)
with the bounds $\textrm{max}\{a_j\}^{14+\varepsilon}$ and
$\textrm{max}\{a_j\}^{43+\varepsilon}$
in place of $\textrm{max}\{a_j\}^{8+\varepsilon}$ and $\textrm{max}\{a_j\}^{25+\varepsilon}$
above, respectively.
Keywords:small prime, WaringGoldbach problem, circle method Categories:11P32, 11P05, 11P55 

6. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 624)
 Otsubo, Noriyuki

Homology of the Fermat Tower and Universal Measures for Jacobi Sums
We give a precise description of the homology group of the Fermat
curve as a cyclic module over a group ring.
As an application, we prove the freeness of the profinite homology
of the Fermat tower.
This allows us to define measures, an equivalent of Anderson's
adelic beta functions,
in a similar manner to Ihara's definition of $\ell$adic universal
power series for Jacobi sums.
We give a simple proof of the interpolation property using a
motivic decomposition of the Fermat curve.
Keywords:Fermat curves, IharaAnderson theory, Jacobi sums Categories:11S80, 11G15, 11R18 

7. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 869)
 Wright, Thomas

Variants of Korselt's Criterion
Under sufficiently strong assumptions about the first term in
an arithmetic progression, we prove that for any integer $a$,
there are infinitely many $n\in \mathbb N$ such that for each
prime factor $pn$, we have $pana$. This can be seen as a
generalization of Carmichael numbers, which are integers $n$
such that $p1n1$ for every $pn$.
Keywords:Carmichael number, pseudoprime, Korselt's Criterion, primes in arithmetic progressions Category:11A51 

8. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 704)
 Benamar, H.; Chandoul, A.; Mkaouar, M.

On the Continued Fraction Expansion of Fixed Period in Finite Fields
The Chowla conjecture
states that,
if $t$ is any given
positive integer, there are infinitely many prime positive
integers $N$ such that $\operatorname{Per} (\sqrt{N})=t$, where
$\operatorname{Per} (\sqrt{N})$
is the period length of the continued fraction expansion for
$\sqrt{N}$.
C. Friesen proved
that, for any $k\in \mathbb{N}$, there are infinitely many
squarefree integers $N$, where the continued fraction expansion
of $\sqrt{N}$ has a fixed period. In this paper, we describe all
polynomials $Q\in \mathbb{F}_q[X] $ for which the continued fraction
expansion of $\sqrt {Q}$ has a fixed period, also we give a
lower
bound of the number of monic, nonsquares polynomials $Q$ such
that $\deg Q= 2d$ and $ Per \sqrt {Q}=t$.
Keywords:continued fractions, polynomials, formal power series Categories:11A55, 13J05 

9. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 774)
 Hanson, Brandon

Character Sums over Bohr Sets
We prove character sum estimates for additive Bohr subsets modulo
a prime.
These estimates are analogous to classical character sum bounds
of
PÃ³lyaVinogradov and Burgess. These estimates are applied to
obtain results on
recurrence mod $p$ by special elements.
Keywords:character sums, Bohr sets, finite fields Categories:11L40, 11T24, 11T23 

10. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 858)
 Williams, Kenneth S.

Ternary Quadratic Forms and Eta Quotients
Let $\eta(z)$ $(z \in \mathbb{C},\;\operatorname{Im}(z)\gt 0)$
denote the Dedekind eta function. We use a recent producttosum
formula in conjunction with conditions for the nonrepresentability
of integers by certain ternary quadratic forms to give explicitly
10 eta quotients
\[
f(z):=\eta^{a(m_1)}(m_1 z)\cdots \eta^{{a(m_r)}}(m_r z)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}c(n)e^{2\pi
i nz},\quad z \in \mathbb{C},\;\operatorname{Im}(z)\gt 0,
\]
such that the Fourier coefficients $c(n)$ vanish for all positive
integers $n$ in each of infinitely many nonoverlapping arithmetic
progressions. For example, it is shown that for $f(z)=\eta^4(z)\eta^{9}(4z)\eta^{2}(8z)$
we have $c(n)=0$ for all $n$ in each of the arithmetic progressions
$\{16k+14\}_{k \geq 0}$, $\{64k+56\}_{k \geq 0}$, $\{256k+224\}_{k
\geq 0}$, $\{1024k+896\}_{k \geq 0}$, $\ldots$.
Keywords:Dedekind eta function, eta quotient, ternary quadratic forms, vanishing of Fourier coefficients, producttosum formula Categories:11F20, 11E20, 11E25 

11. CMB 2015 (vol 59 pp. 119)
12. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 730)
 Efrat, Ido; Matzri, Eliyahu

Vanishing of Massey Products and Brauer Groups
Let $p$ be a prime number and $F$ a field containing a root of
unity of order $p$.
We relate recent results on vanishing of triple Massey products
in the mod$p$ Galois cohomology of $F$,
due to Hopkins, Wickelgren, MinÃ¡Ä, and TÃ¢n, to classical
results in the theory of central simple algebras.
For global fields, we prove a stronger form of the vanishing
property.
Keywords:Galois cohomology, Brauer groups, triple Massey products, global fields Categories:16K50, 11R34, 12G05, 12E30 

13. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 548)
 Lü, Guangshi; Sankaranarayanan, Ayyadurai

Higher Moments of Fourier Coefficients of Cusp Forms
Let $S_{k}(\Gamma)$ be the space of holomorphic cusp
forms of even integral weight $k$ for the full modular group
$SL(2, \mathbb{Z})$. Let
$\lambda_f(n)$, $\lambda_g(n)$, $\lambda_h(n)$ be the $n$th normalized
Fourier
coefficients of three distinct holomorphic primitive cusp forms
$f(z) \in S_{k_1}(\Gamma), g(z) \in S_{k_2}(\Gamma), h(z) \in
S_{k_3}(\Gamma)$ respectively.
In this paper we study the cancellations of sums related to arithmetic
functions, such as $\lambda_f(n)^4\lambda_g(n)^2$, $\lambda_g(n)^6$,
$\lambda_g(n)^2\lambda_h(n)^4$, and $\lambda_g(n^3)^2$ twisted
by
the arithmetic function $\lambda_f(n)$.
Keywords:Fourier coefficients of automorphic forms, Dirichlet series, triple product $L$function, Perron's formula Categories:11F30, 11F66 

14. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 580)
 Matringe, Nadir

A Specialisation of the BumpFriedberg $L$function
We study the restriction of the BumpFriedberg integrals to affine
lines $\{(s+\alpha,2s),s\in\mathbb{C}\}$.
It has a simple theory, very close to that of the Asai $L$function.
It is an integral representation of the product
$L(s+\alpha,\pi)L(2s,\Lambda^2,\pi)$ which we denote by $L^{lin}(s,\pi,\alpha)$
for this abstract, when $\pi$ is a cuspidal automorphic
representation of $GL(k,\mathbb{A})$ for
$\mathbb{A}$ the adeles of a number field. When $k$ is even, we show
that for a cuspidal automorphic representation $\pi$,
the partial $L$function $L^{lin,S}(s,\pi,\alpha)$ has a pole
at $1/2$, if and only if $\pi$ admits a (twisted) global
period, this gives a more direct proof of a
theorem of Jacquet and Friedberg, asserting
that $\pi$ has a twisted global period if and only if $L(\alpha+1/2,\pi)\neq
0$ and $L(1,\Lambda^2,\pi)=\infty$.
When $k$ is odd, the partial $L$function is holmorphic in a
neighbourhood of $Re(s)\geq 1/2$ when $Re(\alpha)$ is
$\geq 0$.
Keywords:automorphic L functions Categories:11F70, 11F66 

15. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 620)
 Sands, Jonathan W.

$L$functions for Quadratic Characters and Annihilation of Motivic Cohomology Groups
Let $n$ be a positive even integer, and let $F$ be a totally real
number field and $L$ be an abelian Galois extension which is totally
real or CM.
Fix a finite set $S$ of primes of $F$ containing the infinite primes
and all those which ramify in
$L$, and let $S_L$ denote the primes of $L$ lying above those in
$S$. Then $\mathcal{O}_L^S$ denotes the ring of $S_L$integers of $L$.
Suppose that $\psi$ is a quadratic character of the Galois group of
$L$ over $F$. Under the assumption of the motivic Lichtenbaum
conjecture, we obtain a nontrivial annihilator of the motivic
cohomology group
$H_\mathcal{M}^2(\mathcal{O}_L^S,\mathbb{Z}(n))$ from the lead term of the Taylor series for the
$S$modified Artin $L$function $L_{L/F}^S(s,\psi)$ at $s=1n$.
Keywords:motivic cohomology, regulator, Artin Lfunctions Categories:11R42, 11R70, 14F42, 19F27 

16. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 423)
 Yamagishi, Masakazu

Resultants of Chebyshev Polynomials: The First, Second, Third, and Fourth Kinds
We give an explicit formula for the resultant of Chebyshev polynomials of the
first, second, third, and fourth kinds.
We also compute the resultant of modified cyclotomic polynomials.
Keywords:resultant, Chebyshev polynomial, cyclotomic polynomial Categories:11R09, 11R18, 12E10, 33C45 

17. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 115)
 MantillaSoler, Guillermo

Weak Arithmetic Equivalence
Inspired by the invariant of a number field given by its zeta
function, we define the notion of weak arithmetic equivalence and show
that under certain ramification hypotheses, this equivalence
determines the local root numbers of the number field. This is
analogous to a result of Rohrlich on the local root numbers of a
rational elliptic curve. Additionally, we prove that for tame
nontotally real number fields, the integral trace form is invariant
under arithmetic equivalence.
Keywords:arithmeticaly equivalent number fields, root numbers Categories:11R04, 11R42 

18. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 160)
 Pollack, Paul; Vandehey, Joseph

