On the variance of squarefree integers in short intervals and arithmetic progressions

Ofir Gorodetsky, Kaisa Matomäki, Maksym Radziwiłł, Brad Rodgers

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Abstract

We evaluate asymptotically the variance of the number of squarefree integers up to x in short intervals of length H< x6/11-ε and the variance of the number of squarefree integers up to x in arithmetic progressions modulo q with q> x5/11+ε. On the assumption of respectively the Lindelöf Hypothesis and the Generalized Lindelöf Hypothesis we show that these ranges can be improved to respectively H< x2/3-ε and q> x1/3+ε. Furthermore we show that obtaining a bound sharp up to factors of Hε in the full range H< x1-ε is equivalent to the Riemann Hypothesis. These results improve on a result of Hall (Mathematika 29(1):7–17, 1982) for short intervals, and earlier results of Warlimont, Vaughan, Blomer, Nunes and Le Boudec in the case of arithmetic progressions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-149
Number of pages39
JournalGeometric and Functional Analysis
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes

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