# Tagged Questions

For questions on Gauss sums, a particular kind of finite sum of roots of unity.

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### What is the Gauss sum equivalent of $\Gamma(s+1) = s\Gamma(s)$?

Gauss sums are analogous to the Gamma function: fix a complex number $s$ with real part $>0$. Then we have a multiplicative character $\chi_s :\mathbf R^{\times}_{>0} \to \mathbf C^\times$ given ...
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### Prime power Gauss sums are zero

Fix an odd prime $p$. Then for a positive integer $a$, I can look at the quadratic Legendre symbol Gauss sum $$G_p(a) = \sum_{n \,\bmod\, p} \left( \frac{n}{p} \right) e^{2 \pi i a n / p}$$ where ...
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### Relation that holds for the Legendre symbol of an integer but not for the Jacobi symbol?

Let $p$ be a prime number and $\big(\frac{a}{p} \big)$ the Legendre symbol. Then we have the equality $$\sum_{a=1}^{p-1} \big(\frac{a}{p} \big) \zeta^a =\sum_{t=0}^{p-1} \zeta^{t^2},$$ where $\zeta$ ...
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### Gauss Sum of a Field with Four Elements

I need to calculate a couple of Gauss sums to solve a problem I'm working on, but I keep getting the wrong answer because the absolute value of what I calculate is impossible for such a sum. Can ...
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### Dirichlet character modulo p

How can I prove that if $\chi$ is a non-principal character modulo $p$ prime, then $\chi (-1) = \overline{\chi} (-1)= \pm 1$ and $\sum_{x=1}^p \chi (x) e^{2\pi i x}=0$? For the first question, I just ...
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### Multi-dimensional MLE Guassian

I wonder that what is the mu and sigma formula MLE(maximum likelihood estimates) for a 3 dimension guassian ? It is the same form as 1 and 2 dimension (+ 1 mu and sigma for the new vector) ?
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### Reversing the $T(n) = \frac{n(n+1)}{2}$ formula

Can someone reverse this formula? Sorry if it's too basic, i'm an old guy and my math is rusty :-D $s =\frac{n(n+1)}{2}$ If it ain't clear, by reverse I mean obtaining the value of ...
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### Product of Gauss sums $\tau_p,\tau_q$

Let $p,q$ be different odd primes, and let $\tau_p = \sum\limits_{a=1}^{p}\left(\frac{a}{p}\right)e^{\frac{2\pi ia}{p}}$, $\tau_p = \sum\limits_{b=1}^{q}\left(\frac{b}{q}\right)e^{\frac{2\pi ib}{q}}$. ...
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### Gamma function and Gauss sums

In this Wikipedia article appears this : "Gauss sums are the analogues for finite fields of the Gamma function." What was the relation between gamma functions and non-finite fields?
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### Definition: Gauss Sum - Where is the error?

In my algebraic number theory lecture we defined Gauss sums as follows. However, I am quite unsure whether this definition is correct. My intuition says "there is a mistake somewhere". I tried double-...
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### Fractions in limits of a summation

What if on the sum there is a fraction in the limit? $\sum_{m=k/12}^{k}$ or $\sum_{m=0}^{k/12+1}$ thank you very much! what type of sequence is used for summing this type of interval?
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### Upper bound for $\frac{\|x\|_1}{\|x\|_2}$ if each entry of $x\in R^d$ is i.i.d. sampled from Gaussian distribution $N(0,1)$

In the question, $\|x\|_1=\sum_{i=1}^d|x_i|$ with $|\cdot|$ being the absolute value, and $\|x\|_2=\sqrt{\sum_{i=1}^d x_i^2}$. In general, $\frac{\|x\|_1}{\|x\|_2}\leq \sqrt{d}$ always holds for ...
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### Cross-correlation of Gaussian and Jacobian sums

I recently came upon the following kind of sum and I'm wondering if anyone has seen it before, or could point out something interesting about them. Let $F$ be a finite field with $q > 2$ elements ...
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### Summation of gaussians

Suppose we have given constants $A_i, x_i (i=1..N)$ Is it possible to approximately calculate the sum of N gaussians in less than N iterations for any x? (may be with some preprocessing) \sum_{i=1}...
I have a problem which goes as follows. I am trying to predict the value of a variable $x$. I also have a set of measurements (the actual context is an image) $x^i$. I know from some training ...