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Almost All Primes Can be Quickly Certified
"... This paper presents a new probabilistic primality test. Upon termination the test outputs "composite" or "prime", along with a short proof of correctness, which can be verified in deterministic polynomial time. The test is different from the tests of Miller [M], SolovayStrassen [SSI, and Rabin [R] ..."
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This paper presents a new probabilistic primality test. Upon termination the test outputs "composite" or "prime", along with a short proof of correctness, which can be verified in deterministic polynomial time. The test is different from the tests of Miller [M], SolovayStrassen [SSI, and Rabin [R] in that its assertions of primality are certain, rather than being correct with high probability or dependent on an unproven assumption. Thc test terminates in expected polynomial time on all but at most an exponentially vanishing fraction of the inputs of length k, for every k. This result implies: • There exist an infinite set of primes which can be recognized in expected polynomial time. • Large certified primes can be generated in expected polynomial time. Under a very plausible condition on the distribution of primes in "small" intervals, the proposed algorithm can be shown'to run in expected polynomial time on every input. This
Harald Cramér and the distribution of prime numbers
 Scandanavian Actuarial J
, 1995
"... “It is evident that the primes are randomly distributed but, unfortunately, we don’t know what ‘random ’ means. ” — R. C. Vaughan (February 1990). After the first world war, Cramér began studying the distribution of prime numbers, guided by Riesz and MittagLeffler. His works then, and later in the ..."
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“It is evident that the primes are randomly distributed but, unfortunately, we don’t know what ‘random ’ means. ” — R. C. Vaughan (February 1990). After the first world war, Cramér began studying the distribution of prime numbers, guided by Riesz and MittagLeffler. His works then, and later in the midthirties, have had a profound influence on the way mathematicians think about the distribution of prime numbers. In this article, we shall focus on how Cramér’s ideas have directed and motivated research ever since. One can only fully appreciate the significance of Cramér’s contributions by viewing his work in the appropriate historical context. We shall begin our discussion with the ideas of the ancient Greeks, Euclid and Eratosthenes. Then we leap in time to the nineteenth century, to the computations and heuristics of Legendre and Gauss, the extraordinarily analytic insights of Dirichlet and Riemann, and the crowning glory of these ideas, the proof the “Prime Number Theorem ” by Hadamard and de la Vallée Poussin in 1896. We pick up again in the 1920’s with the questions asked by Hardy and Littlewood,
Dedekind Zeta Functions and the Complexity of Hilbert’s Nullstellensatz
, 2008
"... Let HN denote the problem of determining whether a system of multivariate polynomials with integer coefficients has a complex root. It has long been known that HN ∈P = ⇒ P =NP and, thanks to recent work of Koiran, it is now known that the truth of the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis (GRH) yields the ..."
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Let HN denote the problem of determining whether a system of multivariate polynomials with integer coefficients has a complex root. It has long been known that HN ∈P = ⇒ P =NP and, thanks to recent work of Koiran, it is now known that the truth of the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis (GRH) yields the implication HN ̸∈P = ⇒ P ̸=NP. We show that the assumption of GRH in the latter implication can be replaced by either of two more plausible hypotheses from analytic number theory. The first is an effective short interval Prime Ideal Theorem with explicit dependence on the underlying field, while the second can be interpreted as a quantitative statement on the higher moments of the zeroes of Dedekind zeta functions. In particular, both assumptions can still hold even if GRH is false. We thus obtain a new application of Dedekind zero estimates to computational algebraic geometry. Along the way, we also apply recent explicit algebraic and analytic estimates, some due to Silberman and Sombra, which may be of independent interest.
Upper bounds on Lfunctions at the edge of the critical strip, Int
 MR 2595006 (2011a:11160) 34 Erez Lapid and Keith Ouellette, Truncation of Eisenstein series
"... In this paper, we are concerned with establishing bounds for L(1) where L(s) is a general Lfunction, and specifically, we shall be most interested in the case where no good bound for the size of the coefficients of the Lfunction is known. In this case, results are available due to Iwaniec [9], [10 ..."
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In this paper, we are concerned with establishing bounds for L(1) where L(s) is a general Lfunction, and specifically, we shall be most interested in the case where no good bound for the size of the coefficients of the Lfunction is known. In this case, results are available due to Iwaniec [9], [10],
Turán’s problem 10 revisited
, 2008
"... In this paper we prove that inf max n∑ z ν k ∣ = √ n + O ( n 0.2625+ǫ). (ǫ> 0) zk≥1 ν=1,...,n2 k=1 This improves on the bound inf max n∑ zk≥1 ν=1,...,n2 z k=1 ν k ∣ ≤ √ 6n log(1 + n2) of Erdős and Renyi. In the special case of n + 1 being a prime we have previously obtained the much sharper ..."
