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On the complexity of a putative counterexample to the  $p$ -adic Littlewood conjecture

  • Dmitry Badziahin (a1), Yann Bugeaud (a2), Manfred Einsiedler (a3) and Dmitry Kleinbock (a4)


Let $\Vert \cdot \Vert$ denote the distance to the nearest integer and, for a prime number $p$ , let $|\cdot |_{p}$ denote the $p$ -adic absolute value. Over a decade ago, de Mathan and Teulié [Problèmes diophantiens simultanés, Monatsh. Math. 143 (2004), 229–245] asked whether $\inf _{q\geqslant 1}$ $q\cdot \Vert q{\it\alpha}\Vert \cdot |q|_{p}=0$ holds for every badly approximable real number ${\it\alpha}$ and every prime number $p$ . Among other results, we establish that, if the complexity of the sequence of partial quotients of a real number ${\it\alpha}$ grows too rapidly or too slowly, then their conjecture is true for the pair $({\it\alpha},p)$ with $p$ an arbitrary prime.



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On the complexity of a putative counterexample to the  $p$ -adic Littlewood conjecture

  • Dmitry Badziahin (a1), Yann Bugeaud (a2), Manfred Einsiedler (a3) and Dmitry Kleinbock (a4)


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