Questions about quadratic forms in many variables, for example $4x_1^2 + 3x_1x_2 + 5x_1x_3 - 8x_3^2$.

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rank of quadrics

Consider the quadric $xw-yz$ in $\mathbf{P}^3$ (all over $\mathbf{C}$), and the Klein quadric $x_0 x_5+x_1 x_4+x_2 x_3$ in $\mathbf{P}^5$. I want to determine the rank of these quadrics. For the first ...
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Quaternary Quadratic Forms

What is a Quaternary Quadratic Form? I've looked for a definition online and cannot find a precise clear definition. I am not taking a course. Just reading about quadratic forms. Thank you.
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numeric solutions on quadric surfaces

Maybe it's a trivial thing, but I can't seem to find solution I'm looking for. I need to find a parametric solution to the following equation ($\mathbf{A}$ is positive definite): $$ ...
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Primes of the form $x^2+ny^2$ where $n\equiv 1\pmod{4}$ is a squarefree number

Let $n\equiv1\pmod{4}$ be a squarefree number and $p\equiv1\pmod{4n}$ be a prime number. Does there exist $x,y\in\mathbb{N}$ such that $p=x^2+ny^2$?
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Quadratic reciprocity and Pfister forms

Let $p,q$ be different primes unequal to $2$. Let $(a/b)$ denote the Legendre Symbol. The following holds: $q\text{ is a square }\bmod p \Longleftrightarrow (q/p) = 1 \Longleftrightarrow X^2+qY^2 = ...
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How do i find a signature of a quadratic form? Also how do i represent a quadratic form as a sum/difference of squares?

For example given $(x,y,z,t) = xy+ y^2+ yz+z^2+zt$ How do i represent it as a sum and difference of squares (i.e. in the form $\sum a_iA_i^2$) and how do i find its trace? Or if i have a quadratic ...
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Finding the three unknowns

Can someone show me the steps to finding the three unknowns of these two equations. $$-a-bx+cx^2 = x^2+2x+1$$ The answers are $a=\ ...\ $, $b=\ ...\ $, and $c=\ ...$ , but I can't see how they ...
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How can I show the complete symmetric quadratic form has no zeros?

The quadratic complete symmetric homogeneous polynomial in $n$ variables $t_1,\ldots,t_n$ is defined to be $$h_2(t_1,\ldots,t_n) := \sum_{1 \leq j \leq k \leq n} t_j t_k = \sum_{j=1}^n t_j^2 + ...
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Classification of quadrtic forms over Q_p

I need some one to recap the topic with me and correct me when i am wrong. There are basically just a few questions at the end,but its important to also show what i know and not just what i dont. ...
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Question regarding quadratic form exercise in Hoffman Kunze

In the book the quadratic form associated with a bilinear form f is defined as $q(\alpha)=f(\alpha,\alpha)$. Then, if $U$ is a linear operator on $\mathbb R^2$ an operator $U^\dagger$ on the space of ...
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A particular quadratic minimization problem

Given $n^2$ constants $a_{11},a_{12},\ldots,a_{1n},a_{21},\ldots,a_{nn}$ and $n^2$ non-negative variables $x_{11},x_{12},\ldots,x_{1n},x_{21},\ldots,x_{nn}$. Find the minimum value of $$\sum_{i=1}^n ...
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Show that a quadratic form is bounded

I have a question (I hope I can formulate it adequately) concerning quadratic forms: If I have a quadratic form $$ T(x_1,x_2)=x^TQx, x=(x_1,x_2)^T $$ which is bounded to above, i.e. ...
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Positive definit quadratic form

I have a very elementar question... If I have a quadratic form $$ T(x_1,x_2)=x^TQx $$ and $Q$ is a positive definit symmetric 2x2-matrix, then does this mean that the quadratic form is positive ...
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Transformation of quadratic form

I've got the following quadratic form $T(x_1,x_2)=x^TQx$, with $$ x=\begin{pmatrix}x_1\\x_2\end{pmatrix}, Q=\begin{pmatrix}\frac{1}{2}(m_1+m_2)L_1^2 & \frac{1}{2} ...
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Quadratic Diophantine Equation $x^2 + axy + y^2 = z^2$

I have been reading about this quadratic Diophantine equation of the form $x^2 + axy + y^2 = z^2$ where x, y, z are integers to be solved and a is a given integer. All integral solutions are given ...
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On modular group and quadratic forms

Let $\Gamma$ be the modular group, is the group of linear transformations of the upper half of the complex plane. Let $\mathbb Q_{N^2{d_K}}/\Gamma$ (the group of positive definite primitive quadratic ...
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Condition for the identity $(a-b)(a+b)=a^2-b^2$

The identity $(a-b)(a+b)=a^2-b^2$ holds true for what condition ???? I tried using real numbers and imaginary numbers but seems like it holds everywhere. Some say... only for ($a>b$) but I don't ...
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Expanding the Malhalanobis distance to find sufficient statistics of a multivariate Gaussian distribution.

