The triplication formula for Gauss sums

John Greene, Dennis Stanton

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A new proof of the triplication formula for Gauss sums is given. It mimics an old proof of the analogous result for gamma functions. The techniques are formal and rely upon the character properties of fields. A new character sum evaluation is given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-141
Number of pages8
JournalAequationes Mathematicae
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986


  • AMS (1980) subject classification: Primary 10G05, 33A15


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