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226. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 263)

Choie, Youngju; Lee, Min Ho
Mellin Transforms of Mixed Cusp Forms
We define generalized Mellin transforms of mixed cusp forms, show their convergence, and prove that the function obtained by such a Mellin transform of a mixed cusp form satisfies a certain functional equation. We also prove that a mixed cusp form can be identified with a holomorphic form of the highest degree on an elliptic variety.

Categories:11F12, 11F66, 11M06, 14K05

227. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 129)

Baker, Andrew
Hecke Operations and the Adams $E_2$-Term Based on Elliptic Cohomology
Hecke operators are used to investigate part of the $\E_2$-term of the Adams spectral sequence based on elliptic homology. The main result is a derivation of $\Ext^1$ which combines use of classical Hecke operators and $p$-adic Hecke operators due to Serre.

Keywords:Adams spectral sequence, elliptic cohomology, Hecke operators
Categories:55N20, 55N22, 55T15, 11F11, 11F25

228. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 78)

González, Josep
Fermat Jacobians of Prime Degree over Finite Fields
We study the splitting of Fermat Jacobians of prime degree $\ell$ over an algebraic closure of a finite field of characteristic $p$ not equal to $\ell$. We prove that their decomposition is determined by the residue degree of $p$ in the cyclotomic field of the $\ell$-th roots of unity. We provide a numerical criterion that allows to compute the absolutely simple subvarieties and their multiplicity in the Fermat Jacobian.

Categories:11G20, 14H40

229. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 68)

Gittenberger, Bernhard; Thuswaldner, Jörg M.
The Moments of the Sum-Of-Digits Function in Number Fields
We consider the asymptotic behavior of the moments of the sum-of-digits function of canonical number systems in number fields. Using Delange's method we obtain the main term and smaller order terms which contain periodic fluctuations.

Categories:11A63, 11N60

230. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 25)

Brown, Tom C.; Graham, Ronald L.; Landman, Bruce M.
On the Set of Common Differences in van der Waerden's Theorem on Arithmetic Progressions
Analogues of van der Waerden's theorem on arithmetic progressions are considered where the family of all arithmetic progressions, $\AP$, is replaced by some subfamily of $\AP$. Specifically, we want to know for which sets $A$, of positive integers, the following statement holds: for all positive integers $r$ and $k$, there exists a positive integer $n= w'(k,r)$ such that for every $r$-coloring of $[1,n]$ there exists a monochromatic $k$-term arithmetic progression whose common difference belongs to $A$. We will call any subset of the positive integers that has the above property {\em large}. A set having this property for a specific fixed $r$ will be called {\em $r$-large}. We give some necessary conditions for a set to be large, including the fact that every large set must contain an infinite number of multiples of each positive integer. Also, no large set $\{a_{n}: n=1,2,\dots\}$ can have $\liminf\limits_{n \rightarrow \infty} \frac{a_{n+1}}{a_{n}} > 1$. Sufficient conditions for a set to be large are also given. We show that any set containing $n$-cubes for arbitrarily large $n$, is a large set. Results involving the connection between the notions of ``large'' and ``2-large'' are given. Several open questions and a conjecture are presented.

Categories:11B25, 05D10

231. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 488)

Sun, Heng
Remarks on certain metaplectic groups
We study metaplectic coverings of the adelized group of a split connected reductive group $G$ over a number field $F$. Assume its derived group $G'$ is a simply connected simple Chevalley group. The purpose is to provide some naturally defined sections for the coverings with good properties which might be helpful when we carry some explicit calculations in the theory of automorphic forms on metaplectic groups. Specifically, we \begin{enumerate} \item construct metaplectic coverings of $G({\Bbb A})$ from those of $G'({\Bbb A})$; \item for any non-archimedean place $v$, show the section for a covering of $G(F_{v})$ constructed from a Steinberg section is an isomorphism, both algebraically and topologically in an open subgroup of $G(F_{v})$; \item define a global section which is a product of local sections on a maximal torus, a unipotent subgroup and a set of representatives for the Weyl group.

