# Tagged Questions

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### what are the “points” of the scheme $\mathbb{Z}_8[x] /(x^2 + 7)$

I noticed modulo 8 the quadratic $x^2 + 7$ is zero for four separate values $x = 1,3,5,7 \in \mathbb{Z}_8$. The number of zeros exceeds the degree. I would like to define the "variety" ...
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### How many natural value of n such that $n^5+2n^4+n-1$ is prime number?

From above polynomial, I can only get one value to make it prime. The value, I guess, is only one. For $n=1$, we got: $$(n^5+2n^4+n-1)= 1+2+1-1= 3 \quad\text{(prime)}$$ But, I cannot find the ...
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### Polynomial Roots of Bivariates

I've got a few polynomials that I am trying to get some results for (shown below). They come from the characteristic equation of a matrix. I have two variables in the polynomials, $\eta$ (which is ...
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### Gosper summable

I'd like to know why the following is NOT gosper summable: $$\sum_{k\in \Bbb{Z}} \frac{p(k)}{\prod_{j=0}^{m-1}(k+a+j)}$$ where $m>0, m\in\Bbb{Z}$ and $p(k)$ is a polynomial of degree $k=m-1$.
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### Positive integer solutions of $a^3 + b^3 = c$

Is there any fast way to solve for positive integer solutions of $$a^3 + b^3 = c$$ knowing $c$? My current method is checking if $c - a^3$ is a perfect cube for a range of numbers for $a$, but this ...
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### Integer values of polynomial $a^2+ab-b^2$

Playing with the polynomial $f(a,b)=a^2+ab-b^2=d$ for a given $d \in \mathbb{Z}$ I found that it has integer solutions $(a,b) \in \mathbb{Z}$ for the following values of $d$: ...
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### Simply put, what are the similarities between integers and polynomials?

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics mentions that polynomials (for instance, ones with rational coefficients) share similarities with integers, thus leading to the idea of a general structure of ...
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### integer solutions to bivariate polynomial of second degree

I am trying to determine if there is a way to quickly determine if an equation of the following type $$0 = axy+x-y-A$$ has integer solutions ($a,A$ are integers). If anyone knows how to do this or ...
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### Minimum degree of polynomial assuming exactly k prime values

Dirichlet's theorem states that there are infinitely many primes of the form $an+b$ for coprime integers $a$ and $b$. This implies that The minimum degree of a polynomial $f \in \mathbb{Z}[X]$ ...
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### What are some algorithms that can be used to test if a number is transcendental or not?

Well according to the definition of transcendental numbers I find that its any number that doesn't have any polynomial equation of any degree with integer coefficients summing up to 0. So ...
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### Comparing coefficients in finite field

We start with the wrong proof of the following theorem: $p| \binom{p}{k}$ for a prime $p$ and $0<k<p.$ Proof: $(1+x)^p \equiv 1+x \equiv 1+x^p \pmod{p}$ by Fermat's little theorem. Comparing ...
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### Find three numbers given their sum, product and sum of their squares

Given three unknown positive integers. Is it possible to find the three numbers if we are given their Sum->(a+b+c) = X Product-> (abc) = Y Sum of Squares-> (a^2 + b^2 + c^2) = Z
### Relations between irreducibility on $\mathbb{Q}[x]$, and on $\mathbb{Q}_p[x]$ ($p$-adic numbers)
I'm reading "$p-$adic numbers: An introduction" by Fernando Q.Gouvêa, and I'm currently on page 79 of the book. Problem 121. Show that the equation $(X^2 - 2)(X^2 - 17)(X^2 - 34) = 0$ has a root ...