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### Listing all solutions to $n = x^2 + y^2 + z^2 $ with integers

I would like to list all ways of writing $n$ as the sum of 3 squares. This is slightly different from finding just one:
Is there an algorithm for writing a number as a sum of three squares?
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### A vanishing condition for cup products in Galois cohomology

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $\neq 2$. For a non-zero element $a \in k^*$, let us write $[a] \in H^1(k,\mathbb{Z}/2)$ for the Galois cohomology class corresponding to the quadratic extension ...

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### Question on some coverings of the euclidean space

Let $L$ be a maximal integral lattice in the euclidean $(\mathbf R^{8m},q)$ (thus the associated bilinear form $b(u,v)=q(u+v)-q(u)-q(v)$, once restricted to $L$, takes values in $2\mathbf Z$ and has ...

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### Proof of Merkurjev's Theorem in “The Algebraic and Geometric Theory of Quadratic Forms”

I just have a little question about the above mentioned proof. I'm thinking for days, but I'm still not getting it.
For those who have the book (or want to look it up via google books etc.), it's the ...

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### Many representations as a sum of three squares

Let $r_3(n) = \left|\{(a,b,c)\in {\mathbb Z}^3 :\, a^2+b^2+c^2=n \}\right|$. I am looking for the maximum asymptotic size of $r_3(n)$. That is, the maximum number of representations that a number can ...

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### Statements generalizing representability of integers by binary quadratic forms to $n$-variable higher homogeneous forms?

Representing integers through the theory of binary quadratic forms is a well studied topic. We know that given $a,b,c\in\Bbb N$, based on discrimant $b^2-4ac$, we can study the representability of ...

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### 2-dimensional sublattices with all vectors having very big square (in absolute value)

QUESTION: Let $\Lambda\times\Lambda\rightarrow {\Bbb Z}$ be a lattice,
that is, ${\Bbb Z}^n$ with a non-degenerate integer quadratic form, not
definite, not necessarily unimodular, $n>2$. I want ...

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### Isotropic subvarieties of $ V(x_1^2+\dots+x_n^2-t_1^2-\dots-t_n^2) $

Let $ K $ be a field, $ \operatorname{char} K = 0, $ let $ Q = x_1^2+\dots+x_n^2-t_1^2-\dots-t_n^2 $ be the totally isotropic form, then the maximal linear isotropic
subspaces of $ V(Q) \subset ...

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### how to determine a biquadratic form is positive-definite

A biquadratic form $\sum_{i,j,k,l}b_{i,j,k,l}x_{i}x_{j}y_{k}y_{l}$，
how to determine whether it is positive-definite？
A necessary and sufficient condition？
In fact, I have a matrix $B=\sum_{1\leq ...

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### counting fundamental units of real quadratic fields

For a given real quadratic field $ K$, the units of its ring of integers is $\mathcal{O}_K\cong(\pm1)\times \mathbb{Z}$ by Dirichlet unit theorem. For each $\mathcal{O}_K$, pick the fundamental unit ...

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### From a (not positive definite) Gram matrix to a (Kac-Moody) Cartan matrix

Suppose I am given a symmetric matrix $G_{ij}$ with $G_{ii} = 2$. Can I always find an invertible integer matrix $S$ such that $(S^T G S)_{ii}=2$ and $(S^T G S)_{ij} \leq 0$ for $i \neq j$? Is there a ...

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### Isotropic ternary forms

It is well known that some questions about isotropic ternary forms reduces to the study of the special case $f_0(X)=xz-y^2, X=(x,y,z)$, see page 301 of Cassel's "Rational quadratic forms" (Dover, ...

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### Real slices of Minkowski space, using a complex quadratic form

Ordinary Minkowski space is $\mathbb{R}^{3,1}:=(\mathbb{R}^4,\phi)$
where $\phi:\mathbb{R}^4\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$
is a quadratic form of signature $(3,1)$.
Lying within this is a hyperboloid model ...

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### Numbers represented by inhomogeneous forms

I have a family of Diophantine equations that I am trying to solve, and I am trying to figure out what methods could be used to prove existence of solutions. Unfortunately, the equations are ...

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### genus 2 Siegel theta series of 3-dimensional lattices

Let $(V,f)$ be a $3$-dimensional positive definite quadratic space over $\mathbf Q$.
Let $G(V)$ be a set of representatives of the isometry classes of maximal integral lattices on $V$.
To an ...

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### Paper of Denis Simon on quadratic equations in dimensions 4, 5?

In several places I have come across references to a 2005-6 preprint of Denis Simon entitled
Quadratic equations in dimensions 4, 5, and more
This paper gives fast algorithms to find isotropic ...

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### Orbits of the maximal compact subgroup on the light cone for $p$-adic groups

It is known that if $Q$ is an indefinite non-degenerate quadratic form on $ \mathbb{R}^n$ with $n \ge 3$, then any maximal compact subgroup $K$ of the orthogonal group $SO(Q)$ acts transitively on the ...

