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It is still an open question whether r can be arbitrarily large. Mestre (cf. [Me82]) constructed examples of curves whose ranks are at least 14. ∗) A comparatively simple example of a curve of rank ≥ 9 is also given there: y 2 + 9767y = x3 + 3576x2 + 425x − 2412. One can conjecture that rank is unbounded. B. Mazur (cf. [Maz86]) connects this conjecture with Silverman’s conjecture (cf. [Silv86]) that for any natural k there exists a cube-free integer which can be expressed as a sum of two cubes in more than k ways.

Furthermore, we can and will assume that they are square-free and relatively prime: this may be achieved by obvious changes of variables and by dividing the form by the gcd of its coeﬃcients. Denote the form with such properties by ax2 + by 2 − cz 2 . 11) Consider a prime p dividing c. Since F ≡ 0(mod p) has a primitive solution, we can ﬁnd a non–trivial solution (x0 , y0 ) to the congruence ax2 + by 2 ≡ 0(mod p). 2 Diophantine Equations of Degree One and Two 27 ax2 + by 2 ≡ ay0−2 (xy0 + yx0 )(xy0 − yx0 ) (mod p).

3 Cubic Diophantine Equations 47 These computations have now been extended up to A ≤ 70000 (Stephens). 1% with odd r ≥ 3, and these values vary only slightly within large intervals of the tables. We refer to [Si01] for a survey of open questions in arithmetic algebraic geometry. 3) Let C be given by the equation y 2 + y = x3 − 7x + 6. Then C(Q) ∼ = Z3 , and the points (1,0), (6,0), (0, 2) form a basis of this group. 4) For y(y+1) = x(x−1)(x+2) we have r = 2; for y(y+1) = x(x−1)(x+4), r = 2 (compare this with example 1).