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Obviously, it suffices to consider a non-zero ˛ 2 K. P/ . e. P/. p/ . 8). The proof is now complete. K/, where K is a number field, is defined as follows. x0 : x1 : p2PK and the infinite-prime factor of the K-height is defined by Y : xn / D max¹jxi jd º. x0 : x1 : : xn /. ˛x0 : ˛x1 : : ˛xn /, which shows that the K-height of a projective point is independent from the choice of its projective coordinates. x0 : x1 : same. 1. x0 : x1 : field K containing the coordinates x0 , x1 , : : : , xn . Proof.

2 . This will be accomplished by means of the arithmetic-geometric mean (AGM), about which we immediately state the basic facts. Let a, b be two positive real numbers. n 0/. In view of bn Ä bnC1 Ä anC1 Ä an for n 1 we conclude that both sequences are convergent and then, taking limits in 2anC1 D an C bn we see that lim an D lim bn . a, b/ and is called the arithmetic-geometric mean (AGM) of a, b. an bn /2 . The following formula is due to Lagrange and Gauss: 1 Z 2 p 0 ds D a2 cos2 s C b 2 sin2 s 2 .

X0 : x1 : field K containing the coordinates x0 , x1 , : : : , xn . Proof. x0 : x1 : : xn /1=ŒK:Q . Actually, this is true for both the “finite-prime” and the “infinite-prime” factor separately. x0 : x1 : : xn /ŒL:K . x0 : x1 : : xn / D Y Y Y max¹jxi jP ºdP D P2PL i max¹jxi jP ºdP . 1, if Pjp, then jxi jP D jxi jp , therefore, in the right-most side of the above displayed equation, maxi ¹jxi jP º D maxi ¹jxi jp º D (say) jxi0 jp . x0 : x1 : : xn /ŒL:K as claimed. x0 : x1 : : xn /ŒL:K . 3 Heights: Absolute and logarithmic First we note that every embedding : K ,!