A lattice in $\mathbb R^n$ is a discrete subgroup of $\mathbb R^n$ or, equivalently, it is a subgroup of $\mathbb R^n$ generated by linearly independent vectors. Lattices have applications in geometric number theory, e.g. via Minkowski's theorem.

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Correctness of the size of an planar integer lattice unknot

A planar integer lattice unknot is a polygon drawn over a two dimensional integer lattice. Here is an example: Given a number $N$, a planar unknot is not always possible. For example, a planar ...
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Integer polynomial with two aligned roots

Anyone have an example of a monic polynomial $f(x) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ with $f(0)=1$ such that for $\alpha \in \mathbb{C}\backslash\mathbb{R}$ and $t \in R, t>0, t\neq 1$ both $\alpha$ and $t\alpha$ ...
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Automorphism group of torus fixing origin

I've got a short question: Suppose that you have some lattice $\Lambda$, say $\Lambda=\mathbb{Z}+\mathbb{Z}i$, and let $T$ be the torus $\mathbb{C}/\Lambda$, coming with the quotient map ...
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number of lattice points in an n-ball

I have faced a problem in my work and I will appreciate any hint/reference as I am not much into the lattice problems. Assume an n-dimensional lattice $\Lambda_n$ with generator matrix $G$. Note that ...
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Lattice Definition

I see two Lattice definitions in Mathematics. Partial order set with each pair of elements have a least least upper bound and greatest lower bound. Integer linear combinations of vectors. Is ...
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Upper bound on the product of norms of vectors in a lattice basis

The orthogonality defect of a lattice basis is the quotient of the product of the norms of the vectors in the basis and the determinant of the lattice. It is at least 1 by Hadamard's inequality. ...
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Integer Points on Circles

Let $r(n)$ denote the number of integral solutions to $a^2+b^2 = n$ where $a,b,n$ are integers. Furthermore, we count the pairs with regard to order and signs. (So if $(a,b)$ is a solution, so are ...
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Generators of Special Linear Groups

Linear algebra and special-linear group experts please help: I learn that in principle one can generate this $M$ matrix form the $B_1$ and $B_2$ matrix below. Here $$ M=\begin{pmatrix} 0& 1& ...
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Orbits of action of $SL_m(\mathbb{Z})$ on $\mathbb{Z}^m$

I'm considering the action of $SL_m(\mathbb{Z})$ on $\mathbb{Z}^m$: if $A\in SL_m(\mathbb{Z})$ and $v\in\mathbb{Z}^m$, then $Av\in\mathbb{Z}^m$. My question is: what are the orbits of this action? ...
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Which of the following sets are sub lattices of $\mathbb{Z}^2$?

Here are the first three sets: $\{(x, y) \in \mathbb Z^2 : x + y = 1\}$. $\{(x, y) \in Z^2 : x + y = 0\} = S^2$. $\{(x,y) \in Z^2 :2\mid x\} = S^3$ I found that the first one is not a subgroup ...
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Obtaining a new basis for a lattice with one of the new basis vectors fixed

Suppose that a lattice $L$ in $\mathbb{R}^3$ is given with a basis $B = \mathbf{ \{ v_1, v_2, v_3 \} }$. Is there an algorithm that would help me obtain a new basis $B' = \mathbf{ \{ v_1', v_2', v_3' ...
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Orbits of action of $SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ on lattice

I'm interested in the action of $SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ on $\mathbb{Z}^2$: if $A\in SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ and $v\in\mathbb{Z}^2$, then $Av\in\mathbb{Z}^2$. Specifically, what are the orbits of this action?
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Which lattices are ideals of a number field?

Let $K$ be a number field, then its ring of integers $\mathcal{O}_K$ in the Minkowski space of $K$ is a lattice $\Lambda$. Is there some geometric descrpition/intuition that describes sublattices of ...
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Number of points in the diagonal of an $X \times Y$ square lattice box.

So assuming we have a $X \times Y$ lattice, Say for example a $3 \times 5$ like so * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I need to find the number of points that each ...
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Non zero Unimodular matrices

I have a question about the lattice reduction algorithms like LLL algorithm. Lattice reduction algorithms like LLL generate a unimodular matrix which makes more orthogonal basises for a given matrix. ...
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Lattice in a vector space of dim 2 over a valuated field.

