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### Are there any integers which can't be written as a sum of two fourth powers minus a cube?

To be precise, I am asking:
Does there exist an integer $k$ such that there do not exist (possibly negative) integers $x,y,z$ satisfying $x^4+y^4=z^3+k$?
Heuristically the answer must be yes, in ...

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### The lonely molecule

Suppose $n$ air molecules (infinitesimal points) are bouncing around in
a unit $d$-dimensional cube, with perfectly elastic wall collisions.
Let $k=n^{\frac{1}{d}}$.
For example, in 3D, $d=3$, with ...

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### Torsion points of abelian varieties in the perfect closure of a function field

The following is a problem, which was recently brought to my attention by H. Esnault and A. Langer.
Let $K$ be the function field of a smooth curve over the algebraic closure $k$ of the finite field ...

**12**

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### Why are solutions to $\sqrt[k]{x_1^k+x_2^k+x_3^k+x_4^k}$ for $k=2,3$ curiously smooth?

Given an integer solution $s_m$ to the system,
$$x_1^2+x_2^2+\dots+x_n^2 = y^2$$
$$x_1^3+x_2^3+\dots+x_n^3 = z^3$$
and define the function,
$$F(s_m) = x_1+x_2+\dots+x_n$$
For $n\geq3$, using an ...

**11**

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### 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 ...

**10**

votes

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### Consecutive averages of sequence (or difference quotients of partial sums) always square

I proposed the following problem for the December 2013 USA IMO TST earlier this month:
Let $a_1,a_2,a_3,\ldots$ be a sequence of integers, with the property that every consecutive group of $a_i$'s ...

**10**

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### Growth of $n=n(k)$ for which there's a non-trivial solution to $x_1^k+\cdots+x_n^k=y^k$?

Walter Hayman just asked me the following question. What, if anything, is known about the growth of the function $n(k)$, where $k\geq1$ is an integer, and $n=n(k)\geq2$ is the smallest integer for ...

**7**

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### Integer solutions of $x^2=4+8y^2+13z^2$

I have been looking for integer solutions of certain Diophantine equations, one of the simplest examples being
$x^2=4+8y^2+13z^2$.
The ideal answer would be a way to parametrize all the integer ...

**7**

votes

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480 views

### Diophantine $x^p+y^q=(x+y)^r$

Is the equation:
$$x^p+y^q=(x+y)^r$$
in integers $x,y,z,p,q,r$ with $p \geq 2,q \geq 2, r \geq 2$ complete solved?
For $(p,q,r)=(n,n,n+1)$ a parametrization is $t=1-s$ and $ ...

**5**

votes

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202 views

### When does the Lloyd polynomial have only integral roots?

For a $t$-error correcting code of length $n$ over the finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$, the Lloyd polynomial is given by
$$
L_t(n,x):=\sum_{j=0}^t(-1)^j\binom{x-1}{j}\binom{n-x}{t-j}(q-1)^{t-j}.
$$
A ...

**4**

votes

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### Monte Carlo variant of Hilbert's Tenth Problem

Let $k \in \mathbb{N}$. Given an algorithm $\mathcal{A}$ which takes
as argument a polynomial $P \in \mathbb{Z}[x_1,\dots,x_k]$ and either
returns true or false, we say that $\mathcal{A}$ works for ...

**4**

votes

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### Integers in a given box that can be represented by a polynomial

Suppose that $F(x_1, \cdots, x_n) \in \mathbb{Z}[x_1, \cdots, x_n]$ is a polynomial of degree $d$, and examine the quantity
$$\displaystyle N(F;X, B) = \# \{(x_1, \cdots, x_n) \in \mathbb{Z}^n | -X ...

**4**

votes

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109 views

### Curves on hypersurfaces generated by diagonal sums

This is related to an earlier question of mine ((Non-)Existence of curves of low degree on affine and projective varieties). It seems that the question is too difficult for specific surfaces, although ...

**4**

votes

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237 views

### Counting Special Rational Points on Cubic Surfaces

A paper of Heath-Brown gives an heuristic argument for the density of rational points on two cubic surfaces: $x^3+y^3+z^3=kw^3,k=2,3$, say, the number of rational points of height less than $N$ on ...

**4**

votes

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### $a^5+b^5=c^5+d^5$ and polynomial identities

No nontrivial integer solutions to $$ a^5+b^5=c^5+d^5 \qquad (1)$$ are known.
(1) has infinitely many solutions in an extension of $\mathbb{Z}$
(root of $9-15x+37x^2 $ ) resulting
from genus 0 curve ...

**4**

votes

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240 views

### Expressions of $tanh$ type whose continued fractions have two shifts per period

This is a follow-up of another thread about quasi periodic continued fractions, a.k.a. Hurwitz fractions, with some linear shifts. I seem to have found the pattern of a subclass of them, as given ...

