An Introduction to the Geometry of Numbers / Edition 1

An Introduction to the Geometry of Numbers / Edition 1

by J.W.S. Cassels
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540617884

ISBN-13: 9783540617884

Pub. Date: 02/25/1997

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

From the reviews: "A well-written, very thorough account ... Among the topics are lattices, reduction, Minkowskis Theorem, distance functions, packings, and automorphs; some applications to number theory; excellent bibliographical references." The American Mathematical Monthly

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From the reviews: "A well-written, very thorough account ... Among the topics are lattices, reduction, Minkowskis Theorem, distance functions, packings, and automorphs; some applications to number theory; excellent bibliographical references." The American Mathematical Monthly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540617884
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
02/25/1997
Series:
Classics in Mathematics Series
Edition description:
Reprint of the 1st ed. Berlin Heidelberg New York 1959. Corr. 2nd printing 1971
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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Table of Contents

Notation Prologue Chapter I. Lattices 1. Introduction 2. Bases and sublattices 3. Lattices under linear transformation 4. Forms and lattices 5. The polar lattice Chapter II. Reduction 1. Introduction 2. The basic process 3. Definite quadratic forms 4. Indefinite quadratic forms 5. Binary cubic forms 6. Other forms Chapter III. Theorems of Blichfeldt and Minkowski 1. Introduction 2. Blichfeldt's and Mnowski's theorems 3. Generalisations to non-negative functions 4. Characterisation of lattices 5. Lattice constants 6. A method of Mordell 7. Representation of integers by quadratic forms Chapter IV. Distance functions 1. Introduction 2. General distance-functions 3. Convex sets 4. Distance functions and lattices Chapter V. Mahler's compactness theorem 1. Introduction 2. Linear transformations 3. Convergence of lattices 4. Compactness for lattices 5. Critical lattices 6. Bounded star-bodies 7. Reducibility 8. Convex bodies 9. Speres 10. Applications to diophantine approximation Chapter VI. The theorem of Minkowski-Hlawka 1. Introduction 2. Sublattices of prime index 3. The Minkowski-Hlawka theorem 4. Schmidt's theorems 5. A conjecture of Rogers 6. Unbounded star-bodies Chapter VII. The quotient space 1. Introduction 2. General properties 3. The sum theorem Chapter VIII. Successive minima 1. Introduction 2. Spheres 3. General distance-functions Chapter IX. Packings 1. Introduction 2. Sets with V(/varphi) =n^2/Delta(/varphi) 3. Voronoi's results 4. Preparatory lemmas 5. Fejes Tóth's theorem 6. Cylinders 7. Packing of spheres 8. The proudctio of n linear forms Chapter X. Automorphs 1. Introduction 2. Special forms 3. A method of Mordell 4. Existence of automorphs 5. Isolation theorems 6. Applications of isolation 7. An infinity of solutions 8. Local methods Chapter XI. Ihomogeneous problems 1. Introduction 2. Convex sets 3. Transference theorems for convex sets 4. The producti of n linear forms Appendix References Index quotient space. successive minima. Packings. Automorphs. Inhomogeneous problems.

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