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Derivatives, discrete and continuous, of $(1/\sqrt{n})\cos (t\log n)$ and $(1/\sqrt{n})\sin (t\log n)$ and Cauchy-Riemann equations

For any arithmetical function $f(n)$, we define its derivative to be $f'(n)=f(n)\cdot \log n$ for $n\geq 1$ (see for example [1], page 45 or Wikipedia). Fact. The functions $u(n,t)=(1/\sqrt{n})\...
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To prove $\phi(mn)\phi(d)=\phi(m)\phi(n)d$ without explicitly computing the phi function values

If $m,n$ are positive integers with g.c.d.$(m,n)=d$ , then we can show by explicitly computing respective totients that $\phi(mn)\phi(d)=\phi(m)\phi(n)d$, I want to know, is there any more elegant way ...
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Numbers $n$ such that Mertens' function is zero.

OEIS (A028442) lists the Numbers n such that Mertens' function $$ M(n)=\sum_{k=1}^n\mu(k) $$ is zero: 2, 39, 40, 58, 65, 93, 101, 145, 149, 150, 159, 160, 163, 164, 166, 214, 231, 232, 235, 236, ...
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Ramanujan's tau function identity

While studying Ramanujan's tau function, I observed that the function satisfies a beautiful identity that I had not seen previously in the literature. Let $\tau(n)$ be Ramanujan's tau function, such ...
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How can I show that $\phi(m) \mid \phi(n)$? [duplicate]

I want to prove that: $$\text{ if } m,n \geq 1 \text{ and } m \mid n,\text{ then } \phi(m) \mid \phi(n).$$ How can I show this? I thought the following: $$m \mid n \Rightarrow \exists k \in \...
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Looking an asymptotic for $\sum_{k\leq x}\Lambda(k)e^k$, where $\Lambda (n)$ is the von Mangoldt function

Using Abel's identity (see Theorem 4.2 in page 77 of [1]) and Prime Number Theorem (Theorem 4.4 in page 75) I compute $$\frac{1}{x}\sum_{k\leq x}\Lambda(k)e^k\sim 1\cdot e^x-\frac{1}{x}\int_1^x \psi(...
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Formula for $\sum_{d|n} \frac {\mu(d)}d$

I feel like I've seen a formula somewhere for $\displaystyle \sum_{d|n} \frac {\mu(d)}d$, but I can't remember what it is and can't find it. Does anybody know of a formula?
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Prove that the Möbius function is multiplicative

I'm studying algebra, and I came across some questions on multiplicative functions (that should be number theory though?). One is: prove that mobius function is multiplicative. But I've not been given ...
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Prove that for all $n\in\mathbb{N}$, $\frac{s(n)}{d(n)}\geq \sqrt n$

Prove that for all $n\in\mathbb{N}$ $$\frac{s(n)}{d(n)}\geq \sqrt n$$ where $s(n) = \sum_{d|n} d$ and $d(n) = \sum_{d|n} 1$. Being honest, study some time arithmetic functions, and can not enchegar ...
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An identity involving $[\sigma(n)]^2$

For a positive integer $n$, let $\sigma(n)$ denote the sum of the divisors of $n$. For example, $\sigma(1)=1$, $\sigma(2)=3$, $\sigma(4)=7$, etc. I would like to prove the following identity: For ...
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Hints to compute if exists $\lim_{n\to\infty}\sum_{k=1}^n\sigma(k^2)/\sum_{k=1}^n\sigma(k)$, which $\sigma(n)=\sum_{d\mid n}d$, and other question

I would like receive hints at least for one of the following problems, these are going from experiments. Can you provide to me hints for at least one of the following problems? I will try put the ...
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The sum $\sum_{n\leq x}\sum_{\substack{1\leq k\leq n \\ gdc(k,n)=1}}cos^2\pi \frac{k}{n}$ diverges as $x$, when $x$ tends to infitity

I want to know if it is possible find an easy proof (this is without an use of an strong result) of Question. Prove that the following sum diverges as $x\to\infty$ $$\sum_{n\leq x}\sum_{\...
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A sum regarding prime factorization

Prime factorization of $n$ is $n = p_1^{a_1}p_2^{a_2}p_3^{a_3}\cdots p_k^{a_k}$ Let $f(n) = \left((p_1^{a_1}+1)(p_2^{a_2}+1)(p_3^{a_3}+1)\cdots(p_k^{a_k}+1)\right)$ I want to find the value of $$\...
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What's the meaning of this $(m,n) = 1$

I'm reading this pdf http://rutherglen.science.mq.edu.au/wchen/lndpnfolder/dpn01.pdf I understand some of the expression used in this but I don't understand the part $(m,n) = 1$ Is this a cartesian ...
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Is there a friendly pair $\{a, b\}$ where both $a$ and $b$ are odd?

