The Mahler Measure of the Rudin–Shapiro Polynomials Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York. Littlewood polynomials are polynomials with each of their coefficients in { - 1 , 1 }. A sequence of Littlewood polynomials that satisfies a remarkable flatness property on the unit circle of the complex plane is given by the Rudin–Shapiro polynomials. It is shown in this paper that the Mahler measure and the maximum modulus of the Rudin–Shapiro polynomials on the unit circle of the complex plane have the same size. It is also shown that the Mahler measure and the maximum norm of the Rudin–Shapiro polynomials have the same size even on not too small subarcs of the unit circle of the complex plane. Not even nontrivial lower bounds for the Mahler measure of the Rudin–Shapiro polynomials have been known before.

author list (cited authors)

  • Erdélyi, T.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • June 2016