Stefano Barbero

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In this paper we study the action of the Binomial and Invert (interpolated) operators on the set of linear recurrent sequences. We prove that these operators preserve this set, and we determine how they change the characteristic polynomials. We show that these operators, with the aid of two other elementary operators (essentially the left and right shifts),(More)
In this paper we highlight the connection between Ramanujan cubic polynomials (RCPs) and a class of polynomials, the Shanks cubic polynomials (SCPs), which generate cyclic cubic fields. In this way we provide a new characterization for RCPs and we express the zeros of any RCP in explicit form, using trigonometric functions. Moreover , we observe that a(More)
In this paper we study the action of a generalization of the Binomial interpolated operator on the set of linear recurrent sequences. We find how the zeros of characteristic polynomials are changed and we prove that a subset of these operators form a group, with respect to a well–defined composition law. Furthermore, we study a vast class of linear(More)
This paper is devoted to the study of eigen-sequences for some important operators acting on sequences. Using functional equations involving generating functions, we completely solve the problem of characterizing the fixed sequences for the Generalized Binomial operator. We give some applications to integer sequences. In particular we show how we can(More)
In this paper we generalize the study of Matiyasevich on integer points over conics, introducing the more general concept of radical points. With this generalization we are able to solve in positive integers some Diophantine equations, relating these solutions by means of particular linear recurrence sequences. We point out interesting relationships between(More)
In this paper the properties of Rédei rational functions are used to derive rational approximations for square roots and both Newton and Padé approximations are given as particular cases. As a consequence, such approximations can be derived directly by power matrices. Moreover, Rédei rational functions are introduced as convergents of particular periodic(More)
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