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Hermitian lattices without a basis of minimal vectors


Authors: Byeong Moon Kim and Poo-Sung Park
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 136 (2008), 3041-3044
MSC (2000): Primary 11E39; Secondary 11H50
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-08-09326-X
Published electronically: April 17, 2008
MathSciNet review: 2407065
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Abstract: It is shown that over infinitely many imaginary quadratic fields there exists a Hermitian lattice in all even ranks $ n \ge 2$ which is generated by its $ 4n$ minimal vectors but which is not generated by $ 2n-1$ minimal vectors.


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Byeong Moon Kim
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Kangnung National University, Kangnung, Korea
Email: kbm@kangnung.ac.kr

Poo-Sung Park
Affiliation: Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Cheongnyangni 2-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 130-722, Korea
Email: sung@kias.re.kr

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-08-09326-X
Keywords: Hermitian lattice, minimal vector
Received by editor(s): July 6, 2007
Published electronically: April 17, 2008
Additional Notes: The second author was partially supported by KRF(2003-070-c00001)
Communicated by: Wen-Ching Winnie Li
Article copyright: © Copyright 2008 American Mathematical Society
The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.

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