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|Title:||Binary Egyptian Fractions|
|Seminar:||Algebra and Number Theory Seminar|
|Speaker:||Jingjing Huang, Penn State University|
|In this talk, we will survey various results about the diophantine equation a/n=1/x+1/y with a fixed and n varying, and in particular its number of solutions R(n;a). One can show that the behavior of R(n;a) resembles that of the divisor function $d(n)$ in many aspects. More precisely, we will investigate the first moment estimate of R(n;a) and also higher moments. Then, we can show that log R(n;a) has a Gaussian distribution analoguously to the classical theorem of Erdos and Turan. And last, one can study the exceptional set E_a(N), namely the number of n up to N such that R(n;a)=0. We will improve a result by Hofmeister and Stoll, in which it is shown that the E_a(N)<|
Room Reservation Information
|Date:||04 / 14 / 2011|
|Time:||11:15am - 12:05pm|