Une version du th\'eor\`eme d'Amer et Brumer pour les z\'ero-cycles

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Colliot-Thélène, J. -L.
Levine, Marc
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M. Amer and A. Brumer have shown that, for two homogeneous quadratic polynomials f and g in at least 3 variables over a field k of characteristic different from 2, the locus f=g=0 has non-trivial solution over k if and only if, for a variable t, the equation f+tg=0 has a non-trivial solution over k(t). We consider a modified version of this result, and show that the projective variety over k defined by f_0=...=f_r=0, where the f_i are homogeneous polynomials over k of the same degree d\ge2 in n+1 variables (with n+1\ge r+2) , has a 0-cycle of degree 1 over k if and only if the generic hypersurface f_0+t_1f_1+...+t_rf_r=0 has a 0-cycle of degree 1 over k(t_1,...,t_r).
Comment: revised final version. 8 pages (originally 6 pages)
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Mathematics - Algebraic Geometry, 14C25
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