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### Deciding a quadratic diophantine equation

Given $a,b\in\Bbb Q_+$, is there an easy way to decide if $$S_{a,b}=\{(x,y)\in\Bbb Z^2:ax^2 + by^2=1\}=\emptyset?$$
I am more interested in seeing if there is a quick way to test for case when ...

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### When do two non-degenerate quadratic forms give rise to isomorphic Lie algebras?

Let $V$ be a vector space over some number field $k$. (I'm fine with $\mathbb{Q}$.)
Let $\phi \colon V \to k$ be a non-degenerate quadratic form. Associated with $\phi$ is the orthogonal group ...

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### About bounding values of quadratic forms

It would be helpful if someone can share (either as references) examples of calculations/analysis which achieves bounding of values of quadratic forms in say either of the following situations,
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### How to minimize this sparse quadratic function?

There is a problem when I'm reading a paper.
Equation:
$min_p|p-p^*|^2+\alpha |R(p)|^2 + \beta |D(p)-\delta|^2$,
where $p, p^*, R(p), D(p), \delta$ are all $M\times N$ matrices, and $p^*, R(), D(), ...

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### Involution on the components of a group algebra

If $G$ is a finite group and $k$ a field, there is a canonical involution (ie an involutive anti-automorphism) $\sigma$ on $k[G]$ induced by $g\mapsto g^{-1}$. Given that the center of $k[G]$ has ...

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### What is known about primes of the form x^2-2y^2?

David Cox's book Primes of The Form: $x^2+ny^2$ does a great job proving and motivating a lot of results for $n>0$. I was unable to find anything for negative numbers, let alone the case I am ...

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### Bound of spectral radius of polynomial of a complex matrix

I am trying to prove or disprove the following inequality.
$$ ||P(A)||_2\leq 2 \max_{\alpha\in W(A)}| P(\alpha)|,$$
where $P(\cdot)$ is a complex polynomial, $A\in \mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$ and ...

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### Two quadratic programming problems always same answer? [closed]

Was exploring quadratic programming optimization and for two types of problems the answers seemed to always equal.
Problem 1:
Minimize $\tfrac{1}{2} \mathbf{x}^T Q\mathbf{x}$
Subject to $ A ...

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### Lower bounds on the rank of a unimodular lattice, given the binlinear pairing of a subset of basis vectors

I have some questions on lower bounds on the rank of unimodular lattices given the bilinear pairing of a subset of its basis is known.
Let $\Lambda$ be an odd, unimodular matrix of signature ...

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### Is there any study about positive definiteness of some matrix space whose matrices don't have to be positive-definite?

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I'm trying to investigate the stability of tensegrity structures, and this question is related to the second order test.
Suppose there is a vector space ...

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### Minimal Length of Quadratic Forms

Let $Q(x_1,\dots,x_n)=X'PX$ be a quadratic form with all non-negative and integral coefficients given by $$Q(x_1,\dots,x_n)=\sum_{i=1}^cf_i^+(x_1,\dots,x_n)g_i^+(x_1,\dots,x_n)$$ where $c$ is the ...

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### minimizing an integral over integer-coefficient polynomials $\displaystyle \inf_{f \in \mathbb{Z}[x]} \int_a^b f(x)^2 \, dx $ [duplicate]

Let's consider the space $L^2[a,b]$ of functions on the interval and the norm:
$$ ||f(x)||^2 = \int_a^b |f(x)|^2 \, dx $$
Now what if we consider only polynomials with integer coefficients: $f(x) ...

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### Cohomological dimension of transcendental p-adic extensions

Let $q$ denote a quadratic form over a field $k$.
The u-invariant of a field $u(k)$ is defined by $u(k):=\{ max (\mathrm{rank}(q)) $ | $ q $ is anisotropic over $k\}$.
Let $k = \mathbb{Q}_p$ for any ...

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### Witt index of the sum of 24 squares

Consider the quadratic forms $q(x)=x_1^2+\dots +x_8^2$ in 8 variables and $p(x)=x_1^2+\dots+x_{24}^2$ in 24 variables over the field of rational numbers $\mathbb{Q}$. Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be a field ...

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### Hlawka inequality for Lorentz quadratic form

Let $K$ be a convex cone in ${\mathbb R}^n$. A continuous function $f:K\rightarrow\mathbb R$ satisfies a Hlawka inequality if
$$f(0)+f(x+y)+f(y+z)+f(z+x)\le f(x)+f(y)+f(z)+f(x+y+z),\qquad\forall ...

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### Constructing sums of squares identities

Recall that a sum of squares formula for $[r,s,n]$ over a field $F$ is an identity of the form
$$ ( x_{1}^{2} + \cdots + x_{r}^{2})( y_{1}^{2} + \cdots + y_{s}^{2})
= ( z_{1}^{2} + \cdots + ...

