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properties of certain semigroup action on $\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$

Suppose we have a polynomial $f \in \mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}[x]$, $f(x) = x^2 - x$. We are interested in elements $n \in \mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$ such that after repeated application of f they ...
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Question on Gauss map - application of Birkhoff's ergodic theorem

Take a Gauss map $G: [0,1] \longrightarrow [0,1]$ which is $$G(x) = \frac{1}{x} \mod 1, 0<x<1$$ and $0$ if $x=0$. Let $\mu$ be the Gauss measure. For $x \in [0,1]$ let $[a_{1}(x), ...
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Eventually periodic orbit?

I am doing a self study on dynamical systems. I faced the following exercise in this book: Prove that any point on $f:[0,1]\to [0,1],\ f(x)=3x \mod 1$ is eventually periodic iff its a rational ...
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What are Green's almost primes?

In a general-audience talk, Ben Green explains his famous proof with Terence Tao as an application of Szemer├ędi's theorem, but placing the primes within a smaller set of almost-primes in which they ...
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Set of points dense in subset of four-dimensional space

We may assume the following theorem: Theorem: A real number $\lambda$ is irrational iff the set $\{m+\lambda n\mid m,n\in\mathbb{Z}\}$ is a dense subset of $\mathbb{R}$. Consider the following ...
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Is Collatz' conjecture the only stable solution of its type?

The Collatz Conjecture is well known with the sequence $$f(n) = \begin{cases} n/2 &;\text{if } n \equiv 0 \pmod{2}\\ k\,n+1 &; \text{if } n\equiv 1 \pmod{2} \end{cases}$$ and $k=3$; the ...
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What is known about Collatz like 3n + k?

I wonder what is known about variations of Collatz where $3n+1$ is replaced by $3n + 2k + 1$ where k is a fixed positive integer. In the OP ' about Collatz $3n+3$ ' it was confirmed that $3n+3$ ...
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About Collatz 3n+3?

While trying to prove the Collatz conjecture I came across the following Lemma : Lemma $1$ : All variables are positive integers. Define $Collatz(n)$ as the result of the (repeated) collatz ...
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Any special class of numbers other than 2^n for which Collatz is true?

The title says it all. Are there any special class of numbers other than $2^n$ for which Collatz is true? (I mean numbers such as other powers? or some other formula that is in essence not a ...
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Trajectories on the $k$-dimensional torus

Let $r_1,\dots,r_k$ be irrational and linearly independent over $\mathbb Q$. My intuition clearly tells me that the set $$\{(nr_1,\dots,nr_k)+\mathbb Z^k:n\in\mathbb N\}$$ is dense in $\mathbb ...
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Are the fractional parts of $\log \log n!$ equidistributed or dense in $[0,1]$?

Are there any results relevant to the distribution of the sequence $\{\log \log n!\}$ for integers $n$, where $\{x\}$ denotes the fractional part of $x$? For instance, it is known that for irrational ...