numbers $z$ such that $z^n=1$ for some natural number $n$; here usually $z$ is in $\mathbb C$ or some other field

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Discriminant and roots of $ x^{n^2} \pm (x-1)^{n^2}$?

When considering the polynomials $x^{n^2} \pm (x-1)^{n^2}$ ( $n$ integer > 1 ) i noticed some things that appeared weird to me. Discriminant($x^{n^2} + (x-1)^{n^2}) = (n^2)^{n^2}$. ...
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Geometrical construction of 7th roots of unity given parabola x^2

Given parabola $x^2$ on plane, how can I construct 7th roots of unity? I was straying with my only idea, that sum of squares of real and imaginary part of roots of 1 equals 1 and belongs to ...
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Singularities at roots of unity

I want to construct a function $f$ with the following properties: $f$ has a singularity at $z=1$, and for any $\zeta = e^{2\pi i\frac{a}{b}}$ with $(a,b)=1$, then $$\lim\limits_{x\to1^-}\frac{f(\zeta ...
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Finite Trigonometric Sum

I have a dynamical system model whose equilibria depend on the solution of the following finite sum: \begin{align} \sum_{j\neq ...
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root of a unit in a real biquadratic field

Let $p_1$ and $p_2$ two primes numbers $\equiv 1\pmod 4$. If we note by $\varepsilon_m$ the fundamental unit of real quadratic field $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt m)$, then how can be solved in ...
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Textbook says roots of unity is equal to 1

The elements of the set $U_n = \{z \in \mathbb{C} : Z^n =1 \}$ are called the $n^{\text{th}}$ roots of unity. Using the technique of Examples 1.6 and 1.7, we see that the elements of this set are ...
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What primes can ramify and decompose in $k(\mu_{p^m}) \mid k$?

Let $k$ be a number field and $p$ be a rational prime. Then consider the extension $k(\mu_{p^m}) \mid k$ of adjoining all roots of unity of degree $p^m$ to $k$. Assuming that $\mu_{p^m} \cap k$ is ...
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What is the condition for roots of conjugate reciprocal polynomials to be on the unit circle?

Given an Nth order complex polynomial $P(z) = \sum\limits_{n=0}^N a_nz^n$ such that $a_n = a^*_{N-n}$ i.e. conjugate reciprocal, Lakatos and Losonczi mention that a necessary and sufficient condition ...
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How to quickly find a root of unity in a ring?

Lets say we're in a field where multiplication and addition are modded against some prime number P (so it's defined for {0,....,P-1} Lets fix a number N < P, such that a root of unity can be ...
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About the rank of (sub) matrices whose entries are roots of unity

Let $\Omega$ be a matrix with entries $a_{jk}=\omega^{jk}$, where $0\leq j,k\leq n-1$, and $\omega=e^{-2\pi i/N}$, with $N\in \mathbb{N}$, so $\Omega$ looks like $$ \Omega=\begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1 ...
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r a primitive root of unity show, (r-1)/((r^k) - 1) is an algebraic integer in Q(r)

I left out some hypotheses in the title to keep things short, so here is the full form: Let r be a primitive mth root of unity for m>1 and let k be a positive integer such that gcd(m,k)=1. Show (r-1) ...
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May someone tell me where I went wrong when finding a closed-form solution to a recursion?

Let $r(n)=\left\lceil\frac{n}{4}\right\rceil$, where $k \in \mathbb{N}$. Note that this can be rewritten as a recursion $R(n)=R(n-4)+1$, where, $R(0)=0, R(1)=1, R(2)=1, R(3)=1$. Since this recursion ...
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Roots of unity in CM-field

Let $K$ be a CM-field, ie. a totally imaginary quadratic extension of a totally real number field $F$ and let $p > 2$ be a rational prime. My question simply is Are the $p$-th roots of unity, ...
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Understanding a.. weird definition