Some Normal Numbers Generated by Arithmetic Functions
Let $g \geq 2$. A real number is said to be $g$normal if its base $g$ expansion contains every finite sequence of digits with the expected limiting frequency. Let $\phi$ denote Euler's totient function, let $\sigma$ be the sumofdivisors function, and let $\lambda$ be Carmichael's lambdafunction. We show that if $f$ is any function formed by composing $\phi$, $\sigma$, or $\lambda$, then the number
\[ 0. f(1) f(2) f(3) \dots \]
obtained by concatenating the base $g$ digits of successive $f$values is $g$normal. We also prove the same result if the inputs $1, 2, 3, \dots$ are replaced with the primes $2, 3, 5, \dots$. The proof is an adaptation of a method introduced by Copeland and ErdÅs in 1946 to prove the $10$normality of $0.235711131719\ldots$.
Keywords:normal number, Euler function, sumofdivisors function, Carmichael lambdafunction, Champernowne's number Categories:11K16, 11A63, 11N25, 11N37 

19. CMB Online first
 Pollack, Paul; Vandehey, Joseph

Some normal numbers generated by arithmetic functions
Let $g \geq 2$. A real number is said to be $g$normal if its base $g$ expansion contains every finite sequence of digits with the expected limiting frequency. Let $\phi$ denote Euler's totient function, let $\sigma$ be the sumofdivisors function, and let $\lambda$ be Carmichael's lambdafunction. We show that if $f$ is any function formed by composing $\phi$, $\sigma$, or $\lambda$, then the number
\[ 0. f(1) f(2) f(3) \dots \]
obtained by concatenating the base $g$ digits of successive $f$values is $g$normal. We also prove the same result if the inputs $1, 2, 3, \dots$ are replaced with the primes $2, 3, 5, \dots$. The proof is an adaptation of a method introduced by Copeland and ErdÅs in 1946 to prove the $10$normality of $0.235711131719\ldots$.
Keywords:normal number, Euler function, sumofdivisors function, Carmichael lambdafunction, Champernowne's number Categories:11K16, 11A63, 11N25, 11N37 

20. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 551)
21. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 495)
 Fujita, Yasutsugu; Miyazaki, Takafumi

JeÅmanowicz' Conjecture with Congruence Relations. II
Let $a,b$ and $c$ be primitive Pythagorean numbers such that
$a^{2}+b^{2}=c^{2}$ with $b$ even.
In this paper, we show that if $b_0 \equiv \epsilon \pmod{a}$
with $\epsilon \in \{\pm1\}$
for certain positive divisors $b_0$ of $b$,
then the Diophantine equation $a^{x}+b^{y}=c^z$ has only the
positive solution $(x,y,z)=(2,2,2)$.
Keywords:exponential Diophantine equations, Pythagorean triples, Pell equations Categories:11D61, 11D09 

22. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 538)
 Ide, Joshua; Jones, Lenny

Infinite Families of $A_4$Sextic Polynomials
In this article we develop a test to determine whether a sextic
polynomial that is irreducible over $\mathbb{Q}$ has Galois group isomorphic
to the alternating group $A_4$. This test does not involve the
computation of resolvents, and we use this test to construct several
infinite families of such polynomials.
Keywords:Galois group, sextic polynomial, inverse Galois theory, irreducible polynomial Categories:12F10, 12F12, 11R32, 11R09 

23. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 485)
 Franc, Cameron; Mason, Geoffrey

Fourier Coefficients of Vectorvalued Modular Forms of Dimension $2$
We prove the following Theorem. Suppose that $F=(f_1, f_2)$ is a $2$dimensional vectorvalued modular form
on $\operatorname{SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})$ whose component functions $f_1, f_2$ have rational Fourier coefficients
with bounded denominators. Then $f_1$ and $f_2$ are classical modular forms on a congruence subgroup of the modular group.
Keywords:vectorvalued modular form, modular group, bounded denominators Categories:11F41, 11G99 

24. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 845)
 Lei, Antonio

Factorisation of Twovariable $p$adic $L$functions
Let $f$ be a modular form which is nonordinary at $p$. Loeffler has
recently constructed four twovariable $p$adic $L$functions
associated to $f$. In the case where $a_p=0$, he showed that, as in
the onevariable case, Pollack's plus and minus splitting applies to
these new objects. In this article, we show that such a splitting can
be generalised to the case where $a_p\ne0$ using Sprung's logarithmic
matrix.
Keywords:modular forms, padic Lfunctions, supersingular primes Categories:11S40, 11S80 

25. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 877)
 Schoen, Tomasz

On Convolutions of Convex Sets and Related Problems
We prove some results concerning covolutions, the
additive energy and sumsets of convex sets and its generalizations. In
particular, we show that if a set $A=\{a_1,\dots,a_n\}_\lt \subseteq
\mathbb R$ has
the property that for every fixed
$1\leqslant d\lt n,$ all differences $a_ia_{id}$, $d\lt i\lt n,$ are distinct, then
$A+A\gg A^{3/2+c}$ for a constant $c\gt 0.$
Keywords:convex sets, additive energy, sumsets Category:11B99 