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In this paper we prove that inf max n∑ z ν k ∣ = √ n + O ( n 0.2625+ǫ). (ǫ> 0) zk≥1 ν=1,...,n2 k=1 This improves on the bound inf max n∑ zk≥1 ν=1,...,n2 z k=1 ν k ∣ ≤ √ 6n log(1 + n2) of Erdős and Renyi. In the special case of n + 1 being a prime we have previously obtained the much sharper result n ≤ inf max n∑ z ν k
Expander Graphs and Gaps between Primes
"... The explicit construction of infinite families of dregular graphs which are Ramanujan is known only in the case d−1 is a prime power. In this paper, we consider the case when d − 1 is not a prime power. The main result is that by perturbing known Ramanujan graphs and using results about gaps betwee ..."
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The explicit construction of infinite families of dregular graphs which are Ramanujan is known only in the case d−1 is a prime power. In this paper, we consider the case when d − 1 is not a prime power. The main result is that by perturbing known Ramanujan graphs and using results about gaps between consecutive primes, we are able to construct infinite families of “almost ” Ramanujan graphs for almost every value of d. More precisely, for any fixed ǫ> 0 and for almost every value of d (in the sense of natural density), there are infinitely many dregular graphs such that all the nontrivial eigenvalues of the adjacency matrices of these graphs have absolute value less than (2 + ǫ) √ d − 1. 1
Primes in almost all short intervals and the distribution of the zeros of the Riemann zetafunction
"... We study the relations between the distribution of the zeros of the Riemann zetafunction and the distribution of primes in "almost all" short intervals. It is well known that a relation like #(x)#(xy) holds for almost all x [N, 2N ] in a range for y that depends on the width of the available ..."
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We study the relations between the distribution of the zeros of the Riemann zetafunction and the distribution of primes in "almost all" short intervals. It is well known that a relation like #(x)#(xy) holds for almost all x [N, 2N ] in a range for y that depends on the width of the available zerofree regions for the Riemann zetafunction, and also on the strength of density bounds for the zeros themselves. We also study implications in the opposite direction: assuming that an asymptotic formula like the above is valid for almost all x in a given range of values for y, we find zerofree regions or density bounds.
Limitations to the Equidistribution of Primes III
 Comp. Math
, 1992
"... : In an earlier paper [FG] we showed that the expected asymptotic formula ß(x; q; a) ¸ ß(x)=OE(q) does not hold uniformly in the range q ! x= log N x, for any fixed N ? 0. There are several reasons to suspect that the expected asymptotic formula might hold, for large values of q, when a is kept f ..."
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: In an earlier paper [FG] we showed that the expected asymptotic formula ß(x; q; a) ¸ ß(x)=OE(q) does not hold uniformly in the range q ! x= log N x, for any fixed N ? 0. There are several reasons to suspect that the expected asymptotic formula might hold, for large values of q, when a is kept fixed. However, by a new construction, we show herein that this fails in the same ranges, for a fixed and, indeed, for almost all a satisfying 0 ! jaj ! x= log N x. 1. Introduction. For any positive integer q and integer a coprime to q, we have the asymptotic formula (1:1) ß(x; q; a) ¸ ß(x) OE(q) as x ! 1, for the number ß(x; q; a) of primes p x with p j a (mod q), where ß(x) is the number of primes x, and OE is Euler's function. In fact (1.1) is known to hold uniformly for (1:2) q ! log N x and all (a; q) = 1, for every fixed N ? 0 (the SiegelWalfisz Theorem), for almost all q ! x 1=2 = log 2+" x and all (a; q) = 1 (the BombieriVinogradov Theorem) and for almost all q !...
On the Number of Divisors of n!
"... Several results involving d(n!) are obtained, where d(m) denotes the number of positive divisors of m. These include estimates for d(n!)/d((n  1)!), d(n!)  d((n  1)!), as well as the least number K with d((n +K)!)/d(n!) # 2. 1 ..."
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Several results involving d(n!) are obtained, where d(m) denotes the number of positive divisors of m. These include estimates for d(n!)/d((n  1)!), d(n!)  d((n  1)!), as well as the least number K with d((n +K)!)/d(n!) # 2. 1