Tag Archives: elliptic curves

Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture


This is part of the 6 unsolved Millennium Problems. Following is a beautiful exposition of the statement and consequences of this conjecture:

Anybody with high-school level knowledge can benefit from this video.

Triangles and Rectangles


Consider the following question by Bill Sands (asked in 1995):

Are there right triangles with integer sides and area, associated with rectangles having the same perimeter and area?

Try to test your intuition. The solution to this problem is NOT so simple. The solution was published by Richard K. Guy in 1995: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2974502 

If you have a simpler solution, please write it in a comment below. Even I don’t understand much of the solution.