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RESEARCH

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EVENTS

CARMA Seminar

"The complexity of the isomorphism problem for t.d.l.c. and other types of groups"
   Prof. André Nies

4:00 pm, Thu, 1st Jun 2017
V205, Mathematics Building

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Bishnu Lamichhane now Chair of the Computational Mathematics Group Aus

Bishnu has been elected as the new chair of ANZIAM's Computational Mathematics Group.

HIGHLIGHTS

Selected paper from DocServer
Jonathan M. Borwein, Stephen Choi

ABSTRACT

Recently, Crandall in \cite{Cr} used Andrews' identity for the cube of the Jacobian theta function $\theta_4$: \[\theta_4^3(q)=\left(\sum_{n \in \IZ}(-1)^nq^{n^2}\right)^3=1+4\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^nq^n}{1+q^n}-2\sum_{\substack{n=1 \\ |j| < n}}^{\infty}\frac{q^{n^2-j^2}(1-q^n)(-1)^j}{1+q^n}\] to derive new representations for Madelung's constant and various of its analytic relatives. He considered the three-dimensional Epstein zeta function $M(s)$ which is the analytic continuation of the series \[\sum_{\substack{x,y,z\in \IZ \\ (x,y,z)\neq (0,0,0)}}\frac{(-1)^{x+y+z}}{(x^2+y^2+z^2)^{s}}.\] Then the number $M(\frac{1}{2})$ is the celebrated {\em Madelung constant}. Using a reworking of the above mentioned Andrews' identity, he obtained the formula \[M(s)=-6(1-2^{1-s})^2 \zeta^2(s)-4U(s)\] where $\zeta (s)$ is the Riemann zeta function and \[U(s):=\sum_{x,y,z \ge 1}\frac{(-1)^{x+y+z}}{(xy+yz+xz)^s}.\] In view of this representation, Crandall asked what integers are of the form of $xy+yz+xz$ with $x,y,z \ge 1$ and he made a conjecture that every odd integer greater than one can be written as $xy+yz+xz$. In this manuscript, we shall show that Crandall's conjecture is indeed true.

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