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 fivemack 2008-09-12 16:36

Small problem in six-dimensional space

I'm considering the codimension-1-in-P5-object defined by

x^6+y^6+z^6 = u^6+v^6+w^6

with the obvious solutions-by-permutation removed and GCD(x,y,z,u,v,w)=1. I've searched for z,w<2000, and am finding that the number of these points with z,w<N seems to be slightly more than linear in N, so I suspect there are some families of points lurking. Suspiciously many of the points I've found have x+y+u=z+v+w, for example.

[url]http://www.jstor.org/pss/2005335[/url] gives a set of homogeneous quartics parameterising some solutions, but clearly not all solutions since the quartics happen also to satisfy x^2+y^2+z^2=u^2+v^2+w^2.

What are the right sort of questions to ask about the set of points on a high-dimensional variety?

 R.D. Silverman 2008-09-13 06:03

[QUOTE=fivemack;142149]I'm considering the codimension-1-in-P5-object defined by

x^6+y^6+z^6 = u^6+v^6+w^6

<snip>

What are the right sort of questions to ask about the set of points on a high-dimensional variety?[/QUOTE]

Is there an associated L-function? Is there a motive?
What does the j-invariant look like? Is the variety even Abelian?
How many localizations yield singularities? (i.e. how many primes have
bad reduction)

 R.D. Silverman 2008-09-13 06:07

[QUOTE=R.D. Silverman;142240]Is there an associated L-function? Is there a motive?
What does the j-invariant look like? Is the variety even Abelian?
How many localizations yield singularities? (i.e. how many primes have
bad reduction)[/QUOTE]

And I stupidly forgot perhaps the most obvious question: What is its
genus? i.e. if viewed as a Riemann surface over C, how many holes
does the surface have? Then one might study conformal maps of
that surface.

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