Hecke Operator and Pellian Equation Conjecture

In Memory of My Teacher Late Professor Hua Loo Keng
  • Hongwen Lu


Let the prime p ≡ 3 (mod 4). In this note, we prove an identity relating Hecke operator to the conjecture that the least solution Open image in new window for Pellian equation x 2py 2= 1 satisfies pu. We also find that the conjecture is a consequence of a conjecture on the Hecke operator.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongwen Lu
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefei, AnhueiP.R.China

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