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### Does $\mathbb Z^n$ contain $A_n$?

Are there any positive integer $n > 3$ such that the root lattice $A_n$ is contained in $\mathbb Z^n$?
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### Computing spinor equivalence for positive definite forms

Given an integral positive-definite rank $n$ quadratic form $f$, one can use the algorithm in Conway and Sloane (Chapter 15, SPLaG) to efficiently determine if the genus of $f$ contains more than one ...
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### Are stably equivalent quadratic forms over Z equivalent?

Let $Q_1, Q_2, R$ be quadratic froms over $\mathbb{Z}$ such that $Q_1 \oplus R \cong Q_2 \oplus R$ as quadratic forms. Is it necessary that $Q_1 \cong Q_2$? I know that by Witt's theorem it is true ...
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### Indefinite Ternary Forms with Square Discriminant

Is there any general theory to find the numbers represented by ternary forms of the type $q(x,y,z)=ax^2+bx^2-abz^2,$ when $a,b$ are prime? By doing an internet search, the closest I found was the ...
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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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### 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 $(1,T)$. ...
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### A question on an involution of $E_8$ lattice

There exits an involution $\iota$ of the $E_8$ lattice such that $(E_8)^{\pm} \cong D_4$, where $(E_8)^{\pm}$ denotes the $\pm$ eigen-lattice of the involution $\iota$. Could someone kindly give me an ...
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### Orthogonal transformations 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 $O^+(\Lambda)$, i....