Let $\sigma(x)$ denote the sum of the divisors of a positive integer $x$. $\{y, z\}$ is said to be a friendly pair if $$I(y) = I(z),$$ where $I(x) = \sigma(x)/x$ is the abundancy index of $x$. As ...
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Order of a function related to divisors

Let $f(n)=\max(\{d(ab):\ a,b\le n\})$ where $d(m)$ is the number of divisors of $m.$ What is the order of $f$? In particular I'm looking for an asymptotic upper bound.
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Show that $\sigma(n) = \sum_{d|n} \phi(n) d(\frac{n}{d})$

This is a homework question and I am to show that $$\sigma(n) = \sum_{d|n} \phi(n) d\left(\frac{n}{d}\right)$$ where $\sigma(n) = \sum_{d|n}d$, $d(n) = \sum_{d|n} 1 $ and $\phi$ is the Euler Phi ...
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Estimate for $\sum_{q=1}^{M}\frac{\varphi(q)}{q^{2}}$ Related to Bourgain Paper [duplicate]

Let $N\gg 1$ be a large parameter, which I ultimately want to let tend to infinity. I am reading an old paper of Bourgain, where he claims the lower bound (Equation 2.50, pg. 118) $$\sum_{q=1}^{N^{1/...
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Can you give an understandable strategy to compute the asymptotic behaviour of $\sum_{2\leq n\leq x}\frac{\Lambda(n)Li(n)}{n}$?

First I am looking a discussion about if the statements that I've deduced will find a good asymptotic formula, what of them you can discard as non useful,or one better than other, and ... second my ...
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Can you prove this identity involving the divisor sum function?

Let $$\sigma(n)=\sum_{d\mid n}d$$ the sum of divisor function. I've deduced, but I don't know how prove directly $$\sigma(n)=\sum_{m=1}^{n}\sum_{k=1}^{m}(-1)^{nk}\cos\left(\frac{\pi n(2-m)k}{m}\...
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What about $\lim_{n\to\infty}\frac{\sum_{k=1}^n s_k\mu(k)}{n}$, for the zeros of Dirichlet eta function $s_k=1+\frac{2\pi k}{\log 2}i$ with $k\geq 1$?

Let for integers $k\geq 1$ the corresponding zeros of Dirichlet eta function of the form $$s_k=1+\frac{2\pi k}{\log 2}i,$$ then we can consider the following puzzle, when we multiply previous ...
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find all positive integers n such that $\phi(n)+\sigma(n)=2n$.

I'm asked to find all integers n such that $\phi(n)+\sigma(n)=2n.$ I know that when n is a prime, $\phi(n)+\sigma(n)=(n-1)+(n+1)=2n.$ My guess is that n can only be primes, and I want to derive a ...
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Convolution identity involving the Möbius function $\sum_{d|n,d>0} |\mu(d)| = 2^{\omega(n)}$

I'm learning about the Möbius Inversion Formula but I'm stuck on an exercise which involves the Möbius function. Let $n\in\mathbb{Z}$ with $n>0$ and let $\omega(n)$ denote the number of distinct ...
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Chebyshev's first $\vartheta(x)$ function question

This was an exercise using the first Chebyshev function, $\vartheta(x)= \sum_{p \leq x} \log p.$ The question is simply how to prove (2) below, the rest is my two thoughts on how to proceed. [Edit: ...
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Proving an identity of the Möbius function and Euler’s totient function product

Could anyone kindly help me to prove that $$ \sum_{d|n} \mu(d) \varphi(d) = 0 $$ for all even integers $ n \geq 2 $, where $ \mu $ is the Möbius function and $ \varphi $ is Euler’s totient function? ...
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does the surd $\sqrt[p-1]{p}$ for prime $p$ occur in any context?

