On Hilbert's 10th Problem - Part 1 of 4
Date:Fri, Feb 11, 2000
Location:PIMS, University of Calgary
Conference:Mini Courses by Distinguished Chairs
A Diophantine equation is an equation of the form = 0, where D is a polynomial with integer coefficients. These equations were named after the Greek mathematician Diophantus who lived in the 3rd century A.D.
Hilbert's Tenth problem can be stated as follows:
Determination of the Solvability of a Diophantine Equation. Given a diophantine equation with any number of unknown quantities and with rational integral numerical coefficients, devise a process according to which it can be determined by a finite number of operations whether the equation is solvable in rational integers.
This lecture is part 1 of a series of 4.
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