• J. W. S. Cassels
Part of the Classics in Mathematics book series (volume 99)


In this chapter we introduce the most important concept in the geometry of numbers, that of a lattice, and develop some of its basic properties. The contents of this chapter, except § 2.4 and § 5, are fundamental for almost everything that follows.


Quadratic Form Polar Basis Integer Vector Polar Lattice Indefinite Quadratic Form 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. S. Cassels
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  1. 1.Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical StatisticsUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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