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We prove a quantitative partial result in support of the dynamical Mordell–Lang conjecture (also known as the DML conjecture) in positive characteristic. More precisely, we show the following: given a field K of characteristic p, a semiabelian variety X defined over a finite subfield of K and endowed with a regular self-map $\Phi :X{\longrightarrow } X$ defined over K, a point $\alpha \in X(K)$ and a subvariety $V\subseteq X$, then the set of all nonnegative integers n such that $\Phi ^n(\alpha )\in V(K)$ is a union of finitely many arithmetic progressions along with a subset S with the property that there exists a positive real number A (depending only on X, $\Phi $, $\alpha $ and V) such that for each positive integer M,
We show that in a parametric family of linear recurrence sequences
$a_1(\alpha ) f_1(\alpha )^n + \cdots + a_k(\alpha ) f_k(\alpha )^n$
with the coefficients
$a_i$
and characteristic roots
$f_i$
,
$i=1, \ldots ,k$
, given by rational functions over some number field, for all but a set of elements
$\alpha $
of bounded height in the algebraic closure of
${\mathbb Q}$
, the Skolem problem is solvable, and the existence of a zero in such a sequence can be effectively decided. We also discuss several related questions.
Recently E. Bombieri and N. M. Katz (2010) demonstrated that several well-known results about the distribution of values of linear recurrence sequences lead to interesting statements for Frobenius traces of algebraic curves. Here we continue this line of study and establish the Möbius randomness law quantitatively for the normalised form of Frobenius traces.
We obtain a lower bound on the largest prime factor of the denominator of rational numbers in the Cantor set. This gives a stronger version of a recent result of Schleischitz [‘On intrinsic and extrinsic rational approximation to Cantor sets’, Ergodic Theory Dyn. Syst. to appear] obtained via a different argument.
Such a sequence is eventually periodic and we denote by $P(n)$ the maximal period of such sequences for given odd $n$. We prove a lower bound for $P(n)$ by counting certain partitions. We then estimate the size of these partitions via the multiplicative order of two modulo $n$.
We obtain a new lower bound on the size of the value set $\mathscr{V}(f)=f(\mathbb{F}_{p})$ of a sparse polynomial $f\in \mathbb{F}_{p}[X]$ over a finite field of $p$ elements when $p$ is prime. This bound is uniform with respect to the degree and depends on some natural arithmetic properties of the degrees of the monomial terms of $f$ and the number of these terms. Our result is stronger than those that can be extracted from the bounds on multiplicities of individual values in $\mathscr{V}(f)$.
We obtain a non-trivial bound for cancellations between the Kloosterman sums modulo a large prime power with a prime argument running over very short intervals, which in turn is based on a new estimate on bilinear sums of Kloosterman sums. These results are analogues of those obtained by various authors for Kloosterman sums modulo a prime. However, the underlying technique is different and allows us to obtain non-trivial results starting from much shorter ranges.
We improve some previously known deterministic algorithms for finding integer solutions $x,y$ to the exponential equation of the form $af^{x}+bg^{y}=c$ over finite fields.
We obtain a nontrivial upper bound for almost all elements of the sequences of real numbers which are multiplicative and at the prime indices are distributed according to the Sato–Tate density. Examples of such sequences come from coefficients of several L-functions of elliptic curves and modular forms. In particular, we show that |τ(n)| ⩽ n11/2(logn)−1/2+o(1) for a set of n of asymptotic density 1, where τ(n) is the Ramanujan τ function while the standard argument yields log 2 instead of −1/2 in the power of the logarithm. Another consequence of our result is that in the number of representations of n by a binary quadratic form one has slightly more than square-root cancellations for almost all integers n.
In addition, we obtain a central limit theorem for such sequences, assuming a weak hypothesis on the rate of convergence to the Sato–Tate law. For Fourier coefficients of primitive holomorphic cusp forms such a hypothesis is known conditionally and might be within reach unconditionally using the currently established potential automorphy.
$$\begin{eqnarray}\mathfrak{P}_{n}=\mathop{\prod }_{\substack{ p \\ s_{p}(n)\geqslant p}}p,\end{eqnarray}$$
where $p$ runs over primes and $s_{p}(n)$ is the sum of the base $p$ digits of $n$. For all $n$ we prove that $\mathfrak{P}_{n}$ is divisible by all “small” primes with at most one exception. We also show that $\mathfrak{P}_{n}$ is large and has many prime factors exceeding $\sqrt{n}$, with the largest one exceeding $n^{20/37}$. We establish Kellner’s conjecture that the number of prime factors exceeding $\sqrt{n}$ grows asymptotically as $\unicode[STIX]{x1D705}\sqrt{n}/\text{log}\,n$ for some constant $\unicode[STIX]{x1D705}$ with $\unicode[STIX]{x1D705}=2$. Further, we compare the sizes of $\mathfrak{P}_{n}$ and $\mathfrak{P}_{n+1}$, leading to the somewhat surprising conclusion that although $\mathfrak{P}_{n}$ tends to infinity with $n$, the inequality $\mathfrak{P}_{n}>\mathfrak{P}_{n+1}$ is more frequent than its reverse.
