Quadratic forms with applications to algebraic geometry and topology [EBook] / Albrecht Pfister.
Quadratic forms with applications to algebraic geometry and topology [EBook] / Albrecht Pfister.
This volume has grown out of lectures given by Professor Pfister over many years. The emphasis here is placed on results about quadratic forms that give rise to interconnections between number theory, algebra, algebraic geometry and topology. Topics discussed include Hilbert's 17th problem, the...
Personal Name(s):  Pfister, Albrecht, (author) 

Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
1995

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (viii, 179 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9780521467551 9780511526077 
Series Title: 
London Mathematical Society lecture note series ;
217 
Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
Table of Contents:
 Ch. 1. The Representation Theorems of Cassels
 Ch. 2. Multiplicative Quadratic Forms
 Ch. 3. The Level of Fields, