Experimental Mathematics

New Methods Providing High Degree Polynomials with Small Mahler Measure

G. Rhin and J.-M. Sac-Épée

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In this work, we propose two new methods devoted to provide a large list of new polynomials with high degree and small Mahler measure. First, by statistical considerations, we augment Mossinghoff's list of polynomials with degree at most 180, and then we give a new list of such polynomials of degree up to 300. The second idea is to perturb polynomials of Mossinghoff's list, and for higher degrees, of this new list, and to use them as initial polynomials for a minimization method, which converges to new polynomials with lower Mahler measure.

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Experiment. Math., Volume 12, Number 4 (2003), 457-462.

First available in Project Euclid: 18 June 2004

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Primary: 12\_04 11Y40: Algebraic number theory computations

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Rhin, G.; Sac-Épée, J.-M. New Methods Providing High Degree Polynomials with Small Mahler Measure. Experiment. Math. 12 (2003), no. 4, 457--462. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.em/1087568021

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