By J-P. Serre

This publication is split into components. the 1st one is solely algebraic. Its target is the type of quadratic kinds over the sphere of rational numbers (Hasse-Minkowski theorem). it truly is completed in bankruptcy IV. the 1st 3 chapters include a few preliminaries: quadratic reciprocity legislations, p-adic fields, Hilbert symbols. bankruptcy V applies the previous effects to vital quadratic different types of discriminant ± I. those varieties ensue in a variety of questions: modular capabilities, differential topology, finite teams. the second one half (Chapters VI and VII) makes use of "analytic" tools (holomor­ phic functions). bankruptcy VI offers the evidence of the "theorem on mathematics progressions" because of Dirichlet; this theorem is used at a serious element within the first half (Chapter ailing, no. 2.2). bankruptcy VII bargains with modular varieties, and particularly, with theta capabilities. a number of the quadratic varieties of bankruptcy V reappear the following. the 2 components correspond to lectures given in 1962 and 1964 to moment yr scholars on the Ecole Normale Superieure. A redaction of those lectures within the kind of duplicated notes, was once made via J.-J. Sansuc (Chapters I-IV) and J.-P. Ramis and G. Ruget (Chapters VI-VII). They have been very worthwhile to me; I expand the following my gratitude to their authors.

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1). According to the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic we can represent m and n by the products m = pα1 1 · · · · · pαr r and n = q1β1 · · · · · qrβs of primes p1 < · · · < pr and q1 < · · · < qr where the powers α1 , . . , αr and β1 , . . , βs are positive integers. Here we assume pi = qj since the greatest common denominator between m and n is unity. If at least one of the exponents αj is larger than unity we find from the second case of the definition Eq. 2) of µ the results µ(m) = 0 and µ(m · n) = 0 confirming µ(m · n) = µ(m) · µ(n).

19), interchange summation and integration. With the help of the substitution u ≡ πn2 x we find the formula π s/2 Γ 2s ∞ ∞ n=1 ∞ 2 dx e−πn x xs/2−1 = d(n) d(n)n−s = D(s), n=1 0 which is indeed Eq. 18). 2. Finite Sums and Inverse Mellin Transform Now we go a step further and represent D not just as the product of two functions with one being the Mellin transform but as the inverse Mellin transform of a single function. 21) c−i∞ where the path is to the right of all poles of the integrand. The representation Eq.

Here we have made use of the definition Eq. 2) of the M¨obius function. We now turn to the general case of an integer n > 1. According to the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic we can represent n as the product α r−1 · pα ≡ m · pα n = pα1 1 · pα2 2 . . pr−1 of r powers α1 , α2 , . . , αr−1, α of distinct primes p1 , p2 , . . , pr−1 , p. In the last step we αr−1 into one integer have combined the product of the first r − 1 integers pα1 1 , pα2 2 , . . , pr−1 m and p is not a divisor of m. The divisors of n consist of all divisors d of m together with the products of all divisors d of m times p, p2 , .

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