On a theorem of V. Bernik in the metric theory of Diophantine approximation

Acta Arithmetica (Impact Factor: 0.42). 03/2008; 117(1). DOI: 10.4064/aa117-1-4
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This paper goes back to a famous problem of Mahler in metrical Diophantine approximation. The problem has been settled by Sprindzuk and subsequently improved by Alan Baker and Vasili Bernik. In particular, Bernik's result establishes a convergence Khintchine type theorem for Diophantine approximation by polynomials, that is it allows arbitrary monotonic error of approximation. In the present paper the monotonicity assumption is completely removed.

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    • "In [2] it has been shown that if the sum in (21) diverges and ψ is monotonic, then for almost every real x inequality (20) holds infinitely often. More recently [3], the monotonicity assumption in Bernik's convergence result has been removed. However, removing the monotonicity assumption from the divergence result remains an open problem akin to the Duffin-Schaeffer conjecture. "
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