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A Hypothetical Upper Bound on the Heights of the Solutions of a Diophantine Equation with a Finite Number of Solutions

Version 1 : Received: 10 April 2018 / Approved: 10 April 2018 / Online: 10 April 2018 (09:18:13 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 13 April 2018 / Approved: 16 April 2018 / Online: 16 April 2018 (05:12:59 CEST)

How to cite: Tyszka, A. A Hypothetical Upper Bound on the Heights of the Solutions of a Diophantine Equation with a Finite Number of Solutions. Preprints 2018, 2018040121 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201804.0121.v2). Tyszka, A. A Hypothetical Upper Bound on the Heights of the Solutions of a Diophantine Equation with a Finite Number of Solutions. Preprints 2018, 2018040121 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201804.0121.v2).

Abstract

Let f ( 1 ) = 1 , and let f ( n + 1 ) = 2 2 f ( n ) for every positive integer n. We consider the following hypothesis: if a system S ⊆ {xi · xj = xk : i, j, k ∈ {1, . . . , n}} ∪ {xi + 1 = xk : i, k ∈{1, . . . , n}} has only finitely many solutions in non-negative integers x1, . . . , xn, then each such solution (x1, . . . , xn) satisfies x1, . . . , xn f (2n). We prove:   (1) the hypothesisimplies that there exists an algorithm which takes as input a Diophantine equation, returns an integer, and this integer is greater than the heights of integer (non-negative integer, positive integer, rational) solutions, if the solution set is finite; (2) the hypothesis implies that there exists an algorithm for listing the Diophantine equations with infinitely many solutions in non-negative integers; (3) the hypothesis implies that the question whether or not a given Diophantine equation has only finitely many rational solutions is decidable by a single query to an oracle that decides whether or not a given Diophantine equation has a rational solution; (4) the hypothesis implies that the question whether or not a given Diophantine equation has only finitely many integer solutions is decidable by a single query to an oracle that decides whether or not a given Diophantine equation has an integer solution; (5) the hypothesis implies that if a set M N has a finite-fold Diophantine representation, then M is computable.

Subject Areas

computable upper bound on the heights of rational solutions; computable upper bound on the moduli of integer solutions; Diophantine equation with a finite number of solutions; finite-fold Diophantine representation; single query to an oracle that decides whether or not a given Diophantine equation has an integer solution; single query to an oracle that decides whether or not a given Diophantine equation has a rational solution

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