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### $x_1 = 2$, $x_{n + 1} = {{x_n(x_n + 1)}\over2}$, what can we say about $x_n \text{ mod }2$?

This question was asked on MathStackexchange here, but there was no answer, so I am asking it here.
Let$$x_1 = 2, \quad x_{n + 1} = {{x_n(x_n + 1)}\over2}.$$What can we say about the behavior of $x_n ...

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### Growth of an integer vector under the action of a matrix in $GL_n(\mathbb{Z})$

I have some questions regarding the dynamics of elements of $GL_n(\mathbb{Z})$ acting on $\mathbb{Z}^n$. In particular, given an invertible integer matrix $M \in GL_n(\mathbb{Z})$, and given an ...

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### Dynamical Mordell-Lang on Kahler manifolds?

Suppose that $X$ is a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb C$ and $\phi : X \to X$ is an endomorphism. Let $p \in V$ be a point and $V \subset X$ a subvariety. The dynamical Mordell-lang ...

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### Algebraic dynamics in finite fields

What is known about combinatorial structure of the rational maps of degree 2 over finite fields? From some general reasons I think it was studied. For being more specific, consider the field $\mathbb{...

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### A condition for a sequence defined by a recurrence relationship to all be integers

I am interested in a specific sequence $\{a_n \}$ defined by a simple recurrence relationship: $$a_n = \frac {a_{n-1} ^2 +c} {b} $$ where $b,c\in \mathbb{Z}$. I want to find all $b,c$ such that there ...

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### Growth of the size of iterated polynomials

I have been working independently on a project but now I am stuck and need to seek an expert's wisdom for a part of it. I am basically looking for theorems related to growth of the size of polynomials....

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### A probability application question

Suppose there are two possible states $H$ and $L$, with prior probability $p$ and
$1-p$ respectively. There are infinite rounds with a discount factor $ d$. In
round 1, you could choose a value $t_1$...

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### Equidistribution of double coset

Let $G=PGL_n(\mathbb{R})$, $K=PO_n(\mathbb{R})$ and $X=G/K$. Also suppose $\Gamma=SL_n(\mathbb{Z})$ acts on the left of $X$. We define a typical Hecke operator on $L^2(\Gamma\backslash X)$ by the ...

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### Indeterminancy locus of rational maps

Let $K=\bar{\mathbb{Q}}(\mathbb{P}^2_\bar{\mathbb{Q}})$, the function field of $\mathbb{P}^2_\bar{\mathbb{Q}}$. Let $C/K$ be a smooth projective curve over $K$ in $\mathbb{P}^2_K$ and let $f$ be a ...

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### Reducibility of polynomials maps

Motivated by this question.
Let $f \in \mathbb{Q}[x]$ or$f \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ .
Consider the sequence $f(x),f(f(x)), \ldots f^n(x)$.
If some $f^k(x)$ is reducible, the rest iterates will be ...

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### Generating primes via composition of polynomials

It is well known that no nonconstant polynomial $f\in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ can assume only prime values at integer arguments. Indeed, if $a\in \mathbb{Z}$ is so large that $|f(a)|>1$, and if $p$ is a ...

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### Arithmetic dynamics and dynamics on moduli spaces

The following question is more of a request for pointers to suitable literature on introductory material for arithmetic dynamics and dynamics on moduli spaces.
In my dissertation, I have been ...

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### cat map re-transformation

Hi,
Is there any way of moving from one cat map transformation to the other without resetting parameters?
For example, suppose you have two matrices '$A$'and '$B$' each permuted with different cat ...

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### Higher-dimensional algebraic subgroups of the proalgebraic Nottingham group?

Let $R$ be a commutative ring, and, for $n\ge0$,
${\mathcal{A}}_n={\mathcal{A}}_n(R)$ the group of series
$u(x)=\sum_0^\infty a_jx^{j+1}\in R[[x]]$ for which
$a_0\in R^\times$ and $u(x)\equiv x\pmod{x^...

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### Algebraic Dynamics over separated schemes

I have a few questions regarding the current status of research on algebraic dynamics over separated schemes. In what follows $\varphi:X\rightarrow X$ will be a finite self-morphism of a noetherian ...

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### A follow up question related to entropy

For a self-map $\varphi:X\longrightarrow X$ of a space $X$, many important notions of entropy are defined through a limit of the form $$\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\frac{1}{n}\log a_n,$$ where in each ...

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### Greatest common divisor of a^{2^n}-1 and b^{2^n}-1

Let a and b be coprime integers. Do we know, expect, or unexpect that there are infinitely many primes p which divide
$gcd(a^{2^n} - 1, b^{2^n}-1)$
for some n? Certainly any Fermat prime will ...

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### Rational maps whose complex conjugate equals a PGL conjugate

Let $f(z)\in\mathbb{C}(z)$ be a rational function, and let $\bar{f}(z)$ denote the function obtained by taking the complex conjugate of the coefficients of $f$. I am interested in maps $f$ for which ...

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### If you were to axiomatize the notion of entropy …

What are the axioms that a good notion of entropy must satisfy? Please note that I am not asking for the definitions of various types of entropy such as topological entropy or measure-theoretic ...

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### Dynamics of a random “quadratic” directed graph

Let G be a directed graph on N vertices chosen at random, conditional on the requirement that the out-degree of each vertex is 1 and the in-degree of each vertex is either 0 or 2. The "periodic" ...

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### Conjectures on iterated polynomial maps on finite fields

Let $p$ be a prime, and consider the sequence $x_0, x_1, \dots$ of elements of the finite field $\mathbf F_p$ given by $x_0 = 0$ and $x_{i+1} = x_i^2 + 1$ for all $i \ge 0$. This sequence must ...