A new form of the circle method, and its application to quadratic forms.

  title={A new form of the circle method, and its application to quadratic forms.},
  author={D. R. Heath-Brown},
  journal={Journal f{\"u}r die reine und angewandte Mathematik (Crelles Journal)},
  pages={149 - 206}
  • D. R. Heath-Brown
  • Published 1996
  • Mathematics
  • Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik (Crelles Journal)
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