1. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 689)
|A Pointwise Estimate for the Fourier Transform and Maxima of a Function|
We show a pointwise estimate for the Fourier transform on the line involving the number of times the function changes monotonicity. The contrapositive of the theorem may be used to find a lower bound to the number of local maxima of a function. We also show two applications of the theorem. The first is the two weight problem for the Fourier transform, and the second is estimating the number of roots of the derivative of a function.
Keywords:Fourier transform, maxima, two weight problem, roots, norm estimates, Dirichlet-Jordan theorem
2. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 511)
|The Irreducibility of Polynomials That Have One Large Coefficient and Take a Prime Value |
We use some classical estimates for polynomial roots to provide several irreducibility criteria for polynomials with integer coefficients that have one sufficiently large coefficient and take a prime value.
Keywords:Estimates for polynomial roots, irreducible polynomials