for any prime $p \in \mathbb{N}$ use the corresponding symbol $q$ to denote the quantity $$q=p^{\frac1{p-1}}$$ and for $n \in \mathbb{N}$ define: $$ Q_n= \prod_{p \le n} q $$ empty products evaluate ...
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Minimal $x$ for which $\phi(k) > n$ for all $k > x$

It's well-known that $$ \liminf_n\frac{\varphi(n)\log\log n}{n}=e^{-\gamma} $$ and there exists an effective version $$ \varphi(n)>\frac {n}{e^\gamma\log\log n+\frac{3}{\log\log n}} $$ valid for $...
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how to show $\lim \sup_{n \to \infty} \frac{\phi(n+1)}{\phi(n)}= \infty$ and $\lim \inf_{n \to \infty} \frac{\phi(n+1)}{\phi(n)}= 0$?

Let $\phi (n)$ be the Euler's totient function . Thenhow to prove that the set $\{\dfrac{\phi(n+1)}{\phi(n)}: n \in \mathbb Z^+\}$ is unbounded above that is how to show $\lim \sup_{n \to \infty} \...
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Two sets with the same geometric and arithmetic means

There are two sets A and B with equal geometric mean and arithmetic mean. Each element of both sets is odd integer greater than 1. A = B ? Order of elements isn't important.
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Does the Fourier matrix $F_n$ represent a (tensor) multiplicative function?

At "Complex Hadamard Matrices", I found that, two Kronecker (tensor) products of Fourier matrices $k_1$ and $k_2$ are equivalent, if and only if $k_2$ can be obtained from $k_1$ by a combination of an ...
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Approximate how the Numbers $n$ such that Mertens' function is zero grow.

Is it possible to approximate how the "Numbers $n$ such that Mertens' function is zero" grow?
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Finding the GCD of $50!$ and $2^{50}$

I've been trying to figure out how $n!$ and $x^n$ are related (where x is an integer) for most of the morning - I know it must be the key to unlocking this problem. Up to this point I've only used ...
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The arithmetic function $\lambda(n)=(-1)^{a_1+\cdots +a_k}$

Define $\lambda(1)=1$, and if $n=p_1^{a_1}\cdots p_k^{a_k}$, define $$\lambda(n)=(-1)^{a_1+\cdots +a_k}$$ How can I see that $$\sum_{d\mid n}\lambda(d)=\begin{cases} 1 \,\,\text{ if $n$ is a square}\\...
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Proving $\phi(m)|\phi(n)$ whenever $m|n$ [duplicate]

Show that $\varphi(m)|\varphi(n) $ whenever $m|n$. I am stuck after writing the formula. I know that if $m$ divides $n$, that means one of the prime factors of $n$ would include $m$ or a multiple of ...
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how to compute the “Hamming total” of a symmetric group?

The Hamming distance between two binary numbers has an obvious analogue for numbers encoded using a base $\gt 2$. A different analogue is the following. Let $\sigma \in S_n$ be a permutation which ...
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On $\sigma(n)<n+\frac{n}{2}\log\frac{n+1}{n-1}+\frac{n}{4} \left(\sum_{\substack{d|n,1<d<n}}\log\frac{(n+d)(n+1)}{(n-d)(n-1)}\right)$

I've derived for $n>1$ and $\sigma(n)$ the sum of divisor function $\sum_{d|n}d$ the following inequality $$\sigma(n)<n+\frac{n}{2}\log\frac{n+1}{n-1}+\frac{n}{4} \left(\sum_{\substack{d|n,1<...
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Definition of “totient”

I had always taken the term "totient" to be defined by saying that the totient of a positive integer $n$ is the number of positive integers less than $n$ that are coprime to $n$. Thus, for example, ...
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A closed form for $\sum_{i\cdot j^k=n}(-1)^i$?

