quadratic reciprocity

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Quadratic refers to the squaring in the question addressed.

Noun[edit]

quadratic reciprocity (uncountable)

  1. (number theory) Mathematical theorem relating the Jacobi symbol \left({a \over b}\right) to the inverted \left({b \over a}\right), essentially relating the question of whether a is a square modulo b to the opposite question of whether b is a square modulo a (or modulo the prime factors).

See also[edit]

External links[edit]