# The Mahler measure of a three-variable family and an application to the Boyd–Lawton formula

```@article{Gu2021TheMM,
title={The Mahler measure of a three-variable family and an application to the Boyd–Lawton formula},
author={Jarry Gu and Matilde Lal{\'i}n},
journal={Research in Number Theory},
year={2021},
volume={7},
pages={1-23}
}```
• Published 8 February 2021
• Mathematics
• Research in Number Theory
We prove a formula relating the Mahler measure of an infinite family of three-variable polynomials to a combination of the Riemann zeta function at \$\$s=3\$\$ s = 3 and special values of the Bloch–Wigner dilogarithm by evaluating a regulator. The evaluation requires two different applications of Jensen’s formula and analyzing the integral in two different planes, as opposed to the more common strategy of using only one plane. The degrees of the monomials involving one of the variables are allowed…
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