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1. CJM 2014 (vol 67 pp. 507)

Borwein, Peter; Choi, Stephen; Ferguson, Ron; Jankauskas, Jonas
On Littlewood Polynomials with Prescribed Number of Zeros Inside the Unit Disk
We investigate the numbers of complex zeros of Littlewood polynomials $p(z)$ (polynomials with coefficients $\{-1, 1\}$) inside or on the unit circle $|z|=1$, denoted by $N(p)$ and $U(p)$, respectively. Two types of Littlewood polynomials are considered: Littlewood polynomials with one sign change in the sequence of coefficients and Littlewood polynomials with one negative coefficient. We obtain explicit formulas for $N(p)$, $U(p)$ for polynomials $p(z)$ of these types. We show that, if $n+1$ is a prime number, then for each integer $k$, $0 \leq k \leq n-1$, there exists a Littlewood polynomial $p(z)$ of degree $n$ with $N(p)=k$ and $U(p)=0$. Furthermore, we describe some cases when the ratios $N(p)/n$ and $U(p)/n$ have limits as $n \to \infty$ and find the corresponding limit values.

Keywords:Littlewood polynomials, zeros, complex roots
Categories:11R06, 11R09, 11C08

2. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 323)

Hohlweg, Christophe; Labbé, Jean-Philippe; Ripoll, Vivien
Asymptotical behaviour of roots of infinite Coxeter groups
Let $W$ be an infinite Coxeter group. We initiate the study of the set $E$ of limit points of ``normalized'' roots (representing the directions of the roots) of W. We show that $E$ is contained in the isotropic cone $Q$ of the bilinear form $B$ associated to a geometric representation, and illustrate this property with numerous examples and pictures in rank $3$ and $4$. We also define a natural geometric action of $W$ on $E$, and then we exhibit a countable subset of $E$, formed by limit points for the dihedral reflection subgroups of $W$. We explain how this subset is built from the intersection with $Q$ of the lines passing through two positive roots, and finally we establish that it is dense in $E$.

Keywords:Coxeter group, root system, roots, limit point, accumulation set
Categories:17B22, 20F55

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