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### u-Invariants of p-adic function fields

In his Paper "Fields of u-invariant 9" Oleg Izhboldin points out that for a algebraic closed, finitely generated field $k$ we have $u(k)= 2^{cd(k)}$. In particular we have
...

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### Does the Diophantine equation $(x^2+ay^2)(u^2+bv^2) = p^2+cq^2$ admit a complete solution?

In this MSE question/thread, I have been discussing the equation
$$
(x^2+ay^2)(u^2+bv^2) = p^2+cq^2, \tag{$\star$}
$$
where $x,a,y,u,b,v,p,c,q$ are integers. I posed a conjecture which turned out to ...

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### Given a positive-definite integral unimodular Gram matrix, how to find a basis of the associated lattice (over $\mathbf Q$)?

Let $G$ be a $n\times n-$symmetric matrix with integral coefficients and determinant $1$ (i.e. unimodular) such that the associated quadratic form is positive-definite.
I am interested in having an ...

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### Ternary quadratic form theta series as Hecke eigenforms and class number one

At
Simple comparison of positive ternary quadratic form representation counts
Jeremy answered:
"The reason is that the theta series for the sums of three squares form is an eigenfunction for all the ...

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### Simple comparison of positive ternary quadratic form representation counts

Something came up yesterday in a referee request and I was surprised to find that I did not know the facts in full generality. This is about positive quadratic forms in three variables with integer ...

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### Action of $(\mathbb{Z}/2g\mathbb{Z})$ on quadratic forms on $\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$-vector space

Let $\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$ the 2 elements field, with additive notation.
I need some clarifications on the relation between quadratic forms on a $\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$-vector space (say, of ...

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### Upper bound on the number of ismorphism classes of bilinear forms on $\mathbb{Z}^n$

$\DeclareMathOperator{\Hom}{Hom}$A symmetric, positive definite bilinear form on $\mathbb{Z}^n$ is any mapping $$b : \mathbb{Z}^n \times \mathbb{Z}^n \to \mathbb{Z}$$ satisfying
$b$ is bilinear,
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### Dimension of binary motives of a quadric

Let $Q$ be a anisotropic quadric of dimension $d$ over $k$.
We work in the category of effective Chow-Motives over $k$.
Let $T$ be the Tate-Motive.
For a motive $M$ we write $M(l)$ for its $l$-th ...

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### Asymptotic property of a quadratic form

suppose $x=\Delta$, $y=M \Phi \Delta$, where $\Delta\in N\times 1$, $M^T=M \in N \times N$ and $\Phi^T=\Phi \in N \times N$. Define $Z=xy^T+yx^T$. It is known from my previous question that $Z$ has ...

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### orthogonal group in characteristic 2

Let $O(2,\mathbb{Z}_2)$ be the orthogonal group of order two matrices. On $\mathbb{Z}_2$ there should exist just one odd quadratic form, hence the stabilizer subgroup $O^-$ of an odd quadratic for ...

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### Are constant connection coefficients uniquely determined by the (1,3) curvature coefficients?

Suppose that on a certain coordinate system the coefficients $\Gamma^i_{jk}$, $i,j,k=1,\cdots, n$, of a linear connection are constant. We do not require compatibility with a metric, however I am ...

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### $p$-adic analogues of $SO(3)$

I read in the paper " From Laplace to Langlands via representations of orthogonal groups" by Benedict Gross and Mark Reeder that there are, up to isomorphism, two orthogonal groups of the ...

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### Automorphisms of SO_n(k,f)

Let $k$ be a field, $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and $f:k^n\times k^n\to k$ a non-degenerate symmetric bilinear form. Let
$$O_n(k,f):=\{ g\in GL_n(k) \mid \forall x,y\in k^n : f(x,y)=f(g.x,g.y) \}$$
and
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### space of reduced positive definite quadratic forms

What is the highest dimension for which the space of reduced positive definite quadratic forms (or the fundamental domain of $SL_n(\mathbb{R})/SL_n(\mathbb{Z})$) has been explicitly calculated? I know ...

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### What is classified by $H^1(\mathbb{R},SO(p,q))$ and by $H^1(\mathbb{R},SU(p,q))$?

We denote by $F^{\mathbb{R}}_{p,q}$ the quadratic form over the field ${\mathbb{R}}$
$$
F^{\mathbb{R}}_{p,q}(x)=x_1^2+\dots+x_p^2-(x_{p+1}^2+\dots+x_{p+q}^2)
$$
on the vector space ...

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### Easiest way to distinguish $E_8 \oplus E_8$ from $E_{16}$

For $n$ an integer divisible by $8$, let me denote by $E_n$ the "usual" even non-degenerate positive definite integral symmetric bilinear form over $\mathbf Z^n$.
It is well known that in dimension ...

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### Class number for binary quadratic forms discriminant $\Delta$ to class number $\mathbb Q(\sqrt \Delta)$

Jyrki Lahtonen has suggested I write a blog post relating binary quadratic forms to quadratic field class numbers, ...