## Abstract

Ideal lattices in the plane coming from real quadratic number fields have been investigated by several authors in the recent years. In particular, it has been proved that every such ideal has a basis that can be twisted by the action of the diagonal group into a Minkowski reduced basis for a well-rounded lattice. We explicitly study such twists on the canonical bases of ideals, which are especially important in arithmetic theory of quadratic number fields and binary quadratic forms. Specifically, we prove that every fixed real quadratic field has only finitely many ideals whose canonical basis can be twisted into a well-rounded or a stable lattice in the plane. We demonstrate some explicit examples of such twists. We also briefly discuss the relation between stable and well-rounded twists of arbitrary ideal bases.

the relation between stable and well-rounded twists of arbitrary ideal bases.

the relation between stable and well-rounded twists of arbitrary ideal bases.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 999-1019 |

Journal | Houston Journal of Mathematics |

Volume | 45 |

Publication status | Published - 2019 |

MoE publication type | A1 Journal article-refereed |