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For questions about approximating real numbers by rational numbers.

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approximate a vector of complex numbers

Given a vector of complex number $\vec{z}=(z_1,\cdots, z_n)$ with $|z_i|=1$ and $z_i$ is not a root of unit, and a vector of complex numbers $\vec{r}=(r_1, \cdots, r_n)$ with $|r_i|=1$. Is it the case ...
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Existence of a simultaneous rational approximation of real numbers in (0,1)

I have a simple question the rational approximation of real vectors. Dirichlet's simultaneous approximation theorem states: Given any $d$ real numbers $\alpha_1,\ldots,\alpha_d$ and for every ...
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Irrationality of $\sum_{p\in\mathbb{P}} \frac{1}{2^{p}}$

Let $\mathbb{P}$ be the set of prime numbers, and consider $m=\displaystyle\sum_{p\in\mathbb{P}} \frac{1}{2^{p}}$. Is $m$ irrational? In the following paper, the author recalls several sufficient ...
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Does $\sqrt[n]{\left\lvert \sin(2^n) \right\rvert}$ have a limit?

The entire question is essentially given in the title: For $n$ a positive integer, does the sequence $x_n = \sqrt[n]{\left\lvert \sin(2^n) \right\rvert}$ have a limit as $n \to \infty$? ...
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Improving a diophantine approximation

Let $x\in \mathbb T^d=\mathbb R^d/\mathbb Z^d$ and $p/q\in\mathbb Q^d/\mathbb Z^d$ be such that $\|x-p/q\| \leqslant t$ (with $t$ small) and $q\leqslant Q$ can I say that for all $m\in\mathbb N^\star$ ...
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Bound to the Number of Solutions of the Thue-Siegel-Roth Theorem

I have to prove for an assignment that if the partial quotients of a number $x$ are $\frac{p_n}{q_n}$, and $$\limsup\frac{\log\log (q_n)\sqrt{\log n}}{n}=\infty$$ then $x$ is transcendental. I do not ...
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Cube roots don't sum up to integer

My question looks quite obvious, but I'm looking for a strict proof for this. (At least, I assume it's true what I claim.) Why can't the sum of two cube roots of positive non-perfect cubes be an ...
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Duffin-Schaeffer theorem/conjecture (counter)example

By the "easy" direction of Duffin-Schaeffer conjecture, it is known that if (*)$\sum_{q=1}^{\infty}\phi(q)f(q) < \infty$ (when $\phi(q)$ is euler totient function) then almost all numbers are not ...
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Least upper bound for a positive real sequence satisfying $|x_u−x_v|\cdot|u−v|>1$

The starting point of this question is the: IMO 1991, problem 6: Prove that for any $\alpha>1$, there exist a bounded real sequence $\{x_n\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ such that, if $u,v$ are distinct ...
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Show that a rational number has no good rational approximations

This is homework question. The teacher proved that if $a$ is irrational, there are infinitely many rational numbers $\frac{x}{y}$ such that $|\frac{x}{y} - a|<\frac{1}{y^2}$. What we need to ...
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finding rational complex numbers in a disk with least denominators

Suppose that I have a disk of radius $r$ around some complex $\alpha\in\mathbb{C}$: How would one find a complex number $g$ in that disk besides $\alpha$ such that $\mathrm{Re}(g)\in\mathbb{Q}$ ...
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Kronecker's theorem - converse

I don't know how to prove that Kronecker's theorem is false if $\alpha_{1}$, $\alpha_{2}$, $\dots$, $\alpha_{M}$ are not independent. Kronecker's theorem Suppose that $\alpha_{1}$, $\alpha_{2}$...
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Measure of the set of real numbers that can be approximated in this way

Let $$A = \{x \in \mathbb{R}\mid \exists\,\text{infinitely many pairs of integers p,q such that |x-p/q| \leq 1/q^3}\}.$$ Is the measure of $A$ equal to $0$? Any ideas?
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Dirichlet approximation theorem and BA numbers

I think some version of the following definition given in "Diophantine Approximations" by W.M. Schmidt: Let $\sigma \in (0,1)$ and $x \in \mathbb{R}$. Then $x$ is $\sigma$-improvement for ...
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The real part of $z^n$

Prove that $${\displaystyle\lim \limits_{n \to +\infty}{|r^ncos(nθ)|}}=+\infty,$$ where $n$ is integer, $r>1$, $θ/π$ is irrational. I got this problem from here $1+x+\ldots+x^n$ perfect square , ...
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Finding near-integers in a range

I have a (transcendental) constant $\alpha$ and a fixed parameter $\varepsilon>0.$ I'd like to find all positive integers $n<\ell$ for which $\|n\alpha\|<\varepsilon,$ where $\|x\|$ is the ...
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Diophantine approximation problem

Denote $||x||=Min(x-[x],1-(x-[x]))$,it means the minimum distance between x and an integer. Can we find a fast algorithm to get a natural number $n$ that satisfies $$||na||<p,||nb||<p,...$$ ...
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Ordered triplet query

$$x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 3xyz$$ How many ordered triples $(x,y,z)$ are there that satisfy the above equation. are the only solutions $x=y=z=0$ and $1$? Are there non trivial solutions? I saw this ...
Let $p(n)$ be the greatest prime divisor of $n$. Chowla proved here that $p(n^2+1) > C \ln \ln n$ for some $C$ and all $n > 1$. At the beginning of the paper, he mentions briefly that the ...