Why Quadratic Diophantine Equations?

  • Titu Andreescu
  • Dorin Andrica
Part of the Developments in Mathematics book series (DEVM, volume 40)


In order to motivate the study of quadratic type equations, in this chapter we present several problems from various mathematical disciplines leading to such equations. The diversity of the arguments to follow underlines the importance of this subject.


Modular Form Diophantine Equation Fuchsian Group Torsion Subgroup Binary Quadratic Form 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Titu Andreescu
    • 1
  • Dorin Andrica
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Natural Sciences and MathematicsUniversity of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science“Babeş-Bolyai” UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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