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Let 1<q<2 be a real number, m≥1 be a rational integer and lm(q)={|P(q)|,P∈Z[X],P(q)≠0,H(P)≤m}, where Z[X] denotes the set of polynomials P with rational integer coefficients and H(P) is the height of P. The value of lm(q) was determined for many particular Pisot numbers ([3] and [7]). In this paper we determine the infimum and the supremum of the numbers lm(q) for any fixed m. We also determine the greatest limit point for the case m=1.

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We investigate the values of the Remak height, which is a weighted product of the conjugates of an algebraic number. We prove that the ratio of logarithms of the Remak height and of the Mahler measure for units αof degree d is everywhere dense in the maximal interval [d/2(d-1),1] allowed for this ratio. To do this, a “large” set of totally positive Pisot units is constructed. We also give a lower bound on the Remak height for non-cyclotomic algebraic numbers in terms of their degrees. In passing, we prove some results about some algebraic numbers which are a product of two conjugates of a reciprocal algebraic number.

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