I'm reading "Arbres, amalgames et SL2" of J.P. Serre, and something is not clear to me, but is to him :) Let $k$ be a field, with a discrete valuation $v$, ie a group epimorphism $v:k^\ast \to ...
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Covering a Disk in a Square Lattice: How Many Squares Are Needed?

I have a square lattice (the square side is $a$, and a disk centered at $(0,0)$ with radius 1. I want to know how many lattice squares are located completely inside the disk, and how many lattice ...
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Lattice orthogonal polyhedra face-area sequences: Golyhedra?

Let $P$ be a polyhedron, all of whose vertices are at points of $\mathbb{Z}^3$, all of whose edges are parallel to an axis, with every face simply connected, and the surface topologically a sphere. ...
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Factoring an integer matrix into unimodular and upper triangular matrices

I'm stuck at the following problem. I've read this somewhere, but the author did not provide a proof, probably assuming that this is `clear'. Let $A \in \mathbb{Z}^{n \times n}$. Then, there exist a ...
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Is the Voronoi region of a lattice symmetric around origion?

Assume an n-dimensional lattice. Is the Voronoi region of the lattice symmetric around origion? In other word, is the following statement true? "if $x\in \mathcal{V}$ then $-x\in \mathcal{V}$" where ...
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Lattice definition as finite density infinite set of vectors closed under addition?

This question came up in the definition of lattices (in the crystallography/group theory sense, not the ordered set sense) in our condensed matter lectures, but I believe it's more appropriate here ...
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Lattice and their duals generate a full rank subgroup

Is there a lattice $L$ in $\mathbb{R}^2$ such that $L$ and $L^*$ together generate a rank 4 subgroup of $\mathbb{R}^2?$ If so, is it possible to do this if all the generators of $L$ and $L^*$ are ...
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Show transformation of lattice paths is a bijection

How do I show that the transformation (switching head and tail of a path) is indeed a bijection from lattice paths with excess k to lattice paths with excess k-1. I need to describe the inverse ...
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Weyl group and weight lattice chambers.

Consider two simple Lie groups $G_1$ and $G_2$. Let $G_1$ have $W_1$ as a Weyl group and $G_2$ have $W_2$ as a Weyl group. Is it true that the Weyl group of $G_1 \times G_2$ is $W_1 \times W_2$? ...
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How is affine space analogue for lattices called?

Lattices are so like vector spaces that it seems natural to have an affine space construction for them. Unfortunately I could not find how such a construction is called. Could you please help me? ...
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Closest vector problem

Given is a vector $v=\begin{pmatrix}2,&-1,&0,&1\end{pmatrix}$ as the shortest vector of the lattice $\Lambda (B)$, where $B$ is determined as $B=\begin{pmatrix}4 &-3 & 2 & 0\\ ...
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Continuity of the mapping of a lattice in $\mathbb{R}^{d}$ onto the length of the shortest vector

I have the following problem: Let $X_{d}:=\{\mathbb{Z}^{d}g;g\in\operatorname{SL}_{d}(\mathbb{R})\}$ and define $\lambda:X_{d}\to(0,\infty)$ by: $$ \lambda(\Lambda):=\min\left\{r>0;\Lambda\cap ...
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isotropic sublattice

In Scattone " Compactification of Moduli Spaces of Algebraic K3 Surfaces" the author cites a correspondance between primitive isotropic sublattices of some lattice L and the rational boundary ...
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Equivalence of Lattices

Let $\Gamma=\{mw_1+nw_2:m,n\in\mathbb{Z}\}$ and $\Gamma'=\{mw_1'+nw_2':m,n\in\mathbb{Z}\}$. Show that $\Gamma=\Gamma'$ if and only if there exists a matrix $A\in SL(2,\mathbb{Z})$ such that $\left( ...
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Which matrices generate the same lattices?

Given are the following matrices: $A_{1}=\begin{bmatrix} 4 & 7 &9 \\ 3 & 5 &3 \\ 1 &2 &0 \end{bmatrix}$ , $A_{2}=\begin{bmatrix} 10 & 9 &6 \\ 11 & 7 &2 \\ ...
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Show that $(\Bbb{N}, |)$ is a distributive lattice.

Show that the set of Natural numbers with divisibility form a distributive Lattice where for any $x, y\in\mathbb{N}$ we have $x$ meet $y = \operatorname{gcd}(x,y)$ and $x$ joint ...
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How to count lattice points on a line.

