Riccati equations and polynomial dynamics over function fields

@article{Hindes2017RiccatiEA,
title={Riccati equations and polynomial dynamics over function fields},
}
• Given a function field $K$ and $\phi \in K[x]$, we study two finiteness questions related to iteration of $\phi$: whether all but finitely many terms of an orbit of $\phi$ must possess a primitive prime divisor, and whether the Galois groups of iterates of $\phi$ must have finite index in their natural overgroup $\text{Aut}(T_d)$, where $T_d$ is the infinite tree of iterated preimages of $0$ under $\phi$. We focus particularly on the case where $K$ has characteristic $p$, where far less is… CONTINUE READING