Its zeta function is where. Analogous to the Euler factors of the Riemann zeta function, we define the local -factor of When evaluating its value at , we retrieve the arithmetic information at , Notice that each point in reduces to a point in. So when tends to be small. Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer did numerical experiments and suggested the heuristic The is defined to be the product of all local -factors, Formally evaluating the value at gives So intuitively the rank of will correspond to the value of at 1: the larger is.
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This was extended to the case where F is any finite abelian extension of K by. Combining this with the p-parity theorem of and and with the proof of the main conjecture of Iwasawa theory for GL 2 by, they conclude that a positive proportion of elliptic curves over Q have analytic rank zero, and hence, by, satisfy the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture. Nothing has been proved for curves with rank greater than 1, although there is extensive numerical evidence for the truth of the conjecture.
Assuming the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, is the area of a right triangle with rational side lengths a congruent number if and only if the number of triplets of integers satisfying is twice the number of triplets satisfying.
The interest in this statement is that the condition is easily verified. Admitting the BSD conjecture, these estimations correspond to information about the rank of families of elliptic curves in question. For example: suppose the generalized Riemann hypothesis and the BSD conjecture, the average rank of curves given by is smaller than. Manjul Bhargava. Arul Shankar.
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Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture
Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture
Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture explained