Polylogarithms are those multiple polylogarithms that factor through a certain quotient of the de Rham fundamental group of the thrice punctured line known as the polylogarithmic quotient. Building on work of Dan-Cohen, Wewers, and Brown, we push the computational boundary of our explicit motivic version of Kim's method in the case of the thrice punctured line over an open subscheme of Spec To do so, we develop a greatly refined version of the algorithm of Dan-Cohen tailored specifically to this case, and we focus attention on the polylogarithmic quotient. This allows us to restrict our calculus with motivic iterated integrals to the so-called depth-one part of the mixed Tate Galois group studied extensively by Goncharov. We also discover an interesting consequence of the symmetry-breaking nature of the polylog quotient that forces us to symmetrize our polylogarithmic version of Kim's conjecture. In this first part of a two-part series, we focus on a specific example, which allows us to verify an interesting new case of Kim's conjecture.
- non-abelian Chabauty