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Tag Archives: Gauss
Who proved it first?
During Joel Specter’s thesis defense, he started out by remarking that the expansion: is a weight one modular forms of level and moreover, for prime, is equal to the number of roots of modulo minus one. He attributed this result … Continue reading
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Tagged Binary Quadratic Forms, Class Field Theory, Dedekind, Euler, Furtwängler, Gauss, Hecke, Hilbert, History, Joel Specter, Jugendtraum, Kronecker, Minkowski, Tagaki, Weber
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The class number 100 problem
Some time ago, Mark Watkins busted open the “class number n” problem for smallish n, finding all imaginary quadratic fields of class number at most 100 (the original paper is here) Although the paper describes the method in detail, it … Continue reading
What does it take to get a raise?
Gauss … [had] a salary that remained fixed from 1807 to 1824. (see here.) What was Gauss’ salary? My limited google skills were not able to find this information, although I’m not sure how meaningful it would be to translate … Continue reading