We show, under some natural restrictions, that orbits of polynomials cannot contain too many elements of small multiplicative order modulo a large prime p. We also show that for all but finitely many initial points either the multiplicative order of this point or the length of the orbit it generates (both modulo a large prime p) is large. The approach is based on the results of Dvornicich and Zannier (Duke Math. J.139 (2007), 527–554) and Ostafe (2017) on roots of unity in polynomial orbits over the algebraic closure of the field of rational numbers.
We improve a recent result of B. Hanson [Estimates for character sums with various convolutions. Preprint, 2015, arXiv:1509.04354] on multiplicative character sums with expressions of the type $a+b+cd$ and variables $a,b,c,d$ from four distinct sets of a finite field. We also consider similar sums with $a+b(c+d)$. Our new bounds rely on some recent advances in additive combinatorics.
where $\,\mathbf{e}_{p}(z)$ is a non-trivial additive character of the prime finite field $\mathbb{F}_{p}$ of $p$ elements, with integers $U$, $V$, a polynomial $f\in \mathbb{F}_{p}[X]$ and some complex weights $\{\unicode[STIX]{x1D6FC}_{u}\}$, $\{\unicode[STIX]{x1D6FD}_{v}\}$. In particular, for $f(X)=aX+b$, we obtain new bounds of bilinear sums with Kloosterman fractions. We also obtain new bounds for similar sums with multiplicative characters of $\mathbb{F}_{p}$.
modulo a prime $p$, with variables $1\leq x_{i}\leq h$, $i=1,\ldots ,{\it\nu}$ and arbitrary integers $s_{j},{\it\lambda}_{j}$, $j=1,\ldots ,m$, for a parameter $h$ significantly smaller than $p$. We also mention some applications of this bound.
Given a finite field of q elements, we consider a trajectory of the map associated with a polynomial ]. Using bounds of character sums, under some mild condition on f, we show that for an appropriate constant C > 0 no N ⩾ Cq½ distinct consecutive elements of such a trajectory are contained in a small subgroup of , improving the trivial lower bound . Using a different technique, we also obtain a similar result for very small values of N. These results are multiplicative analogues of several recently obtained bounds on the length of intervals containing N distinct consecutive elements of such a trajectory.
For an elliptic curve $E/\mathbb{Q}$ without complex multiplication we study the distribution of Atkin and Elkies primes $\ell$, on average, over all good reductions of $E$ modulo primes $p$. We show that, under the generalized Riemann hypothesis, for almost all primes $p$ there are enough small Elkies primes $\ell$ to ensure that the Schoof–Elkies–Atkin point-counting algorithm runs in $(\log p)^{4+o(1)}$ expected time.
We obtain new bounds of multivariate exponential sums with monomials, when the variables run over rather short intervals. Furthermore, we use the same method to derive estimates on similar sums with multiplicative characters to which previously known methods do not apply. In particular, in the case of multiplicative characters modulo a prime $\def \xmlpi #1{}\def \mathsfbi #1{\boldsymbol {\mathsf {#1}}}\let \le =\leqslant \let \leq =\leqslant \let \ge =\geqslant \let \geq =\geqslant \def \Pr {\mathit {Pr}}\def \Fr {\mathit {Fr}}\def \Rey {\mathit {Re}}p$ we break the barrier of $p^{1/4}$ for ranges of individual variables.
with a multiplicative character ${\it\chi}$ modulo $p$ where ${\mathcal{I}}=\{1,\dots ,H\}$ and ${\mathcal{G}}$ is a subgroup of order $T$ of the multiplicative group of the finite field of $p$ elements. A nontrivial upper bound on $S_{{\it\chi}}(a,{\mathcal{I}},{\mathcal{G}})$ can be derived from the Burgess bound if $H\geq p^{1/4+{\it\varepsilon}}$ and from some standard elementary arguments if $T\geq p^{1/2+{\it\varepsilon}}$, where ${\it\varepsilon}>0$ is arbitrary. We obtain a nontrivial estimate in a wider range of parameters $H$ and $T$. We also estimate double sums