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Representation of a binary quadratic form as a sum of two squares


Author: Kenneth S. Williams
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 32 (1972), 368-370
MSC: Primary 10C05; Secondary 10B35
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1972-0325536-6
MathSciNet review: 0325536
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Abstract: Let $ \phi (x,y)$ be an integral binary quadratic form. A short proof is given of Pall's formula for the number of representations of $ \phi (x,y)$ as the sum of squares of two integral linear forms.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1972-0325536-6
Keywords: Binary quadratic form, sum of squares
Article copyright: © Copyright 1972 American Mathematical Society