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K(z) , (6) is an integer and where Ik(z) =k(x~ -x~. +X 1 X 2) (7) For k = 1, Theorem VI is contained in Theorem IV. When k is not an integer, an explicit improvement of (4) can be given. When k is an integer, there is isolation and much more is in fact known rSAWYER (1953a), TORNHEIM (1955a)]. When b5:a the cases of equality may, of course, be deduced from the theorem by interchanging a and b. We may suppose without loss of generality that a=1, b=k, where at first k is not necessarily an integer.
Theorem V A, which we now enunciate, is a special case of Theorem IX of Chapter XI and is due to MAHLER. THEOREM V. A. Let I (x) = 111 x~ + 2/12 Xl X2 + 122 x~ be an indelinite quadratic lorm and D = 111/22 - 1~2. Indefinite quadratic forms 41 Then there is an integral vector u =+= 0 such that 21 Dil. 0< feu) ~ (1) The sign of equality is required when and only when f is equivalent to a multiple of B. For any e> 0 there are infinitely many forms, not equivalent to multiples of each other, such that M+ (I) = I(u)inf> 0 f(u) > (2 - e) IDli.
Now suppose that 1>1, and that the Vi; with i<1 have already been constructed. +! 5 1 - 1 + vIlE + C, where A, E, C are integers which have already been determined. Since R I - 1 is prime to 51-1, we may choose the integer VII so that RI is not 0 and prime to 5 1 -- 1 , We choose for V II the integer nearest to Ny II for which this is true, so that, by the corollary to Lemma 3, vII -NYII=O(5Ll) = o(N(l-I) 0) , since 5 1 - 1 =0 (NI-l), being a sum of products of 1 -1 numbers Vi; each of order N.
An Introduction to the Geometry of Numbers by J. W. S. Cassels (auth.)