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2answers
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How many integer points does my favorite ellipse go through?

The equation of the ellipse interpolating the six lattice points $(0,0)$, $(1,0)$, $(0,1)$, $(d-1,d)$, $(d,d)$, $(d,d-1)$ in the plane for a fixed $d$ (at least 3) is $$ x^2+y^2 - ...
0
votes
0answers
100 views

Rational solutions of equations of the form $y^2 x = f(x)$

Let $k$ be any number field, and suppose we want to study the $k$-rational points on $$y^2 x = f(x),$$ where $f$ is a polynomial of degree greater or equal than 3. In other words, $y^2 x = f(x)$ is a ...
3
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0answers
118 views

Effective Lang-Weil bounds for del Pezzo surfaces

Let $X$ be variety in $\mathbb{P}^N$ over $\mathbb{F}_q$ of dimension $n$ and degree $d$. By the Lang-Weil bounds $ |\# X(\mathbb{F}_q) - q^n| \le (d-1)(d-2)q^{n-1/2} + Cq^{n-1}$for a constant $C$ ...
6
votes
1answer
252 views

Examples of finiteness of rational points for hypersurfaces in $\mathbb P^3_{\mathbb Q}$ of degree $>4$.

Given an homogeneous polynomial $F(X,Y,Z,T)\in \mathbb Q[X,Y,Z,T]$ of degree $>4$, the surface it defines is well-known to be of general type. Suppose, moreover, that this surface doesn't contain ...
8
votes
1answer
338 views

what is the maximum number of rational points of a curve of genus 2 over the rationals

Conjecturally, there exists an integer $n$ such that the number of rational points of a genus $2$ curve over $\mathbf{Q}$ is at most $n$. (This follows from the Bombieri-Lang conjecture.) We are ...
0
votes
1answer
318 views

Bilinear system of Diophantine Equations

$\forall i,j \in$ $\{$$1, \cdots,n$$\},$ let $x_{i},y_{i}$ be unknowns and $n_{ij} \in \mathbb{Z}$ with $i \le j$ be the knowns. Consider the following $\frac{n(n+1)}{2}$ with $n > 2$ ...
49
votes
11answers
4k views

Why certain diophantine equations are interesting (and others are not) ?

It is quite clear why certain differential equations, among the jungle of possible diff equations that is possible to conceive, are studied: some come from physical problems, or from "spontaneous" ...
10
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0answers
780 views

Effective proofs of Siegel's theorem using arithmetic geometry

This is a speculation and perhaps naive. The theorem of Siegel that There exist only finitely many integral points on a curve of genus $\geq 1$ over a number ring $\mathcal O_{K, S}$ where $S$ is ...