#### Vol. 11, No. 4, 2018

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Locating trinomial zeros

### Russell Howell and David Kyle

Vol. 11 (2018), No. 4, 711–720
##### Abstract

We derive formulas for the number of interior roots (i.e., zeros with modulus less than 1) and exterior roots (i.e., zeros with modulus greater than 1) for trinomials of the form ${z}^{n}+{z}^{k}-1$, where $1\le k\le n-1$. Combined with earlier work by Brilleslyper and Schaubroeck, who focus on unimodular roots (i.e., zeros that lie on the unit circle), we give a complete count of the location of zeros of these trinomials.

##### Keywords
trinomials, complex analysis, Diophantine equations, zeros of functions
##### Mathematical Subject Classification 2010
Primary: 30C15, 97I80
Secondary: 11-02