Estimates from above of certain double trigonometric sums

  • Yakov G. Sinai
  • Corinna Ulcigrai


In this paper we consider double trigonometric sums. Expressions of this type appear in some problems of quantum chaos and number theory. We are interested in rotation numbers of bounded type. We prove a uniform linear bound on double trigonometric sums along the subsequence of denominators of the continued fraction. The proof uses elementary techniques and the analysis of cancellations in sums of certain oscillatory functions over rotations. We also include a proof of a result on discrepancy for rotations of bounded type and in the Appendix we give an elementary proof of a result by Hardy and Littlewood.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000).

Primary 11L07, 37E10 Secondary 37A40 


Double trigonometric sums multiple Weyl sums bounded type rotation numbers Birkhoff sums of non-integrable functions 1/x singularities 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel/Switzerland 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.School of MathematicsUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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