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Quadratic Forms with Applications to Algebraic Geometry and Topology

Author: Albrecht Pfister
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Series: London Mathematical Society lecture note series, no. 217.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A gem of a book bringing together 30 years worth of results that are certain to interest anyone whose research touches on quadratic forms.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albrecht Pfister
ISBN: 9780511526077 0511526075 9780521467551 0521467551 9781107366985 1107366984
OCLC Number: 776978894
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed 22 Dec 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages).
Contents: 1. The representation theory of Cassels; 2. Multiplicative quadratic forms; 3. The level of fields, rings and topological spaces; 4. Hilbert's homogeneous nullstellensatz; 5. Tsen-Lang theory; 6. Hilbert's 17th problem; 7. The Pythagoras number; 8. The u-invariant; 9. Systems of quadratic forms; 10. The level of projective spaces.
Series Title: London Mathematical Society lecture note series, no. 217.
Responsibility: Albrecht Pfister.

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