By J. W. S. Cassels (auth.)

ISBN-10: 3540617884

ISBN-13: 9783540617884

ISBN-10: 3642620353

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In investigating the values taken by an algebraic form I (x) for integer values of the variables it is often useful to substitute for I a form equivalent to it (in the sense of Chapter I, § 4) which bears a special relation to the problem under consideration. This process is independent of the geometrical notions introduced by MINKOWSKI and depends only on the properties of bases of lattices developed in Chapter I. Indeed only the lattice 1\0 of integer vectors comes into consideration. It is convenient to collect together in one chapter the various applications of reduction.

Let the transformation X =(lX be given by (1~i~n), (1 ) Xi = L (XiiXj where l:;;;i:;;;n X=(X1 ,···,X,,), x=(x1 ,···,xn) are corresponding points in the transformation and such that det((l) =det((Xii) =}O. /\ the set of points (lX, xEI\. ••. , b" is a basis for /\, then the general point b = U 1 b 1 + ... , ... (u1 b l + ... bl + ... b". bl , ... b", and d (a. A) = Idet (a. b l , ... , a. ) II det (bl , ... )1 d (A) . ° We note two particular cases. First, if t =1= is a real number, then the set of tb, bEA is a lattice of determinant Itlnd(A) which we shall denote by tl\.

X) for which (10) is true, where now we have the additional information Reduction 40 I DI =!. On substituting D = i. IX~ l-1] in (9), we have 1]2-21]~0. Since 1]<2, this implies 1] =0. Hence IX =l and ± g{XI' x 2) = (Xl + lX2)2 - ix~ = lo{x1' x 2)· Otherwise (1O) cannot hold, when 8 is small enough; and so for all less than some 8 1 > 0 we have (8) with u = (1, 1), that is 8 (12) We now consider the possibilities for u={-3, 2). Note that 11(-3,2) =1, where 11 is given by (4). If there are arbitrarily small values of 8 such that (7) holds with u = (- 3,2), then for these 8 (13) On eliminating IDI between (12) and (13) we have 4IX~1], so 0~4IX~1] by (6).

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