Sean Prendiville

The University of Manchester

Partition regularity and non-linear Diophantine equations

Heilbronn Number Theory Seminar

30th May 2018, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Howard House, 4th Floor Seminar Room

Schur's theorem states that however one finitely colours the positive integers, there is always a solution to the equation x+y = z in which each variable receives the same colour. Rado completely characterised which linear equations possess this property and which do not. We discuss analogues of these results for certain non-linear Diophantine equations in sufficiently many variables.

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