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Effective Hasse principle for the intersection of two quadrics

  • Tony Quertier (a1)

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We consider a smooth system of two homogeneous quadratic equations over $\mathbb{Q}$ in $n\geqslant 13$ variables. In this case, the Hasse principle is known to hold, thanks to the work of Mordell in 1959. The only local obstruction is over $\mathbb{R}$ . In this paper, we give an explicit algorithm to decide whether a nonzero rational solution exists and, if so, compute one.

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