A subject that lies at the intersection of algebraic geometry and number theory dealing with varieties, the Mordell conjecture, Arakelov theory, and elliptic curves.

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Closure of a rational point is irreducible

Let $X$ be a scheme of finite type over a field $k$ which is algebraically closed of characteristic zero. Let $K$ be another field and $\eta \in X(K)$ be a $\mathrm{Spec}(K)$ point of $X$. Is the ...
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What is the correct generalization of degree of a divisor to the number field case?

When describing smooth algebraic curves over a field $k$, there are (at least) two useful notions of "class group". The first generalizes easily to general schemes: the Picard group can be defined as ...
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Can I choose the base point of an elliptic curve arbitrarily?

If I define an elliptic curve as a smooth curve with genus one and with base point $\mathbb O$, it seems that I can choose this base point arbitrarily. When I go through the proof that establish ...
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Application of GRR in number theory

In Neukirch Book Algebraic Number Theory page 254, states the Grothendieck-Riemann Roch-Theorem, but missing of applications. Do you know references for applications for this theorem, or may be ...
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Why is $\mathcal{O}_F \otimes \mathbb{Z}_p$ a Dedekind ring?

In the paper Compactifications de l'espace de modules de Hilbert-Blumenthal (Compositio. '78), M. Rapoport relates some assertions from a letter of Deligne to Serre, dated 1972. At the very beginning, ...
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Short Primitive Vectors in a Lattice in $\mathbb{Z}^2$

Given $a,n$ coprime positive integers, let $L = \{(x,y)\in \mathbb{Z}^2, ax=y(n)\}$ be the lattice of all points satisfying $ax=y\pmod{n}$. I want to find an order-of-magnitude bound on the shortest (...
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Where does the terminology “fake/false elliptic curve” come from?

In describing, say, the moduli of Shimura curves, people often refer to "fake" or "false elliptic curves" ("les fausses courbes elliptiques"), which are abelian surfaces whose endomorphism ring is an ...
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Not affine, projective, geometrically connected, geometrically reduced, nor geometrically regular…

Is there a field $k$ and a regular integral $k$-variety $X$ that is neither affine, projective, geometrically connected, geometrically reduced, nor geometrically regular?
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A Guide to the Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem from the Modularity Theorem

A few years ago, a friend of mine told me that he had taken an advanced undergraduate number theory class (so something that assumed only a knowledge of algebra and mathematical maturity) which ended ...
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Arakelov Theory and Arakelov curves

There exists a definition of Arakelov Curve in Arakelov theory? My question is because Neukirch (Algebraic Number Theory, Chapter III) defined Arakelov divisors in the set $X=Spec(\mathcal O_K)\...
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Why do we assume the ring to be torsion free when dealing with formal logarithms in the context of formal group laws?

Let $F$ be a formal group over a ring $R$. Why do we require that $R$ has no additive torsion before we discuss formal logarithms?
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connection between absolute irreducibility and smooth+geometrically connected

Let $C_1$ and $C_2$ be two smooth, projective, and geometrically connected curves over a field $K$ of characteristic $0$. Assume there are two non-constant branch mapping of $K$-curves, $\phi_1\colon ...
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Fano surfaces all of whose rational points lie on some geometric line

Are there any ? Namely let $X$ be a smooth del Pezzo surface defined over $\mathbb{Q}$ that has rational points and such that the degree of the del Pezzo is small, say $d=3$ or $4$. Is it possible ...
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Lifting points of étale group scheme.

Consider the following setting: let $(R,\mathfrak{m})$ be a Noetherian complete discrete valuation ring (with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$) and let $K$ be its field of fractions. Now take $L$ be the ...
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Some questions about reduction of elliptic curves

Let $E \rightarrow S$ be an elliptic curve (i.e, a smooth proper curve of genus 1). If $S = \text{Spec (K)}$ where $K$ is a local field, the usual way of doing a reduction at a prime $\mathfrak{p} = ...
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Incommensurable units as ratios

I am having a bit of trouble understanding the concept of an incommensurable unit. From what I have gathered so far, it is simply a magnitude that cannot be expressed as the ratio of two natural ...
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field of rational functions of a curve

