From: hale@mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu (Bill Hale)
Newsgroups: sci.math
Subject: Class number of quadratic forms with negative discriminant
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 22:46:35 -0500
I have a web page with a Java applet where you can enter a negative value
for the discriminant D and you will get the class number h(D) of the
primitive positive definite binary quadratic forms with discriminant D
and a list of all the reduced forms of discriminant D.
My goal is to show how you can prove, using quadratic forms, Fermat's
result that a prime congruent to 1 mod 4 can be expressed as a sum of
two squares.
The web page is at
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Vista/3304/quadform.html
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Bill Hale