Congruent Number Problem

Hikmet Burak Özcan 

Date&Time: November 23, Friday,  10:15

Abstract: In this talk, we will first mention about the importance of rational points on curves and show the correspondence between Pythagorean triples and rational points on the unit circle. Secondly, we will introduce a well known arithmetic problem, congruent number problem and show that the congruent number problem is equivalent to a problem about rational squares in arithmetic progressions. Lastly, we will concentrate the relationship between the congruent number problem and rational points on the elliptic curve.

Place: Dokuz Eylül Univ., Tınaztepe Campus, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics, Room B259.