Categories:20G10, 11F75

232. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 328)

Mollin, R. A.
Class number one and prime-producing quadratic polynomials revisited
Over a decade ago, this author produced class number one criteria for real quadratic fields in terms of prime-producing quadratic polynomials. The purpose of this article is to revisit the problem from a new perspective with new criteria. We look at the more general situation involving arbitrary real quadratic orders rather than the more restrictive field case, and use the interplay between the various orders to provide not only more general results, but also simpler proofs.

Categories:11R11, 11R09, 11R29

233. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 335)

Codecà, P.; Nair, M.

234. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 187)

Loh, W. K. A.
Exponential sums on reduced residue systems
The aim of this article is to obtain an upper bound for the exponential sums $\sum e(f(x)/q)$, where the summation runs from $x=1$ to $x=q$ with $(x,q)=1$ and $e(\alpha)$ denotes $\exp(2\pi i\alpha)$. We shall show that the upper bound depends only on the values of $q$ and $s$, %% where $s$ is the number of terms in the polynomial $f(x)$.

Category:11L07

235. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 158)

Gaál, István
Power integral bases in composits of number fields
In the present paper we consider the problem of finding power integral bases in number fields which are composits of two subfields with coprime discriminants. Especially, we consider imaginary quadratic extensions of totally real cyclic number fields of prime degree. As an example we solve the index form equation completely in a two parametric family of fields of degree $10$ of this type.

Categories:11D57, 11R21

236. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 86)

Lubinsky, D. S.
On \lowercase{$q$}-exponential functions for \lowercase{$|q| =1$}
We discuss the $q$-exponential functions $e_q$, $E_q$ for $q$ on the unit circle, especially their continuity in $q$, and analogues of the limit relation $ \lim_{q\rightarrow 1}e_q((1-q)z)=e^z$.

Keywords:$q$-series, $q$-exponentials
Categories:33D05, 11A55, 11K70

237. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 71)

Hurrelbrink, Jurgen; Rehmann, Ulf
Splitting patterns and trace forms
The splitting pattern of a quadratic form $q$ over a field $k$ consists of all distinct Witt indices that occur for $q$ over extension fields of $k$. In small dimensions, the complete list of splitting patterns of quadratic forms is known. We show that {\it all\/} splitting patterns of quadratic forms of dimension at most nine can be realized by trace forms.

Keywords:Quadratic forms, Witt indices, generic splitting.
Category:11E04

238. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 15)

Brown, Tom; Shiue, Peter Jau-Shyong; Yu, X. Y.
Sequences with translates containing many primes
Garrison [3], Forman [2], and Abel and Siebert [1] showed that for all positive integers $k$ and $N$, there exists a positive integer $\lambda$ such that $n^k+\lambda$ is prime for at least $N$ positive integers $n$. In other words, there exists $\lambda$ such that $n^k+\lambda$ represents at least $N$ primes. We give a quantitative version of this result. We show that there exists $\lambda \leq x^k$ such that $n^k+\lambda$, $1\leq n\leq x$, represents at least $(\frac 1k+o(1)) \pi(x)$ primes, as $x\rightarrow \infty$. We also give some related results.

Category:11A48

239. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 125)

Boyd, David W.
Uniform approximation to Mahler's measure in several variables
If $f(x_1,\dots,x_k)$ is a polynomial with complex coefficients, the Mahler measure of $f$, $M(f)$ is defined to be the geometric mean of $|f|$ over the $k$-torus $\Bbb T^k$. We construct a sequence of approximations $M_n(f)$ which satisfy $-d2^{-n}\log 2 + \log M_n(f) \le \log M(f) \le \log M_n(f)$. We use these to prove that $M(f)$ is a continuous function of the coefficients of $f$ for polynomials of fixed total degree $d$. Since $M_n(f)$ can be computed in a finite number of arithmetic operations from the coefficients of $f$ this also demonstrates an effective (but impractical) method for computing $M(f)$ to arbitrary accuracy.

Categories:11R06, 11K16, 11Y99
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