Simultaneous inhomogeneous Diophantine approximation on manifolds

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DatePublished - 2010
Original languageEnglish

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In 1998, Kleinbock & Margulis established a conjecture of V.G. Sprindzuk in metrical Diophantine approximation (and indeed the stronger Baker-Sprindzuk conjecture). In essence the conjecture stated that the simultaneous homogeneous Diophantine exponent $w_{0}(\vv x) = 1/n$ for almost every point $\vv x$ on a non-degenerate submanifold $\cM$ of $\R^n$. In this paper the simultaneous inhomogeneous analogue of Sprindzuk's conjecture is established. More precisely, for any `inhomogeneous' vector $\bm\theta\in\R^n$ we prove that the simultaneous inhomogeneous Diophantine exponent $w_{0}(\vv x, \bm\theta)= 1/n$ for almost every point $\vv x$ on $M$. The key result is an inhomogeneous transference principle which enables us to deduce that the homogeneous exponent $w_0(\vv x)=1/n$ for almost all $\vv x\in \cM$ if and only if for any $\bm\theta\in\R^n$ the inhomogeneous exponent $w_0(\vv x,\bm\theta)=1/n$ for almost all $\vv x\in \cM$. The inhomogeneous transference principle introduced in this paper is an extremely simplified version of that recently discovered in \cite{Beresnevich-Velani-new-inhom}. Nevertheless, it should be emphasised that the simplified version has the great advantage of bringing to the forefront the main ideas of \cite{Beresnevich-Velani-new-inhom} while omitting the abstract and technical notions that come with describing the inhomogeneous transference principle in all its glory.

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  • Number Theory

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