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C.J.: Salem numbers, Pisot numbers, Mahler measure and graphs

By James Mckee and Chris Smyth


ABSTRACT. We use graphs to define sets of Salem and Pisot numbers, and prove that the union of these sets is closed, supporting a conjecture of Boyd that the set of all Salem and Pisot numbers is closed. We find all trees that define Salem numbers. We show that for all integers n the smallest known element of the n-th derived set of the set of Pisot numbers comes from a graph. We define the Mahler measure of a graph, and find all graphs of Mahler measure less than 1 2 1 5. Finally, we list all small Salem numbers known to be definable using a graph. 1

Year: 2013
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