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Estimates for character sums

Authors: J. Friedlander and H. Iwaniec
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 119 (1993), 365-372
MSC: Primary 11L40
MathSciNet review: 1152276
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Abstract: We give a number of estimates for character sums

$\displaystyle \sum\limits_{a \in \mathcal{A}} {\sum\limits_{b \in \mathcal{B}} {\chi (a + b)} } $

for rather general sets $ \mathcal{A},\;\mathcal{B}$. These give, in particular, a modified proof of the inequalities of Pólya-Vinogradov and of Burgess, which displays the latter as a generalization of the former.

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