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## Idea

The Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture is a conjecture about the form of the first non-vanishing derivative of the Hasse-Weil L-function of an elliptic curve at $s= 1$, expressed in terms of a higher regulator, analogous to the class number formula for a Dedekind zeta function.

This is hence a conjecture about special values of L-functions. It influenced the more far-reaching Beilinson conjectures.

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