Given a dat set $X=(x_1,...,x_N)^T$ in which the observations $x_n \in R^D$ are assumed to be drawn independently from a multivariate Gaussian distribution with mean $\mu \in R^D$ and covariance ...
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Reducible Quadratic form

What is a Reducible/Irreducible quadratic form?. I read about quadratic forms on wikipedia. I am reading this paper (A.O.L. Atkin, D.J. Bernstein, Prime sieves using binary quadratic forms, Math. ...
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Problem about $\mathbb{P}^3(K)$

Show that four skew lines in $\mathbb{P}^3$ have two transversals in common. I know that exist a quadric which contains three of the four lines....but i'm stuck EDIT: If the skew lines are ...
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constrained Quadratic forms

suppose I have the following quadratic form $$ {\bf{x^{\top}Ax}} = constant $$ where A is positive definite and I know that $$ {{\bf{x}}^ \top }{\bf{1}} = 1 $$ Is there an analytical solution to ...
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finding if two binary quadratic forms represent the same integers

I am currently working with quadratic forms for a given discriminant D; to get all primitive forms (one for each equivalence class) I found this website : ...
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Quadratic Form - New Axes = Eigenvectors of P, Order of Eigenvectors Important? [Kolman P539 Example 6]

Hypothesise that $P$ is the symmetric matrix of some quadratic form $g(\mathbf{ x} ) = \mathbf{ x^TAx} $. Then $P$ is the orthogonal matrix consisting of orthogonal eigenvectors of $A$. Moreover, use ...
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How to find quadratic function in vertex form from two points?

I'm starting to learn about quadratic formulas in math class. This question came up in a homework packet: A WNBA player takes a three-point shot 22 feet away from the basket, The ball reaches ...
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A is a matrix of positive defined quadratic form. How can I show, $A^{-1}$ is the same?

Let a square matrix A is a matrix of positive defined quadratic form. How can I show, that $A^{-1}$ also a matrix of a positive defined quadratic form? Positive defined quadratic form is A(x,y), that ...
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How to prove: a quadratic form with a matrix $ B = CC^T $ is positive defined?

Let a matrix $ C \in \Bbb K^{n \mathtt x n} : det(c) \ne 0 $ (K is any field - C or R) $ \Rightarrow $ a quadratic form with a matrix $ B = CC^T $ is positive defined one. How to prove it?
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If $4xy+3=c^2+3d^2$, is $xy$ necessarily a square?

I have a polynomial which, simplified, ends up in the form $$4xy+3 = c^2+3d^2.$$ Evidently $4xy+3$ is of the form $a^2+3b^2$, in light of the equality. But does $$ c^2 + 3d^2 = 4xy + 3 = xy(2)^2 ...
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Solving this equation

Question: Solve: $$3^{2x^2}-2\cdot3^{x^2+x+6}+3^{2(x+6)}=0$$ I thought that we can take $a=3^{x^2}$ and $b = 3^{x+6}$. Then equation becomes $a^2-2ab+b^2=0$, which obviously means $a-b=0$. ...
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Optimization with intervals

I am trying to solve a specific problem, and I was able to summarize it in the following optimization problem. I have a portfolio comprised of two assets. Asset 1 has return $r_1$, standard deviation ...
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A Pell equation inside a Pell equation

While working on another problem (see http://mathoverflow.net/questions/143599/solving-the-quartic-equation-r4-4r3s-6r2s2-4rs3-s4-1), I found the following equation to be solved: $$ ...
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Possibility of integral quadratic with these roots

If x and w are the roots of a quadratic equation with integral coefficients then is this possible: ${x = w = \frac{2}{3}}$. The correct answer says it is, but how is that so if it means: ...
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Finding matching roots

If ${4 + \sqrt{2}}$ is one root of a quadratic equation given by ${x^2 - Px + Q =0}$ where P and Q are rational numbers then find the missing root. The answer is ${4 - \sqrt{2}}$. And I'm a bit ...
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Applications of simultaneous diagonalization of quadratic forms

If $A$ and $B$ are square symmetric matrices and, additionally, one of them, say $B$, is positively defined, then there exists an invertible matrix $S$ such that $$S^{\top}\!AS=D ...
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Law of large numbers for linear (quadratic) combinations of i.i.d. random variables

Let $(X_i)_{i\in\mathbb{N}}$ be i.i.d. real random variables with zero mean. By the law of large numbers $$\frac{1}{n}\sum_{i=1}^nX_i \to 0 \quad\text{(almost surely, in probabability...) as ...
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Concavity of quadratic form

I know that the quadratic form $x'Ax$ is a concave in vector $x$ if matrix $A$ is negative semi definite. What happens if $A$ depends on $x$ (so that I have $x'A(x)x$), but I still know that $A(x)$ is ...
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What is the definition of a non-degenerate homogeneous quadratic form over a finite field?

