A finiteness theorem for a class

of exponential congruences

Authors:
Marian Vâjâitu and Alexandru Zaharescu

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **127** (1999), 2225-2232

MSC (1991):
Primary 11A07

Published electronically:
April 9, 1999

MathSciNet review:
1486757

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Abstract: For given elements and belonging to the ring of integers of a number field we consider the set of all tuples in for which divides for any and prove under some reasonable assumptions that the set of solutions is finite.

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**Marian Vâjâitu**

Affiliation:
Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, P.O.Box 1-764, 70700 Bucharest, Romania

Email:
mvajaitu@stoilow.imar.ro

**Alexandru Zaharescu**

Affiliation:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematics, 77 Massachu- setts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Address at time of publication:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, Burnside Hall, 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2K6

Email:
azah@math.mit.edu

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-99-04822-4

Received by editor(s):
October 17, 1995

Received by editor(s) in revised form:
May 20, 1997, and October 28, 1997

Published electronically:
April 9, 1999

Communicated by:
William W. Adams

Article copyright:
© Copyright 1999
American Mathematical Society