José Manuel Rodriguez Caballero - A q-analog of Jacobi's two squares formula and its applications

hrj:10908 - Hardy-Ramanujan Journal, February 6, 2023, Volume 45 - 2022 - https://doi.org/10.46298/hrj.2023.10908
A q-analog of Jacobi's two squares formula and its applicationsArticle

Authors: José Manuel Rodriguez Caballero 1

We consider a $q$-analog $r_2(n, q)$ of the number of representations of an integer as a sum of two squares $r_2(n)$. This $q$-analog is generated by the expansion of a product that was studied by Kronecker and Jordan. We generalize Jacobi's two squares formula from $r_2(n)$ to $r_2(n, q)$. We characterize the signs in the coefficients of $r_2(n, q)$ using the prime factors of $n$. We use $r_2(n, q)$ to characterize the integers which are the length of the hypotenuse of a primitive Pythagorean triangle.


Volume: Volume 45 - 2022
Published on: February 6, 2023
Imported on: February 6, 2023
Keywords: Jacobi's two squares formula,q-analog,primitive Pythagorean triplet,11C08, 11E25, 11N13,[MATH]Mathematics [math]

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