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Introduction

The theme of this lecture is to show how geometry can be used to understand the rational number solutions to a polynomial equation. We will illustrate this first in the context of rational points on the circle, and then in the more advanced context of rational points on elliptic curves.



Zvezdelina Stankova-Frenkel 2001-09-22