2. General Polynomials and Real Rootedness

Problem 2.1.
Given a palindromic polynomial $\sum_{i=0}^Nc_ix^i$, consider the following conjecture:
There exists a cone $C$ such that $(c_0,c_1,\cdots,c_N)\in C$ if and only if the roots of the polynomial are on the unit circle. 
Problem 2.2.
Given a polynomial $ \sum_{n=0}^N a_nx^n$ where $a_n$ is hypergeometric (i.e $\frac{a_{n+1}}{a_n}$ is a rational function in $n$), determine real rootedness algorithmically. 
Problem 2.3.
Let $\sum_{i=0}^n b_ix^i$ be a real rooted polynomial with $b_i\geq 0$ for all $i$ and let $A_i(x)$ denote the $i$th Eulerian polynomial. Is the polynomial $\sum_{i=0}^nb_iA_i(x)$ real rooted? Determine this in general or for particular families of realrooted polynomials. 
$\eta$quotients:
Problem 2.4.
Let $s(q):=\prod_{j=1}^\infty\frac{(1q^{2j})^2}{1q^j}$. Suppose that $s(q)=\sum_{n\geq 0}s_n q^n$, is $s_n\geq 0$ for all $n$?
Remark. As mentioned during the Workshop, the series $s(q)=\sum_{n\geq 0} q^{\binom{n}2}$. So, the coefficients $s_n$ are indeed nonnegative. This is due to Euler.


Problem 2.5.
Let $p(n)$ be a polynomial with positive coefficients. $p(n)=a(n)+nb(n)$ uniquely where $a(n)$ and $b(n)$ are palidromic. Do $a(n)$ and $b(n)$ have nonnegative coefficients?
Cite this as: AimPL: Polyhedral geometry and partition theory, available at http://aimpl.org/polypartition.