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Rational 6-Cycles Under Iteration of Quadratic Polynomials

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 February 2010

Michael Stoll
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Department of Mathematics, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany, Michael.Stoll@uni-bayreuth.de

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We present a proof, which is conditional on the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture for a specific abelian variety, that there do not exist rational numbers x and c such that x has exact period N = 6 under the iteration xx2 + c. This extends earlier results by Morton for N = 4 and by Flynn, Poonen and Schaefer for N = 5.

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