quadratic reciprocity
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English[edit]
Etymology[edit]
Quadratic refers to the squaring in the question addressed.
Noun[edit]
quadratic reciprocity (uncountable)
- (number theory) Mathematical theorem relating the Jacobi symbol to the inverted , 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]
Further reading[edit]
- quadratic reciprocity on Wikipedia.Wikipedia