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Mordell’s problem. (Estonian. English summary) Zbl 0957.11502
Kaasik, Ü. (ed.) et al., Estonian Mathematical Society. Annual 1988. Tartu: Tartu Ülikool, 128-151 (1993).
Summary: This mathematical essay is devoted to the description of some Diophantine problems (Weil conjectures, Mordell’s problem, Fermat’s ‘theorem’). The history of these problems and some methods of solution are also commented upon. Some biographical data are given about the mathematicians who have made decisive contributions to the solution of these problems. This article is written for readers interested in contemporary mathematics. In particular, it will be useful to mathematics students and to teachers of mathematics.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0776.00008].
##### MSC:
 11G40 $$L$$-functions of varieties over global fields; Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture 11D41 Higher degree equations; Fermat’s equation 11G05 Elliptic curves over global fields