**4**

votes

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299 views

### A question on M. Mignotte's Paper: “Petho's Cubics”

I have been reading the paper "Petho's Cubics" by M. Mignotte (appeared in Publ. Math. Debrecen, 56/3-4 (2000)) unfortunately I don't understand section 4 of the paper. I am hoping someone could help ...

**3**

votes

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### Low height integer points on a rank variety

Let $M_i$ be fixed rectangular matrices with integer coefficients less than $n$. Consider the variety defined by the condition
$$
\mathrm{rank}(\lambda_1M_1 + \lambda_2M_2 + ... + \lambda_kM_k) = 1.
...

**3**

votes

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248 views

### On 7th and 8th powers for $x_1^k+x_2^k+x_3^k+x_4^k = y_1^k+y_2^k+y_3^k+y_4^k$

The Diophantine equation,
$$x_1^k+x_2^k+x_3^k = y_1^k+y_2^k+y_3^k\tag1$$
for either $k=5$ or $6$ is quite well explored, and it has long been known that it has an infinite number of primitive ...

**3**

votes

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153 views

### A question on a paper by Ribet

I'm reading the article On the equation $a^p + 2^\alpha b^p + c^p = 0$ by Ribet (http://math.berkeley.edu/~ribet/Articles/acta.pdf), but I'm having trouble understanding his proof of Theorem 3. For ...

**3**

votes

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### Integer solutions of $ z^3 y^2 = x(x-1)(x+1)$

According to a conjecture there are no three
consecutive powerful numbers.
Necessary condition for this is integer solution of
$$ z^3 y^2 = x(x-1)(x+1) \qquad (1) $$
What are integer solutions ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

220 views

### Ternary form related to identity for abc conjecture

Consider the identity:
$$ \begin{aligned}
f_1 &= 4 (4 x + z) \cdot z^{3} \\
f &= x^{4} + 4 x^{3} y + 6 x^{2} y^{2} + 4 x y^{3} + y^{4} + 4 x^{3} z + 12 x^{2} y z + 12 x y^{2} z + 4 y^{3} z + ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

140 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 $C$ ...

**3**

votes

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### quasi periodic continued fractions and powers of e, tanh, tan

It is well known that some transcendental numbers like e.g. rational multiples of $e^{2/n}$ with $n\in\mathbb N $, when written as regular continued fractions (R.C.F.), yield what can be called a ...

**3**

votes

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### Weak classes of diophantine functions

From a well-known work(s) by Putnam, Davis, Robinson and Matiyasevich, we know that every partially recursive function is diophantine.
Now it seems a natural question to ask: can we say something ...

**3**

votes

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### 0,1 solution to system of linear integer equations.

I have the following problem:
$A x = b$
where $A, b$ - $m \times n$-maxtrix and $m$-vector of nonnegative intgers (respectivelly).
$x \in \{0,1\}^n $ - vector of binary variables, which need to be ...

**3**

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### The surface $ x^2 y^2 + 1 = (x^2 + y^2) z^2 $

Hi, I'm trying to find all rational points on the surface of the title, in connection with the Euler Brick (AKA Rational Box) problem.
This surface is equivalent to $ x^2 z^2 - 1 = (x^2 - z^2) y^2 $, ...

**3**

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### Asymptotics related to the Erdos--Moser diophantine equation

I share the authorship of this question with Pieter Moree.
In our recent joint work with Y. Gallot (arXiv:0907.1356 [math.NT]) we attack
the Erdős--Moser diophantine equation
$$
...

**2**

votes

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108 views

### Additive combinatorics and a Diophantine equation

Let $(n_k)_{1 \leq k \leq N}$ be a sequence of distinct positive integers. For $v \in \mathbb{Z}$ set
$$
A_N(v) = \# \Big\{ (k,\ell) \in \{1, \dots, N\}^2, ~k \neq \ell:\quad n_k - n_\ell = v \Big\}.
...

**2**

votes

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### Possible argument against Height bound hypothesis

From this paper.
$f(x,y)$ is polynomial with integer coefficients.
$s(f)$ is its size, the sum of the logarithms of the absolute
values of the nonzero coefficients, defined on p. 6. From p. 7.
...

