How I learned to see

09/28/2010 - 12:15pm
09/28/2010 - 1:15pm
Vin de Silva (Pomona College)

I will tell you what I have learned from chapter 1 of Conway's book "The Sensual Quadratic Form". In this chapter, Conway explains how to see the values of an integer binary quadratic form, by drawing a sort of topographical map. I think it's rather wonderful, and hope you will think so too.

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