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Effective Divergence Analysis for Linear Recurrence Sequences

Authors Shaull Almagor, Brynmor Chapman, Mehran Hosseini, Joël Ouaknine, James Worrell



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Shaull Almagor
  • Department of Computer Science, Oxford University, UK
Brynmor Chapman
  • MIT CSAIL
Mehran Hosseini
  • Department of Computer Science, Oxford University, UK
Joël Ouaknine
  • Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany & , Department of Computer Science, Oxford University, UK
James Worrell
  • Department of Computer Science, Oxford University, UK

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Shaull Almagor, Brynmor Chapman, Mehran Hosseini, Joël Ouaknine, and James Worrell. Effective Divergence Analysis for Linear Recurrence Sequences. In 29th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2018). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 118, pp. 42:1-42:15, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)
https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.CONCUR.2018.42

Abstract

We study the growth behaviour of rational linear recurrence sequences. We show that for low-order sequences, divergence is decidable in polynomial time. We also exhibit a polynomial-time algorithm which takes as input a divergent rational linear recurrence sequence and computes effective fine-grained lower bounds on the growth rate of the sequence.

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  • Computing methodologies → Algebraic algorithms
  • Theory of computation → Logic and verification
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  • Linear recurrence sequences
  • Divergence
  • Algebraic numbers
  • Positivity

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