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1. CMB 2013 (vol 56 pp. 673)

Ayadi, K.; Hbaib, M.; Mahjoub, F.
Diophantine Approximation for Certain Algebraic Formal Power Series in Positive Characteristic
In this paper, we study rational approximations for certain algebraic power series over a finite field. We obtain results for irrational elements of strictly positive degree satisfying an equation of the type \begin{equation} \alpha=\displaystyle\frac{A\alpha^{q}+B}{C\alpha^{q}} \end{equation} where $(A, B, C)\in (\mathbb{F}_{q}[X])^{2}\times\mathbb{F}_{q}^{\star}[X]$. In particular, we will give, under some conditions on the polynomials $A$, $B$ and $C$, well approximated elements satisfying this equation.

Keywords:diophantine approximation, formal power series, continued fraction
Categories:11J61, 11J70

2. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 258)

Chandoul, A.; Jellali, M.; Mkaouar, M.
The Smallest Pisot Element in the Field of Formal Power Series Over a Finite Field
Dufresnoy and Pisot characterized the smallest Pisot number of degree $n \geq 3$ by giving explicitly its minimal polynomial. In this paper, we translate Dufresnoy and Pisot's result to the Laurent series case. The aim of this paper is to prove that the minimal polynomial of the smallest Pisot element (SPE) of degree $n$ in the field of formal power series over a finite field is given by $P(Y)=Y^{n}-\alpha XY^{n-1}-\alpha^n,$ where $\alpha$ is the least element of the finite field $\mathbb{F}_{q}\backslash\{0\}$ (as a finite total ordered set). We prove that the sequence of SPEs of degree $n$ is decreasing and converges to $\alpha X.$ Finally, we show how to obtain explicit continued fraction expansion of the smallest Pisot element over a finite field.

Keywords:Pisot element, continued fraction, Laurent series, finite fields
Categories:11A55, 11D45, 11D72, 11J61, 11J66

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