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Some problems of unlikely intersections in arithmetic and geometry

Author: U (Umberto) Zannier
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Series: Annals of mathematics studies, 181.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Considers the so-called Unlikely Intersections, a topic that embraces well-known issues, such as Lang's and Manin-Mumford's, concerning torsion points in subvarieties of tori or abelian varieties.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: U (Umberto) Zannier
ISBN: 9780691153704 0691153701
OCLC Number: 892160228
Description: XI, 160 p. ; 27 cm
Contents: *FrontMatter, pg. i*Contents, pg. v*Preface, pg. ix*Notation and Conventions, pg. xi*Introduction: An Overview of Some Problems of Unlikely Intersections, pg. 1*Chapter 1: Unlikely Intersections in Multiplicative Groups and the Zilber Conjecture, pg. 15*Chapter 2: An Arithmetical Analogue, pg. 43*Chapter 3 Unlikely Intersections in Elliptic Surfaces and Problems of Masser, pg. 62*Chapter 4: About the Andre-Oort Conjecture, pg. 96*Appendix A: Distribution of Rational Points on Subanalytic Surfaces, pg. 128*Appendix B: Uniformity in Unlikely Intersections: An Example for Lines in Three Dimensions, pg. 136*Appendix C: Silverman's Bounded Height Theorem for Elliptic Curves: A Direct Proof, pg. 138*Appendix D: Lower Bounds for Degrees of Torsion Points: The Transcendence Approach, pg. 140*Appendix E: A Transcendence Measure for a Quotient of Periods, pg. 143*Appendix F: Counting Rational Points on Analytic Curves: A Transcendence Approach, pg. 145*Appendix G: Mixed Problems: Another Approach, pg. 147*Bibliography, pg. 149*Index, pg. 159
Series Title: Annals of mathematics studies, 181.
Responsibility: Umberto Zannier.


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