Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics

Bounds for the trace of small Salem numbers

V. Flammang

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We give upper and lower bounds for the trace of a Salem number whose Mahler measure is less than 1.3. We use the method of explicit auxiliary functions, combined with a recursive algorithm developed by the author.

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Rocky Mountain J. Math., Volume 49, Number 2 (2019), 493-504.

Received: 9 August 2018
Revised: 27 August 2018
First available in Project Euclid: 23 June 2019

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Primary: 11C08: Polynomials [See also 13F20] 11R06: PV-numbers and generalizations; other special algebraic numbers; Mahler measure 11Y40: Algebraic number theory computations

Salem numbers trace recursive algorithm


Flammang, V. Bounds for the trace of small Salem numbers. Rocky Mountain J. Math. 49 (2019), no. 2, 493--504. doi:10.1216/RMJ-2019-49-2-493.

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