By Michael C. Berg

A different synthesis of the 3 present Fourier-analytic remedies of quadratic reciprocity.

The relative quadratic case was once first settled via Hecke in 1923, then recast by means of Weil in 1964 into the language of unitary crew representations. The analytic evidence of the overall n-th order case continues to be an open challenge at the present time, going again to the top of Hecke's well-known treatise of 1923. The Fourier-Analytic evidence of Quadratic Reciprocity offers quantity theorists drawn to analytic equipment utilized to reciprocity legislation with a distinct chance to discover the works of Hecke, Weil, and Kubota.

This paintings brings jointly for the 1st time in one quantity the 3 current formulations of the Fourier-analytic evidence of quadratic reciprocity. It exhibits how Weil's groundbreaking representation-theoretic remedy is in truth comparable to Hecke's classical process, then is going a step extra, featuring Kubota's algebraic reformulation of the Hecke-Weil evidence. broad commutative diagrams for evaluating the Weil and Kubota architectures also are featured.

the writer basically demonstrates the price of the analytic method, incorporating probably the most robust instruments of contemporary quantity conception, together with adèles, metaplectric teams, and representations. ultimately, he issues out that the severe universal issue one of the 3 proofs is Poisson summation, whose generalization might eventually give you the answer for Hecke's open challenge.