# 401-3117-66L Introduction to the Circle Method

Semester | Autumn Semester 2016 |

Lecturers | E. Kowalski |

Periodicity | non-recurring course |

Language of instruction | English |

Abstract | The circle method, invented by Hardy and Ramanujan and developped by Hardy and Littlewood and Kloosterman, is one of the most versatile methods currently available to determine the asymptotic behavior of the number of integral solutions to polynomial equations, when the number of solutions is sufficiently large. |

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Content | The circle method, invented by Hardy and Ramanujan and developped by Hardy and Littlewood and Kloosterman, is one of the most versatile methods currently available to determine the asymptotic behavior of the number of integral solutions to polynomial equations, when the number of solutions is sufficiently large. The lecture will present an introduction to this method. In particular, it will present the solution of Waring's Problem concerning the representability of integers as sums of a bounded numbers of (fixed) powers of integers. |

Literature | H. Davenport, "Analytic methods for Diophantine equations and Diophatine inequalities", Cambridge H. Iwaniec and E. Kowalski, "Analytic number theory", chapter 20; AMS R. Vaughan, "The Hardy-Littlewood method", Cambridge |