Abstract:A well-known principle says that the number of lattice points in a bounded subset $S$ of Euclidean space is about the ratio of the volume and the lattice determinant, subject to some relatively mild conditions on $S$. In the literature one finds two different types of such conditions: one asserts the Lipschitz parameterizability of the boundary $\partial S$, and the other one is based on intersection properties of lines with $S$ and its projections to linear subspaces. We compare these conditions and address a question, which we answer in some special cases. Then we give some simple upper bounds on the number of lattice points in a convex set, and finally, we apply these results to obtain estimates for the number of rational points of bounded height on certain projective varieties.
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- Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Technische Universität Graz, Steyrergasse 30/II, 8010 Graz, Austria
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- Received by editor(s): August 3, 2010
- Received by editor(s) in revised form: November 23, 2010
- Published electronically: June 9, 2011
- Communicated by: Matthew A. Papanikolas
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- Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 140 (2012), 677-689
- MSC (2010): Primary 52A30, 11H06; Secondary 11P21, 11D45
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-2011-10926-2
- MathSciNet review: 2846337