First presenter Co-presenter(s) Name : Luis Medina * Name: E-mail: E-mail: Affiliation: Rutgers University Name: Department: E-mail: City: Name: State/Province: E-mail: Country: USA Name: TalkNumber: 06-06 E-mail: Session: 6- Applications of Math Software to Mathematical Research Schedule:  Room: Saturday, 9:30  B-2620 Related website: Title ofpresentation: Arithmetic properties of sequences satisfying first order recurrences. Abstract: Let $t_n$ be a sequence that satisfies a first order homogeneous recurrence $t_n = Q(n)t_{n-1}$, where $Q(n) \in \mathbb{Z}[n]$. These type of sequences arise in different types of problems like the integration of rational functions and the evaluation of infinite sums. In this talk, the asymptotic behavior of the $p$-adic valuation of $t_n$ will be described.