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Lagrange's theorem with $ N\sp{1/3}$ squares

Authors: S. L. G. Choi, Paul Erdős and Melvyn B. Nathanson
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 79 (1980), 203-205
MSC: Primary 10J05
MathSciNet review: 565338
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Abstract: For every $ N > 1$ we construct a set A of squares such that $ \vert A\vert < (4/\log 2){N^{1/3}} \log N$ and every nonnegative integer $ n \leqslant N$ is a sum of four squares belonging to A.

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Keywords: Sums of squares, Lagrange's theorem, addition of sequences
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