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Counting special points: Logic, diophantine geometry, and transcendence theory

Author: Thomas Scanlon
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 49 (2012), 51-71
MSC (2010): Primary 11G15, 03C64
Published electronically: October 24, 2011
MathSciNet review: 2869007
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Abstract: We expose a theorem of Pila and Wilkie on counting rational points in sets definable in o-minimal structures and some applications of this theorem to problems in diophantine geometry due to Masser, Peterzil, Pila, Starchenko, and Zannier.

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Thomas Scanlon
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, Evans Hall, Berkeley, California 94720-3840
MR Author ID: 626736
ORCID: 0000-0003-2501-679X

Received by editor(s): June 9, 2011
Published electronically: October 24, 2011
Additional Notes: Partially supported by NSF grants FRG DMS-0854998 and DMS-1001550. The author thanks M. Aschenbrenner, J. Pila, P. Tretkoff, and U. Zannier for their detailed comments about earlier versions of these notes.
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