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votes

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107 views

### Egyptian fractions similar to Erdos-Straus conjecture

It is known that the Erdos-Straus conjecture is about writing $4/n$ as three unit fractions.
My question is whether it is known that if $a>4$
$$
\frac an=\frac1{x_1}+\frac1{x_2}+\cdots+\frac1{x_k}
...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

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### Can estimate upper bound of $|p_{i}|$ or $|q_{i}|?$

when I Find the diophantine-equation rational points $$2y^2=x^6-x^2+2$$
I using Faltings's theorem showed that there are only finitely many solutions,if we assmue that
...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

165 views

### Diophantine equations and the numbers $4,7,8$

Consider the diophantine equation
$$
x^n+y^n+z^n=k\cdot xyz,
$$
where $n,x,y,z$ are positive integers. Now consider $k\in\left\{4,7,8\right\}$. It is well-known or easily provable that for $n=1$ and ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

207 views

### Diophantine equations over cyclotomic fields

Let $\mathbb{Q}^{\text{ab}}$ be the compositum of all finite abelian extensions of $\mathbb{Q}$. Explicitly, $\mathbb{Q}^{\text{ab}}$ is the field obtained from $\mathbb{Q}$ by adjoining all roots of ...

**2**

votes

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### n-ary quadratic forms with $S$-integer values

Let $Q(x_1,\ldots,x_n):=x_1^2+\cdots+x_n^2$ be an $n$-ary quadratic form.
Given a finite set of (rational) primes $S$ is there an algorithm or theorem that describes all solutions to ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

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### What is the general feeling for Hilbert's 10th problem for Q?

We know that Hilbert's 10th problem for $\mathbb{Z}$ is undecidable. I was wondering whether there is a strong opinion in the mathematical community on the decidability of Hilbert's 10th for ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

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### Congruences of binary forms

Suppose $f(x,y) \in \mathbb{Z}[x,y]$ is a binary form (that is, homogeneous polynomial in two variables). Further suppose that $f$ is irreducible over $\mathbb{Z}$ and has no fixed prime divisor. Let ...

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votes

**0**answers

239 views

### Algorithm for solutions to quadratic forms over number fields

Are there any know (preferably implemented) algorithms to find solutions to quadratic forms over number fields (or global fields)?
I am especially interested in the quaternary case. There exist some ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

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### Reference for original paper (but translated to English) of Matiyasevich's proof of Fibonacci relation being Diophantine?

Hello. I am a maths undergraduate. I am doing a project about history of mathematics. I am looking for the original solution to Hilbert's 10th problem, or at least the theorems that is accessible to ...

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votes

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218 views

### Hurwitz integers and $F_4$

The Hurwitz integers are
$$
\mathcal H=
\{a+bi+cj+dk:a,b,c,d\in\mathbb Z\;\text{ or } \;a,b,c,d\in \tfrac12+\mathbb Z\}.
$$
I want to know if there is a formula, for $m\in\mathbb Z$, for the number ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### is exponential diophantine over Qp

Thanks to Matiyasevic, we all know that exponential is diophantine over the integers. Also, thanks to transcendental number theory, we know that exponential is not diophantine over the rationals. So ...

**2**

votes

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### Prove a parametrization function is surjective

As a starting note, I would like to say that I haven't (yet) taken courses in Set Theory, so some higher-level notation may be lost on me (and I may not write everything conventionally), but I'll do ...

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vote

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### System of congruences

I have a system of $n$ congruences.
the generic $m$_th congruence of the system ($m = 1,\dots,n$) is in the form:
$(p_n\#)^2(\displaystyle\sum_{\substack{i=1\\i\neq ...

**1**

vote

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155 views

### Probability of correlated residues

Given $N,c\in\Bbb N$, where $c\ll(\log N)^{1/b}$ for any $b>1$ is fixed, what is the probability that given $A_1,A_2,A_3\in\Bbb N$ with ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

461 views

### Is $ a^2b^2-ab-ap$ a perfect square for suitable $a,b\in \mathbb{Z}^+$?

Consider the expression
$$
a^2b^2-ab-ap\qquad (a,b\in \mathbb{Z}^+),
$$
where $p\equiv1\pmod{4}$.
Question. For every prime $p\equiv1\pmod{4}$ do there exist $a,b\in\mathbb{Z}^+$ such that ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

137 views

### Equation in the Gaussian Integers

Let $a,b \in \mathbb{N}$. Is there a possibility to characterize the solutions of $a N(\alpha) - b N(\beta)=1$ where $\alpha,\beta \in \mathbb{Z}[i]$? In particular I am interested in the case $a=1$ ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### Question about link between non-terminals of grammars and variables of Diophantine equations

If we change the right arrow in the rewriting rules of grammar into equators , changes all terminals into x and keep the non-terminals unchanged,we get system of equations.In some cases,those ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### Cassels-Birch-Davenport theorem for multiple quadratic forms of certain type

A classical theorem of Cassels states that if a homogenous quadratic form $Q$ has an integer zero, then there is a zero of small height (bounded solely by the coefficients and number of variables). ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

209 views

### Integral points on affine rational curves over $\mathbb{Q}$

Given a rational curve $C:(f_1(t),f_2(t))$, where $f_i(t),i=1,2$ are rational functions with rational coefficients.
Question: Is there any criterion(proved or conjectural) for the existence of ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

107 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 ...