How can we count the number of lattice point on a line, given that the endpoints of the lines are themselves lattice points? I really can't think of how counting lattice points would work, so please ...
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Shortest Non-Zero Vector in Integer Lattices with Given Points

There are two questions related to the shortest non zero vector problem that have left me scratching my head. Please bear with me as I describe the problem. Disclaimer: this is homework. For the ...
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Show $\binom{n}{k}\binom{k}{a} = \binom{n}{a}\binom{n-a}{k-a}$ by block-walking interpretation of Pascal's triangle

A combinatorial proof for the identity $$\binom{n}{k}\binom{k}{a} = \binom{n}{a}\binom{n-a}{k-a}$$ is the following "committee" argument, which seems the most common. There are $\binom{n}{k}$ ...
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integer programming with bounded dimension

We know that integer programming with bounded dimension or fixed number of variables can be solved in polynomial time by Lenstra's result(from results of the LLL algorithm). After heavy foraging i ...
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Nonplanar equilateral lattice “pentagons”

It is well-known that no two-dimensional point lattice contains a regular pentagon. (See for example http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LatticePolygon.html) The same is true for lattices in $\mathbb{R}^n$, ...
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Lattice points in spheres

Let $\mathbb{R}^n$ have the standard Euclidean metric and call a point $P = (x_1, \ldots,x_n)\in\mathbb{R}^n$ a lattice point if for all $i$, $x_i\in\mathbb{Z}$. Allowing small number theoretic ...
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What is a good introduction to quantities such as the norm of a lattice and of short vectors in the context of lattice reduction?

I am trying to make sense of different notations used in measuring lattices, in particular before and after a basis reduction. In particular, I am trying to get bounds and estimates for the size of ...
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Lattice theory in mathematics and physics

I have undertaken a project examining lattice model and trying to construct algorithm that could work on all lattice (in physical sense, or crystal structure). I notice there is a branch in ...
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Inclusion-minimality of a lattice basis

An integer lattice is a subgroup of $\mathbb{Z}^n$. Since $\mathbb{Z}$ is PID, each lattice has a well-defined rank and a generating set of rank many elements is a basis. I wonder if there is a way ...
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Question regarding polygons

Can you prove, that if a equilateral lattice n-gon is constructible, then there will be such a polygon for which the sides have minimal length?
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Bounding the density of finite coprime sets

I am currently running into a problem related to coprime numbers. Consider a set of $d$-dimensional integer vectors, $z \subset \mathbb{Z}^d$ such that each component $z_i$ is bounded by another ...
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Lattice Squares; Basic Interesting Facts and Problems

I'm going to write an article in an educational magazine for middle school students, about the game Square It. The purpose of the game is to make lattice squares: I want to introduce the game, and ...
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A lattice-theoretic question related to noncommutative tori

[NCG] So I'm trying to pin down a fairly well-known bit of noncommutative-geometric folklore that says that for $\Theta \in M_N(\mathbb{Q})$ skew-symmetric, the corresponding noncommutative $N$-torus ...
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Proof of the finite number of Bravais lattices?

I've been taught that there are a finite number of Bravais lattices in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions. I am wondering if there is a proof of this fact. Maybe this is obvious and I am only missing certain key ...
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Find point on line that has integer coordinates

Given a 2D line e.g. (3,10) -> (8.3,16.5), how can I find any point on that line that has has whole-number coordinates? I can easily iteratively walk along one ...
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Lattices in the complex plane

Consider the ring $R=\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{-2}]$. It is a lattice in the complex plane: the set of points with integer coordinates with respect to the basis: $1,\sqrt{2}i$. Each mesh of the lattice is a ...
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Find lattice points on a planar curve

I have the following curve in the plane: $$y = \frac{c-x}{6x+1}$$ Given a constant value $c \in \Bbb N$; is there a technique(s) I can apply to find lattice points on this curve?
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What's the maximum number of sums of $ak_1,..,ak_m, b\ell_1,…,b\ell_m$ needed to solve for $a$ or $b$?

Given a set of integer multiples of $a$ and $b$, $ak_1,..,ak_m, b\ell_1,...,b\ell_m$, what is the maximum number of finite sums of the multiples you can create such that no sum of all multiples of $a$ ...
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Looking for references on 'non-discrete lattices'

A lattice in $\mathbb{R}^n$ is a discrete subgroup that spans $\mathbb{R}^n$. Recently I've been running into a similar sort of object consisting of more than $n$ vectors in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and their ...