Explicit abc-conjecture and its applications

Kwok Chi Chim, S. G. Nair, T. N. Shorey

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We state well-known abc-conjecture of Masser-Oesterl´e and its explicit version, popularly known as the explicit abcconjecture, due to Baker. Laishram and Shorey derived from the explicit abc-conjecture that (1.1) implies that c < N1.75. We give a survey on improvements of this result and its consequences. Finally we prove that c < N1.7 and apply this estimate on an equation related to a conjecture of Hickerson that a factorial is not a product of factorials non-trivially
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-156
Number of pages12
JournalHardy-Ramanujan Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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