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C. Levesque - Explicit solutions of a family of Thue diophantine equations



C. LEVESQUE, Département de mathématiques et statistique, Université de Laval, Montréal, Québec  G1K 7P4, Canada
Explicit solutions of a family of Thue diophantine equations


Looking for units of certain number fields built from modular coverings X0(m), H. Darmon obtained the family of polynomials

Fa(X,Y)= X5+2X4Y+(a+3)X3Y2+(2a+3)X2Y3+(a+1)XY4-Y5.

For a sufficiently large, O. Kihel exhibited a fundamental system of units of the field ${\bf Q}(\omega)$ where $\omega$ is a root of Fa(X,1)=0. In this lecture we will show that for a sufficiently large, the family of Thue diophantine equations of degree 5 given by

\begin{displaymath}F_a(X,Y)=\pm1
\end{displaymath}

has only the six trivial solutions (x,y)=(0,1),(0,-1), (1,0), (-1,0), (1,-1), (-1,1). The associated Siegel equation leads firstly to a linear form in four logarithms, but the main ingredient and the feature of the proof is to write it as a linear form in two logarithms.


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