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Publications [#320387] of Lillian B. Pierce

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  1. Pierce, LB, Burgess bounds for multi-dimensional short mixed character sums, Journal of Number Theory, vol. 163 (June, 2016), pp. 172-210, Elsevier BV [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/06/16)

    © 2015 Elsevier Inc. This paper proves Burgess bounds for short mixed character sums in multi-dimensional settings. The mixed character sums we consider involve both an exponential evaluated at a real-valued multivariate polynomial f, and a product of multiplicative Dirichlet characters. We combine a multi-dimensional Burgess method with recent results on multi-dimensional Vinogradov Mean Value Theorems for translation-dilation invariant systems in order to prove character sum bounds in k≥ 1 dimensions that recapture the Burgess bound in dimension 1. Moreover, we show that by embedding any given polynomial f into an advantageously chosen translation-dilation invariant system constructed in terms of f, we may in many cases significantly improve the bound for the associated character sum, due to a novel phenomenon that occurs only in dimensions k≥ 2.
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