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Arithmetic of Higher-Dimensional Algebraic Varieties

Arithmetic of Higher-Dimensional Algebraic Varieties
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Dewey Class 512.7
Title Arithmetic of Higher-Dimensional Algebraic Varieties ([EBook] /) / edited by Bjorn Poonen, Yuri Tschinkel.
Added Personal Name Poonen, Bjorn editor.
Tschinkel, Yuri editor.
Other name(s) SpringerLink (Online service)
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Publication Boston, MA : : Birkhäuser Boston : : Imprint: Birkhäuser, , 2004.
Physical Details XVI, 287 p. : online resource.
Series Progress in mathematics 0743-1643 ; ; 226
ISBN 9780817681708
Summary Note One of the great successes of twentieth century mathematics has been the remarkable qualitative understanding of rational and integral points on curves, gleaned in part through the theorems of Mordell, Weil, Siegel, and Faltings. It has become clear that the study of rational and integral points has deep connections to other branches of mathematics: complex algebraic geometry, Galois and étale cohomology, transcendence theory and diophantine approximation, harmonic analysis, automorphic forms, and analytic number theory. This text, which focuses on higher-dimensional varieties, provides precisely such an interdisciplinary view of the subject. It is a digest of research and survey papers by leading specialists; the book documents current knowledge in higher-dimensional arithmetic and gives indications for future research. It will be valuable not only to practitioners in the field, but to a wide audience of mathematicians and graduate students with an interest in arithmetic geometry. Contributors: Batyrev, V.V.; Broberg, N.; Colliot-Thélène, J-L.; Ellenberg, J.S.; Gille, P.; Graber, T.; Harari, D.; Harris, J.; Hassett, B.; Heath-Brown, R.; Mazur, B.; Peyre, E.; Poonen, B.; Popov, O.N.; Raskind, W.; Salberger, P.; Scharaschkin, V.; Shalika, J.; Starr, J.; Swinnerton-Dyer, P.; Takloo-Bighash, R.; Tschinkel, Y.: Voloch, J.F.; Wittenberg, O.:
Contents note Diophantine equations: progress and problems -- Rational points and analytic number theory -- Weak approximation on algebraic varieties -- Counting points on varieties using universal torsors -- The Cox ring of a Del Pezzo surface -- Counting rational points on threefolds -- Remarques sur l’approximation faible sur un corps de fonctions d’une variable -- K3 surfaces over number fields with geometric Picard number one -- Jumps in Mordell-Weil rank and Arithmetic Surjectivity -- Universal torsors and Cox rings -- Random diophantine equations -- Descent on simply connected surfaces over algebraic number fields -- Rational points on compactifications of semi-simple groups of rank 1 -- Weak Approximation on Del Pezzo surfaces of degree 4 -- Transcendental Brauer-Manin obstruction on a pencil of elliptic curves.
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Internet Site http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-8176-8170-8
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