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 $k$, $0 \leq k \leq n1$, 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 2011 (vol 64 pp. 151)
 Miller, Steven J.; Wong, Siman

Moments of the Rank of Elliptic Curves
Fix an elliptic curve $E/\mathbb{Q}$ and assume the Riemann Hypothesis
for the $L$function $L(E_D, s)$ for every quadratic twist $E_D$ of
$E$ by $D\in\mathbb{Z}$. We combine Weil's
explicit formula with techniques of HeathBrown to derive an asymptotic
upper bound for the weighted moments of the analytic rank of $E_D$. We
derive from this an upper bound for the density of lowlying zeros of
$L(E_D, s)$ that is compatible with the random matrix models of Katz and
Sarnak. We also show that for any unbounded increasing function $f$ on $\mathbb{R}$,
the analytic rank and (assuming in addition the Birch and SwinnertonDyer
conjecture)
the number of integral points of $E_D$ are less than $f(D)$
for almost all $D$.
Keywords:elliptic curve, explicit formula, integral point, lowlying zeros, quadratic twist, rank Categories:11G05, 11G40 

3. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 1058)
4. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 261)
5. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 958)
 Chen, Yichao

A Note on a Conjecture of S. Stahl
S. Stahl (Canad. J. Math. \textbf{49}(1997), no. 3, 617640)
conjectured that the zeros of genus polynomial are real.
L. Liu and Y. Wang disproved this conjecture on the basis
of Example 6.7. In this note, it is pointed out
that there is an error in this example and a new generating matrix
and initial vector are provided.
Keywords:genus polynomial, zeros, real Categories:05C10, 05A15, 30C15, 26C10 

6. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 726)
 Chiang, YikMan; Ismail, Mourad E. H.

On Value Distribution Theory of Second Order Periodic ODEs, Special Functions and Orthogonal Polynomials
We show that the value distribution (complex oscillation) of
solutions of certain periodic second order ordinary differential
equations studied by Bank, Laine and Langley is closely
related to confluent hypergeometric functions, Bessel functions
and Bessel polynomials. As a result, we give a complete
characterization of the zerodistribution in the sense of
Nevanlinna theory of the solutions for two classes of the ODEs.
Our approach uses special functions and their asymptotics. New
results concerning finiteness of the number of zeros
(finitezeros) problem of Bessel and Coulomb wave functions with
respect to the parameters are also obtained as a consequence. We
demonstrate that the problem for the remaining class of ODEs not
covered by the above ``special function approach" can be
described by a classical Heine problem for differential
equations that admit polynomial solutions.
Keywords:Complex Oscillation theory, Exponent of convergence of zeros, zero distribution of Bessel and Confluent hypergeometric functions, Lommel transform, Bessel polynomials, Heine Proble Categories:34M10, 33C15, 33C47 

7. CJM 1997 (vol 49 pp. 1034)
 Saff, E. B.; Stahl, H.

Ray sequences of best rational approximants for $x^\alpha$
The convergence behavior of best uniform rational
approximations $r^\ast_{mn}$ with numerator degree~$m$
and denominator degree~$n$ to the function $x^\alpha$,
$\alpha>0$, on $[1,1]$ is investigated. It is assumed
that the indices $(m,n)$ progress along a ray sequence in
the lower triangle of the Walsh table, {\it i.e.} the
sequence of indices $\{ (m,n)\}$ satisfies
$$
{m\over n}\rightarrow c\in [1, \infty)\quad\hbox{as } m+
n\rightarrow\infty.
$$
In addition to the convergence behavior, the asymptotic
distribution of poles and zeros of the approximants and the
distribution of the extreme points of the error function
$x^\alpha  r^\ast_{mn} (x)$ on $[1,1]$ will be studied.
The results will be compared with those for paradiagonal
sequences $(m=n+2[\alpha/2])$ and for sequences of best
polynomial approximants.
Keywords:Walsh table, rational approximation, best approximation,, distribution of poles and zeros. Categories:41A25, 41A44 
