I have a small problem, recently I have asked a question about Cassel's statement and after waiting for many days, I have decided to keep a bounty. And atlast one day I have received a considerably good answer from Prof.Franz Lemmermeyer. His answer served in providing a beautiful reference.

But its after much strenuous efforts, at-last I got a photo-copy of the Appendix-B. It in-fact contains a brief summary about Tamagawa Numbers, but it didn't give a clear description about the exact point I was asking for ( I mean how can tamagawa numbers, serve as a modern-reformulation of Local-Global Principle for genus-0 curves in terms of quantitative measure ) .

So I am saying that there might be a clear information present in that paper, but it is not complete in this context. Is there any way that some one just post a brief gist about my question ? . I think even a whole topic can be given a brief description. I mean one can paraphrase the entire complex thing into a paragraph in a elegant manner just giving some description.

Like there was a fantastic attempt done by Prof.Matthew Emerton in answering a similar question regarding a reference here . He has posted a very long and an elegant explanation. But I think not all times I can expect such a beautiful answer. And that too now-a-days Prof.Emerton, seems to be so busy in his work, so its not fair to again start a meta topic.

So main purpose of opening this meta topic is that , Can I again keep a bounty for the same question asking to give a clear reference. I wanted to ask this at the comments section present at the question, but later I understood that its not fair on my part to disturb a good mathematician like Prof.Franz Lemmermeyer to answer my question leaving all his work. ( In that case I mustn't have disturbed another seminal mathematician like Prof.Emerton , but I am having a small hope , a small confidence that he might answer one day or the other ) . So I am making this attempt.

So Please answer me one thing, Is there any way to again keep a bounty for a question, which already had a bounty ?

Thank you.


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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot Sir, It was very useful for me, you have been answering my doubts from the beginning and I extend my unparalleled gratitude towards you . Thanks a lot. $\endgroup$ – IDOK Feb 9 '12 at 12:17
  • $\begingroup$ @Iyengar, I know English isn't your first language, but when you say that your gratitude is unparalleled you're implying that anyone else's gratitude pales in comparison to yours... which is weird. $\endgroup$ – Unreasonable Sin Feb 9 '12 at 15:23
  • $\begingroup$ @UnreasonableSin : I am extremely sorry, for my hopeless language, neither I know proper english, nor I know about this technology, as I am from a remote part which is unsophisticated. So I am improving day by day, with the suggestions, Hope one day I can speak good english. Thanks a lot for your suggestion. $\endgroup$ – IDOK Feb 9 '12 at 15:57

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