A note on the transcendence of infinite products. (English) Zbl 1265.11078

Summary: The paper deals with several criteria for the transcendence of infinite products of the form \(\prod _{n=1}^\infty {[b_n\alpha ^{a_n}]}/{b_n\alpha ^{a_n}}\) where \(\alpha >1\) is a positive algebraic number having a conjugate \(\alpha ^*\) such that \(\alpha \not =| \alpha ^{*}| >1\), \(\{a_n\}_{n=1}^{\infty }\) and \(\{b_n\}_{n=1}^{\infty }\) are two sequences of positive integers with some specific conditions. The proofs are based on the recent theorem of [P. Corvaja and U. Zannier [Acta Math. 193, No. 2, 175–191 (2004; Zbl 1175.11036)], which relies on the subspace theorem.


11J81 Transcendence (general theory)


Zbl 1175.11036
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