$$\alpha_k(n) \stackrel{\text{def.}}{=} \sum_{i\cdot j^k=n}(-1)^i.$$ Does a closed form exist for $\alpha_k(n)$? For low values of $k$: $$\alpha_0(n)=(-1)^n$$ $$\alpha_1(n)=\begin{cases} 2\nu_2(n)-\...
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Next asymptotic term of the average order of sigma

$$ \sum_{k=1}^n\sigma(k)=\frac{\pi^2}{12}n^2+O(n\log n). $$ Is the next asymptotic term known? That is, is there a monotonic increasing function $f(x)$ such that $$ \sum_{k=1}^n\sigma(k)=\frac{\pi^2}{...
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Perfect numbers of the form $12m+1$ and $\sum_{d\mid n}\frac{1}{\phi(d)}$, where $\phi(m)$ is Euler's totient function

If there are no mistakes combining Exercise 9 a) (Chapter 3, page 71) and Exercise (Chapter2, page 47) of Apostol's Introduction to Analytic Number Theory we can prove easily Lemma. If $n$ is a ...
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What inequalities similar Lagarias' statement are easy to prove?

Let $$H_n=1+\frac{1}{2}+\cdots+\frac{1}{n},$$ the nth harmonic number and $$\sigma(n)=\sum_{d\mid n}d,$$ the sum of divisor function, for example $\sigma(6)=12$. I believe that this could be a nice ...
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On Abel summation $\sum_{e<n\leq x}\left(\mu(n)\cdot\int_2^n\frac{ds}{\log s}\right)$, where $\mu(n)$ is the Möbius function

By Abel's identity for $Li (x)=\int_2^x\frac{ds}{\log s}$, $a(n)=\mu(n)$ the Möbius function and $[y=e,x]$ (see Theorem 4.2, page 77 of [1]) and an application of Fundamental Calculus Theorem we ...
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Infinite sum of a function $g(n)=\sum_{d|n \; d\ne n}g(d)$

Let the function $g:\Bbb{N}\to\Bbb{N}$ be defined as $$g(n)=\sum_{d|n \; d\ne n}g(d)$$ with $g(1)=1$, how can we evaluate a sum like $$\sum_{i=0}^\infty{g(15^i)\over15^i} \tag1$$ Need we find a ...
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for which values of the pair of integers $(n,k)$ is $p(n,k) =1+\frac{2^{k}-1}n$ is prime?

let $p(n,k)= 1+\frac{2^{k}-1}{n}$ for a positive integer $n,k$ -for which values of the pair of integers $(n,k)$ : $p(n,k)$ is prime ? Any help is very welcom .Thank you
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How to show that $\prod_{d/n} d = n^{\frac{\tau(n)}{2}}$ [duplicate]

set $ n, n \in \mathbb{N}$ and prove that $\prod_{d/n} d = n^{\frac{\tau(n)}{2}}$ ¨I have tried this¨ If $n > 1$ then $n = p_{1}^{\alpha_{1}}\cdot p_{2}^{\alpha_{2}}\cdots p_{k}^{\alpha_{k}}$ ...
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Sums involving square of Moebius function

I try to estimate the following sum: $$ \sum_{n \leq x}\mu(n)^2 f(n) $$ where $\mu(n)$ is a Moebius function and $f(n)$ is some multiplicative arithmetic function. If I understand it correctly it is ...
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Finding $m∈\mathbb N$ such that $d^n(m)$ is not a perfect square for any $n\geq1$

Let , for $k ∈\mathbb N$ , $d(k)$ denote the number of positive divisors of $k$ ; define $d^n (k)$ recursively as $d^1(k)=d(k)$ , for $n\geq1$ , $d^{n+1}(k)=d(d^n(k))$ , how do we find those $m∈\...
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how to prove $f$ is an arithmetic function with this property $\sum_{d\mid n} f(d)=n^2$

how to prove $f$ is an arithmetic function with this property $$\sum_{d\mid n} f(d)=n^2$$ Arithmetic function
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Solving $ f(\log x)$

A generalization of the conjecture $$\pi(x+x^{\theta}) - \pi(x) \sim \frac{x^\theta}{\log x} $$ (Ingham, 1937 or earlier) might be $$\Delta \pi_k = \pi_k((x+1)^2) - \pi_k(x^2)\sim \frac{x}{\log x}\...
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Any formulæ for products of consecutive cyclotomic polynomials?

I am interested in any information about coefficients of the polynomials $\Psi_n(x):=\prod_{k=1}^n\Phi_k(x)$, where $\Phi_k$ are the cyclotomic polynomials. I realize of course that this is a ...