Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the

Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)

**Co-organizers:****Andrew Baxter**, Rutgers University, baxter{at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu**Lara Pudwell**, Rutgers University, lpudwell {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu**Doron Zeilberger**, Rutgers University, zeilberg {at} math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Title: Asymptotic Valuations of Sequences Satisfying First Order Recurrences

Speaker: **Luis Medina**, Rutgers University

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2008 5:00pm

Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract:

Let t_n be a sequence that satisfies a first order homogeneous recurrence tn = Q(n)t_{n-1}, where Q(n) is in Z[n]. The asymptotic behavior of the p-adic valuation of t_n is described.