Compositions of Quadratic Forms

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Walter de Gruyter, 2000 - Mathematics - 417 pages
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Contents

Exercises
5
Chapter
13
Appendix Composition algebras
21
Notes
36
Exercises
46
Chapter 3
52
Exercises
64
Notes
71
Notes
175
Exercises
196
Notes
202
Appendix Hasse principle for divisibility of forms
218
Introduction
227
Appendix More applications of topology to algebra
252
Notes
264
Integer Composition Formulas
268

Appendix A Hermitian forms over C
81
Notes
89
Exercises
101
Chapter 6
108
Exercises
116
Exercises
131
Exercises
150
Notes
157
Appendix Pfister forms and function fields
167
Appendix A A new proof of Yuzvinskys theorem
286
Chapter 14
299
Appendix Compositions of quadratic forms a J y
317
Appendix Polynomial maps between spheres
348
Notes
361
Exercises
375
List of Symbols
407
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