Lan Nguyen

Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, ISSN 1310–5132

Volume 20, 2014, Number 3, Pages 1–28

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Lan Nguyen

*Mathematics Department, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States
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### Abstract

It follows from our previous works and those of Nathanson that if *P* is a set of primes, then the greater the cardinality of *P*, the less likely that there exists a sequence of polynomials, satisfying the functional equation arising from multiplication of quantum integers studied by Nathanson, which has *P* as its support base and which cannot be generated by quantum integers. In this paper we analyze the set of roots of the polynomials involved leading to a direct construction of a polynomial solution Γ which has infinite support base *P* and which cannot be generated by quantum integers. Our results demonstrate that there are more to these solutions than those provided by quantum integers. In addition, we also show that a result of Nathanson does not hold if the condition *t*_{Γ} = 1 is removed.

### Keywords

- Diophantine equation
- Quantum integer
- q-series

Sumset - Polynomial functional equation
- Cyclotomic polynomial

### AMS Classification

- 11P99
- 11C08

### References

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Nguyen, L. (2014). Solutions with infinite support bases of a functional equation arising from multiplication of quantum integers. *Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics*, 20(3), 1-28.