I came across the following definitons: Let $n$ be a positive integer and $\zeta_n$ be a primitive $n^{th}$ root of unity. For any prime $p\nmid n$, let the degree of the extension ...
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argument of a lacunary sum of roots of unity

Let $q>4$ and $t< \sqrt{q}$ be integers. Determine the set $\{j_1,...,j_t\}$ of integers $0 \leq j_i <q-1$ such that $\arg(\sum_{i=0}^t e^{2i\pi\frac{j_i}{q}} ) \in [0,\pi[$.
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sum of $p$th roots of unity

Let $p$ be an odd prime. Let $\mathbb Z_p$ be the ring of integers from $0$ to $p-1$, i.e. $\mathbb Z_p=\left\{0,1,\dots,p-1\right\}$. Let $r$ be a positive integer. Then, for all values of $p$, is ...
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Simplifying a product over roots of unity

Let $\zeta_{n}=e^{2\pi i /n}$ be the nth root of unity. Now consider the product : $$\prod_{k=1}^{n-1} (1-\zeta_{n}^{k})^{\zeta_{n}^{k}}$$ Is there a simple formula for this product as a function of ...
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prove that polynomial has root of unity

Prove that $ f=x^n\pm x^m\pm1 $ is either irreducible over rationals or has a root which is a of unity. I tried to see what if $x=|r|e^{i\phi}$ but I have no proper result.
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Why is the intersection of Q($\sqrt[n]{a}$) and Q(nth root of unity) Galois? (a>0, n an integer)

With this, I can show the intersection is either Q or Q($\sqrt{a}$). All I have is that their intersection must be real and all subfields of Q($\sqrt[n]{a}$) are of the form Q($\sqrt[d]{a}$) where ...
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How does trigonometry in a Galois field work?

This is a follow-up to this question. I'm interested in doing trigonometry in finite fields on a computer. I do not understand precisely how trigonometric functions are supposed to work in a finite ...
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Isomorphism betwixt a Galois Group and the set of $n$th roots of unity

Let $p \in \mathbb{P}$ and $n \in \mathbb{N}: p \nmid n$; the set of $n$th roots of unity be $W_n$; $\mathbb{F}$ be a field$: char(\mathbb{F}) \in \left\{ {0,p}\right\}, \mathbb{F} \supseteq W_n$ (set ...
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Summing complex numbers of magnitude $1$

A professor at my university gave me the following problem: For what real values of $m$ do we have $$L=\lim_{N\to\infty}\frac{1}{N}\sum_{k=1}^Ne^{2\pi ik^3m}=0$$ If $m$ is rational, expressed ...
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Complex Roots of Unity - In terms of $\sin$ and $\cos$ what is $w=w_{100}$, the principal $100^{th}$ root of $1$

I've been assigned this question on Complex Roots of Unity. In terms of $\sin$ and $\cos$ what is $w = w_{100}$ the principal $100^{th}$ root of 1? The $100^{th}$ root of unity is $w_n = \cos(2pi/n) ...
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Sum of roots of unity bounded away from 0

Let $n\in \mathbb N$ and $\zeta_N$ be a primitive $N$th root of unity. Let $a_k\in \mathbb Z,0\le k<N$. Assuming that the sum is nonzero, find a lower bound on the absolute value of $$ ...
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The Maclaurin expansion of $\prod_{k=0}^{n-1}\sin\left(\sqrt{\zeta_n^k}x \right)$.

Specifically, I'm interested in the $x^{3n}$ coefficient. The reason for my curiosity is a proof of the closed form of $\sum_{k \ge 1} \frac{1}{k^{2n}}, n \in \mathbb{N}$. Starting with the ...
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Evaluating a polynomial at a root of unity?

Let $R = \mathbb{Z}[x]/(x^n+1)$ be the $2n$th cyclotomic ring (for $n$ a power of $2$ in which case $\Phi_{2n}(x) = x^n+1$). Let $g$ be an $n$-dimensional vector chosen at random from $\mathbb{Z}^n$ ...