Arithmetic characterizations of Sidon sets Academic Article uri icon


  • Let Ĝ be any discrete Abelian group. We give several arithmetic characterizations of Sidon sets in Ĝ. In particular, we show that a set Λ is a Sidon set iff there is a number δ > 0 such that any finite subset A of Λ contains a subset B ⊂ A with |B| ≥ δ|A| which is quasiindependent, i.e. such that the only relation of the form (Equation presented), with ελequal to ± 1 or 0, is the trivial one. © 1983 American Mathematical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Pisier, G.

publication date

  • January 1, 1983 11:11 AM