Let $C$ be the algebraic curve defined by the modular polynomial $\phi_N$ of order $N>1$ over the rational numbers, i.e. \begin{equation}C:=\text{specm}(\mathbb{Q}[X,Y]/\phi_N(X,Y)). \end{equation} ...
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degrees of L-functions and dimensions of Shimura Varieties

I try to grab a (very) little understanding of what a Shimura variety is, and although I still don't understand the formal definition of that notion, a few vague ideas have come to my mind. Hence ...
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Extension of a complete discrete valuation ring

My question came when I was reading the famous Tate's paper on $p$-divisible groups. At the beginning of chapter $(2.4)$ he cites this fact as obvious. If you take a complete discrete valuation ring $...
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Understanding the Falting's Theorem

I'm an undergraduate student of mathematics, but soon I'll graduate, and as a personal project I want to understand Falting's Theorem, specifically I want to understand Falting's proof; but yet I have ...
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Explicit value of $\overline{\mathcal{O}}_{\mathbb{P}^1(\mathbb{Z})}(1).\overline{\mathcal{O}}_{\mathbb{P}^1(\mathbb{Z})}(1) $

Let us consider the Fubini-Study metric on the part at infinity of the line bundle $\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^1(\mathbb{Z})}(1)$ to obtain the Hermitian line bundle $\overline{\mathcal{O}}_{\mathbb{P}^1(...
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Witt vector question

I've started reading various papers and notes on Schemes over the Witt Vectors. In example 8.8 of these: https://www.uni-due.de/~mat903/books/esvibuch.pdf W2 has addition defined as $k \oplus k\cdot ...
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Points on an elliptic curve over $\mathbb F_p$

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb F_p$ (the finite field of $p$ elements) defined by $y^2=x(x-n)(x-m)$ where $p\nmid nm(n-m)$. Let $N$ be the number of $\mathbb F_p$-valued points of $E$. ...
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Invertible sheaves on arithmetic surfaces and gcd.

this is exercise 9.1.12 b) in Qing Liu's book "Algebraic geometry and Arithmetic curves". Let $\pi:X \rightarrow S$ be an arithmetic surface with smooth and geometrically connected generic fiber $X_{\...
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Does ABC implies Fermat's last theorem?

I read from the newspaper that Mochizuki's proof of the ABC conjecture implies the Fermat's last theorem. Is it true? I think it implies the proof only for large enough exponents?
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Rational points and resolution of singularities

Suppose $X$ is an algebraic variety over a field $F$ of characteristic 0. By resolution of singularities, there is a nonsingular variety $Y$ over $F$ with a proper birational morphism $Y \rightarrow X$...
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kernel of the exponential map is isomorphic to the singular homology group

Let $G$ be an algebraic torus or an abelian variety over the complex numbers. Then $G(\mathbb{C})$ is a complex Lie group. Is it true that we have the following exact sequence ? $ 0 \to H_1(G(\...
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Is the module of invariant differential forms of a Neron model of an abelian variety a projective module?

Let $A$ be an abelian variety of dimension $d$ over a number field $K$. Let $\mathcal{A}$ be its Neron model over the ring of integers $O_K$. Let $\Omega_{\mathcal{A}/O_K}$ and $\Omega_{A/K}$ be the ...
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Are there Neron models for algebraic groups of multiplicative type?

Let $K$ be a number field with Galois group $G$ and $N$ be a finitely generated abelian group which is also a discrete $G$-module. Let $D(N)$ be the algebraic group defined as $D(N)(R)=Hom_{\mathbb{Z}...
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Arithmetic mean <= Quadratic mean, proof?

I tried to solve this for hours but no success. Prove, that the arithmetic mean is <= quadratic mean. I am in front of this form: $$ \left(\frac{a_1 + ... + a_n} { n}\right)^2 <= \frac{a_1^2 + ...
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Contraction of curves on a surface and stalks

Let $$f:X \rightarrow S$$ be a fibered surface over a Dedekind scheme of dimension $1.$ Let $$s_1, \ldots, s_n$$ be closed points of S and $\{E_{ij}\}$ irreducible vertical divisors of $X$ with $E_{ij}...
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What would be the most rigorous book to stydy algebraic geometry and arithmetic curves on my own?

