CMS/SMC
Canadian Mathematical Society
www.cms.math.ca
Canadian Mathematical Society
  location:  Publicationsjournals
Publications        
Search results

Search: MSC category 26C10 ( Polynomials: location of zeros [See also 12D10, 30C15, 65H05] )

  Expand all        Collapse all Results 1 - 1 of 1

1. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 438)

Mercer, Idris David
Unimodular Roots of\\ Special Littlewood Polynomials
We call $\alpha(z) = a_0 + a_1 z + \dots + a_{n-1} z^{n-1}$ a Littlewood polynomial if $a_j = \pm 1$ for all $j$. We call $\alpha(z)$ self-reciprocal if $\alpha(z) = z^{n-1}\alpha(1/z)$, and call $\alpha(z)$ skewsymmetric if $n = 2m+1$ and $a_{m+j} = (-1)^j a_{m-j}$ for all $j$. It has been observed that Littlewood polynomials with particularly high minimum modulus on the unit circle in $\bC$ tend to be skewsymmetric. In this paper, we prove that a skewsymmetric Littlewood polynomial cannot have any zeros on the unit circle, as well as providing a new proof of the known result that a self-reciprocal Littlewood polynomial must have a zero on the unit circle.

Categories:26C10, 30C15, 42A05

© Canadian Mathematical Society, 2014 : https://cms.math.ca/