Siegel's lemma with additional conditions

Research paper by Lenny Fukshansky

Indexed on: 03 Nov '05Published on: 03 Nov '05Published in: Mathematics - Number Theory


Let $K$ be a number field, and let $W$ be a subspace of $K^N$, $N \geq 1$. Let $V_1,...,V_M$ be subspaces of $K^N$ of dimension less than dimension of $W$. We prove the existence of a point of small height in $W \setminus \bigcup_{i=1}^M V_i$, providing an explicit upper bound on the height of such a point in terms of heights of $W$ and $V_1,...,V_M$. Our main tool is a counting estimate we prove for the number of points of a subspace of $K^N$ inside of an adelic cube. As corollaries to our main result we derive an explicit bound on the height of a non-vanishing point for a decomposable form and an effective subspace extension lemma.