I would like to study algebraic geometry and arithmetic curves on my own but are there suggestions where to start? Namely, I like very rigorous way to do mathematics and I was suggested Liu's book "...
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Component Group Neron Model Elliptic Curve Cyclic

I'm studying the chapter on Neron Models in Silverman's book "Advanced Topics in the Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves" at the moment, and I do not quite understand why in the split multiplicative case, ...
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Deep questions in number theory not accessible by combinatorial results

Number theory and arithmetic geometry were invented to solve many questions about properties of numbers. What are the some of the foundational results or estimates that are accessible to powerful ...
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Why are period integrals naïve periods?

Apologies for the long question. I recall the definition of a (naïve) period according to Kontsevitch and Zagier [KS]: A (naïve) period is a complex number whose real and imaginary parts are ...
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Galois theory on curves

Context: Let $\mathbb{F}$ be the algebraic closure of $\mathbb{F}_q$ for $q$ prime. We know that $\mathbb{F}(t)$ for $t$ transcendental is the function field of the projective line $\mathbb{P}^{1}(\...
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another representation of the zeta function of a curve over a finite field

Let $C$ be a non-singular curve over $\mathbb{F}_q$. Denote by $d$ the degree map from the group of divisors to $\mathbb{Z}$ and denote by $P$ the set of prime divisors w.r.t. to the function field. ...
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coefficients of the zeta function of curve over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$

Let $C$ be a non-singular curve over $\mathbb{F}_q$. Denote by $d$ the degree map from the group of divisors to $\mathbb{Z}$ and denote by $P$ the set of prime divisors w.r.t. to the function field. ...
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Trouble with finding geometric progression pattern

I have this system: $$ b_2-b_1 = 18 $$ $$ b_4-b_3 = 162 $$ I have to find $b_1$ (the first element) and $q$ (common ratio). Any ideas how to solve it?
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Differential of a morphism of abelian varieties

I am reading the lecture notes of J.S. Milne on Abelian varieties and I got stuck at some point. Let $\alpha,\beta\colon X\rightarrow Y$ be homomorphisms of abelian varieties $X$ and $Y$. Then for ...
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Isogenies of abelian varieties

Let $\pi:X\to Y$ be a finite morphism of smooth projective curves over an algebraically closed field (of characteristic zero if necessary) which are both of genus $>1$. We have two "natural" maps ...
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Calculating volume by area and thickness

I have an irregular hexagon that is $1\,mm$ thick. The total area of the hexagon is $114.335\,cm^2$. How do I calculate the volume?
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Geometric progression of 1 and 1/3tan^2θ

The first two terms of a geometric progression are where 0<θ<π/2 (i) Find the set of values of θ for which the progression is convergent. [2] What does convergent mean and how to solve this ?
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When does a variety have a point over a finite field for sufficiently large primes p?

Let $X$ be an algebraic variety over the rational numbers. Suppose that $X$ has positive dimension. I would like to say that $X(\mathbb{F}_p)$ is non-empty for sufficiently large primes $p$. One idea ...
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Punctured Elliptic Curve

I've come across the word "punctured elliptic curve" here and there, but none of the basic texts on the topic (Husemoller, Silverman) define or mention it. What point is removed from the curve (the ...
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An isogeny from a split algebraic torus

Suppose that there is an isogeny (in the category of commutative algebraic groups) from a split algebraic torus to a semi-abelian variety. Does it follows that this semi-abelian variety is also an ...
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Trivialising cover for étale morphisms

Let $f:Y \to X$ be a finite étale morphism of smooth and proper schemes over a field $k$ (not necessarily separable closed). Is there a geometrically connected étale cover $\{U_i\}$ of $X$ which ...
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Examples of smooth curves of genus $0$ and degree $d>2$. [closed]

Can we provide a source of explicit examples ? The degree assumption $d>2$ means that I would like to see examples which are not conics.
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etale neighborhoods

I've read that quasi-compact etale morphisms of schemes over a not necessarily algebraiclly closed field $F$ (I'm happy to take $F$ a field of char $0$) are the algebraic analogs of local ...
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What is the relation between the length of period of simple continued fraction expansion of quadratic algebraic numbers and the integer

As we know,$\sqrt{2} = [1;2,2,2,2,…]$; while $\sqrt{14}= [3;1,2,1,6,1,2,1,6…]$,let $L$ the length of period of simple continued fraction expansion of quadratic algebraic numbers be the number of ...