# Root-counting measures of Jacobi polynomials and topological types and critical geodesics of related quadratic differentials

Boris Shapiro, Alexander Solynin

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## Abstract

Two main topics of this paper are asymptotic distributions of zeros of Jacobi polynomials and topology of critical trajectories of related quadratic differentials. First, we will discuss recent developments and some new results concerning the limit of the root-counting measures of these polynomials. In particular, we will show that the support of the limit measure sits on the critical trajectories of a quadratic differential of the form $Q(z)\,dz^2=\frac{az^2+bz+c}{(z^2-1)^2}\,dz^2$. Then we will give a complete classification, in terms of complex parameters $a$, $b$, and $c$, of possible topological types of critical geodesics for the quadratic differential of this type.
Original language English Root-counting measures of Jacobi polynomials and topological types and critical geodesics of related quadratic differentials Springer International Publishing, Birkhäuser Mathematics 369-438 Published - Jul 2017

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