By T. Y. Lam
This new edition of the author's prizewinning ebook, ""Algebraic thought of Quadratic Forms"" (W. A. Benjamin, Inc., 1973), supplies a contemporary and self-contained creation to the idea of quadratic kinds over fields of attribute various from . beginning with few necessities past linear algebra, the writer charts knowledgeable direction from Witt's classical thought of quadratic types, quaternion and Clifford algebras, Artin-Schreier thought of officially actual fields, and structural theorems on Witt jewelry, to the idea of Pfister varieties, functionality fields, and box invariants. those major advancements are seamlessly interwoven with tours into Brauer-Wall teams, neighborhood and worldwide fields, hint varieties, Galois idea, and basic algebraic K-theory, to create a uniquely unique remedy of quadratic shape concept over fields.Two new chapters totaling greater than a hundred pages were additional to the sooner incarnation of this booklet take into consideration the various more recent effects and newer viewpoints within the zone. As is attribute of this author's expository type, the presentation of the most fabric during this booklet is interspersed with a copious variety of conscientiously selected examples to demonstrate the final thought. this selection, including a wealthy inventory of a few 280 routines for the 13 chapters, drastically complements the pedagogical price of this booklet, either as a graduate textual content and as a reference paintings for researchers in algebra, quantity concept, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, and geometric topology.
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Introduction to quadratic forms over fields by T. Y. Lam