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Is this related to a simple property of a lattice?

I am looking for a certain notion of sparseness of lattices. I want to find a vector in $\mathbb{Z}^N$ that the minimal possible inner product with all the vectors of a given lattice. Or at least, I ...
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orbits of automorphism group for indefinite lattices

I have a question about indefinite lattices. QUESTION: Let $\Lambda\times\Lambda\rightarrow {\Bbb Z}$ be a lattice, that is, ${\Bbb Z}^n$ with a non-degenerate integer quadratic form, not necessarily ...
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A description of the isometry group $O(U\oplus E_8)$?

Are there any good description of the isometry group $O(U\oplus E_8)$? Here $U$ denotes the hyperbolic lattice and $E_8$ the root lattice of type $E_8$.
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How to determine $O(L)$ is finite or not?

Let $L$ be an indefinite {\it non-unimodular} integral lattice. I am particularly interested in unimodular cases, such as $U(2)\oplus A_4, U\oplus D_4$. Are there any general method to determine ...
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Automorphism groups of indefinite non-unimodular integer lattices

Does anyone know of any papers in which structural aspects of the orthogonal group of some indefinite non-unimodular integral lattice are calculated? The exact lattice isn't so important and they ...
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Tensor product with $\mathbb{R}$ of an even unimodular lattice

Let $\Lambda$ be an unimodular even lattice of signature $(m,n)$. By a classifying theorem by Milnor, $\Lambda$ must be of the form $U^k\oplus E_8(\pm 1)^l$, where $U$ is the hyperbolic plane. Now ...
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Orthogonal trasformations with trivial spinor norm as product of reflections $r_w$ with $(w,w)=-2$

I'm trying to prove that, for a standard unimodular even lattice $\Lambda$ (by standard i mean that it is direct sum of copies of the hyperbolic plane $U$ and $E_8$) every element of $O^+(\Lambda)$ ...
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genus and spinor genus over a number field

Let $F$ be a number field with ring of integers $\mathfrak{o}$. Let $(V,Q)$ be a quadratic space of dimension $n$ over $F$, and let $L$ be a free lattice in $V$ (i.e. $L\cong\mathfrak{o}^n$). If the ...
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Involution of $E_{8}$ lattice

Let $L$ be a lattice associate to the Dykin matrix of type $E_{8}$. I would like to understand involutions of $L$ and their invariant $L^{+}$ and coinvariant lattice $L^-$ (I think they are ...
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Lorentz quotient and orientation

$$ U \; = \; \left( \begin{array}{cc} 0 & 1 \\\ 1 & 0 \end{array} \right) , $$ Given a real oriented vector space $V$ with inner product, form Lorentzian $L = V \oplus ...
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Effect of Covering Radius on Shortest Vector

For "even" integral lattices in dimension at least 4, does a covering radius strictly less than $\sqrt 2$ imply that there is a vector of norm 2, also called a root? Note that this is simply false in ...
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Hurwitz integers and $F_4$

The Hurwitz integers are $$ \mathcal H= \{a+bi+cj+dk:a,b,c,d\in\mathbb Z\;\text{ or } \;a,b,c,d\in \tfrac12+\mathbb Z\}. $$ I want to know if there is a formula, for $m\in\mathbb Z$, for the number ...
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Question regarding contiguous forms

I read about contiguous forms in Achill Sc├╝rmann's thesis on positive quadratic forms. I am wondering about one aspect of the Voronoi algorithm presented in there, that enumerates all arithmetically ...
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About lattice $\pmod q$

For any matrix $A \in Z^{n\times m}$, Let $$\wedge_q(A)=\{ y\in Z^m:\exists s\in Z^n, s.t. y=A^ts (\mod q) \},$$ $$\wedge_q^\bot(A)=\{x\in Z^m: Ax=0 (\mod q)\}.$$ There is a result stating that ...
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Finding Generators of O( Z^3,x^2 + xy + y^2 - z^2) and integer solutions

All pythagorean triples can be generated from $(3,4,5)^T$ and $(5,4,3)^T$ by the matrices: \[ A = \left(\begin{array}{ccc} -1 & 2 & 2 \\\\ -2 & 1 & 2 \\\\-2 & 2 & 3 ...
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Lorentzian characterization of genus

Suppose we take the "even" indefinite lattice from page 50 in Serre A Course in Arithmetic (1973) $$ U \; = \; \left( \begin{array}{cc} 0 & 1 \\\ 1 & 0 \end{array} \right),$$ ...
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A Priori proof that Covering Radius strictly less than $\sqrt 2$ implies class number one

It turns out that each of Pete L. Clark's "euclidean" quadratic forms, as long as it has coefficients in the rational integers $\mathbb Z$ and is positive, is in a genus containing only one ...
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Is the square of the covering radius of an integral lattice/quadratic form always rational?

This is one of many observations from Pete L. Clark's questions on "Euclidean" quadratic forms. I sent Pete many positive integral forms that obeyed his condition. In turn, his condition turns out to ...