I read in some finite geometry notes by S. Ball and Z. Weiner the following: A conic is a set of points of $PG(2,q)$ that are zeros of a non-degenerate homogeneous quadratic form (in $3$ ...
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Simplify quadratic polynomial with matrix

I am reading a paper and have trouble following equation (3): $$ (\mathbf{x}-\mathbf{d})^T \mathbf{A}_1 (\mathbf{x}-\mathbf{d}) + \mathbf{b}^T_1 (\mathbf{x}-\mathbf{d}) + c_1 = \\ \mathbf{x}^T ...
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Approximation of a quadratic form

Let $\mathbf{x}=(x_1,\cdots,x_n)^T\in\mathbb{R}^n$ and $A\in\mathbb{S}_{++}^n$ be a symmetric positive definite matrix. Also, let $Q\colon\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}$ be the quadratic form given by $$ ...
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What's wrong with $\det(P) = -1$ : Change of variable for Quadric Forms ? [Kolman P552 8.7.25]

Would someone please explain "why $\det(P) = 1$ is required" and the general procedure of effecting this? Lay S7.2 didn't expound on this and neither does Kolman in S8.6-8.8. Identify the graph ...
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Why must P be orthonormal, and not just orthogonal, for change of variable in Quadratic Form? [Kolman P560 8.8.24]

Lay P402 : A change of variable is an equation of the form $x=Py$, where $P$ is an invertible matrix and $y$ is the (neW) coordinate vector of $x$ relative to the basis of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ determined ...
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Find a relation between $a$ and $b$?

I would appreciate if somebody could help me with the following problem: Let $f(x)=x^2-2ax+b$, $a,b\in \mathbb{R}$ Q: Find a relation between $a$ and $b$ ? If $|x|\leq 1$ then $|f(x)|\leq1 $
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Quadratic equations and inequalites

For every positive integer $n$, prove that $$\sqrt{4n+1}<\sqrt{n} + \sqrt{n+1}<\sqrt{4n+2}$$ Hence or otherwise, prove that $[\sqrt{n}+\sqrt{n+1}] = [\sqrt{4n+1}]$, where $[x]$ ...
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On representation of quadratic form

In linear algebra, a quadratic form is defined as $Q(x)=x^TAx$ for some (non-singular) matrix $A$ and any $x\in V$, where $V$ is a vector space. Actually, quadratic form can be any one satisfying ...
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Find two bilinear forms with the same quadratic form over $\mathbb F_2$

Let $V$ be a $K$-vectorspace with a bilinear form $\langle , \rangle$ and the associated quadratic form $q:V \to K, v \mapsto \langle v,v \rangle$. Let $K = \mathbb F_2$. Are there two different ...
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Stuck in quadratic forms and discriminats problem

So I'm stuck in a pretty easy question about discriminants and quadratic forms of equations. I have already proved one side of the problem: we suppose that $x_0, y_0$ are the solutions to the ...
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Quadratic equation form?

Suppose we know that the sum of two positive numbers is $2k$ and their product is $m$ then which of the following will be its quadratic equation and why? 1) $x^2$+ $(2k)x$+ $m$= $0$ 2) $x^2$- ...
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how to find rational numbers satisfying the binary quadratic equation $x^2+3xy+5y^2=4$

I am looking for a generalisation of the solution of $x,y$ wich are rational numbers,they could be infinite,how can i find such solutions,integer solutions are obvious I have found that ...
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Condition on the positivity of a quadratic form

We place ourself in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$. Let's consider a positive definite matrix $M \in \mathcal{M}_{n} (\mathbb{R})$, $V$ and $E$ $\in \mathbb{R}^{n}$, and $\alpha > 0$. We consider the ...
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how to solve these two quadratic equations

Can someone help me find the solution for these two quadratic equations ? $ 2(z^2) \ - \ 3.023bz \ + \ 0.115(b^2) \ + \ 2.0814b \ + \ 0.142z \ - \ 0.5856 \ = \ 0 $ $ 6.0828(z^2) \ + \ 2.0414bz \ + \ ...
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Diagonalization of quadratic forms over $\mathbb{Q}$

I'm having difficulties in finding the diagonal forms of some quadratic forms. I am sure it is not supposed to be that difficult but I guess I am lacking some creativity after overdoze of coffee and ...