Rational 6-cycles under iteration of quadratic polynomials

  title={Rational 6-cycles under iteration of quadratic polynomials},
  author={Michael Stoll},
  journal={arXiv: Number Theory},
  • M. Stoll
  • Published 19 March 2008
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: Number Theory
We present a proof, which is conditional on the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture for a specific abelian variety, that there do not exist rational numbers x and c such that x has exact period N = 6 under the iteration x |-> x^2 + c. This extends earlier results by Morton for N = 4 and by Flynn, Poonen and Schaefer for N = 5. 
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