Canonical heights for plane polynomial maps of small topological degree
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012
We study canonical heights for
plane polynomial mappings of small topological degree.
In particular, we prove that for points of canonical height zero,
the arithmetic degree is bounded by the topological degree and hence
strictly smaller than the first dynamical degree.
The proof uses the existence, proved by Favre and the first author,
of certain compactifications of the plane adapted to the dynamics.