Signed sums of terms of a sequence
Authors:
FengJuan Chen and YongGao Chen
Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 141 (2013), 11051111
MSC (2010):
Primary 11A67, 11B50, 11B83, 11P05
Published electronically:
August 9, 2012
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Abstract: We give a sufficient and necessary condition on the sequence of integers that for any integer , every integer can be represented in the form , where . This generalizes the known result on integralvalued polynomial values. Moreover, we show that such sequences exist with any growth rate. This answers two problems posed by Bleicher. We also pose several problems for further research.
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FengJuan Chen
Affiliation:
School of Mathematical Sciences and Institute of Mathematics, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210046, People’s Republic of China – and – Department of Mathematics, Suzhou University, Suzhou 215006, People’s Republic of China
Email:
cfjsz@126.com
YongGao Chen
Affiliation:
School of Mathematical Sciences and Institute of Mathematics, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210046, People’s Republic of China
Email:
ygchen@njnu.edu.cn
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S000299392012113978
PII:
S 00029939(2012)113978
Keywords:
Signed sums,
sequences,
polynomials
Received by editor(s):
March 14, 2011
Received by editor(s) in revised form:
August 4, 2011
Published electronically:
August 9, 2012
Additional Notes:
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. 11071121 and the Project of Graduate Education Innovation of Jiangsu Province (CXZZ110868).
Communicated by:
Matthew A. Papanikolas
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