Heights on Abelian Varieties

  • Serge Lang
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Abstract

Néron at the Edinburgh International Congress had conjectured that the (logarithmic) height on an abelian variety differed from a quadratic function by a bounded function. He proved this in [Ne 3], as well as proving an analogous statement for local components for the height. Tate showed that a direct argument applied to the global height could be used, by-passing the local considerations. We shall give Tate’s argument in this chapter, as well as a few consequences.

Keywords

Quadratic Form Abelian Variety Number Field Finite Extension Divisor Class 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Serge Lang
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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