Classical Mechanics and Diophantine Equations

17 January 2022
Jay Swar

We'll sketch how the $K$-rational solutions of a system $X$ of multivariate polynomials can be viewed as the solutions of a "classical mechanics" problem on an associated affine space.

When $X$ has a suitable topology, e.g. if its $\mathbb{C}$-solutions form a Riemann surface of genus $>1$, we'll observe some of the advantages of this new point of view such as a relatively computable algorithm for effective finiteness (with some stipulations). This is joint work with Minhyong Kim.

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