Year of Award: 1995
Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 101, 1994, pp. 140-150
Summary: An introduction to quadratic forms and their use in number theory.
About the Author: (from the Notices of the AMS, Nov. 1995) William C. Waterhouse received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, with John Tate supervising his dissertation. He is currently professor of mathematics at Pennsylvania State University. In 1984 he won the Ford Award for “Do Symmetric Problems Have Symmetric Solutions?”
An introduction to quadratic forms and their use in number theory.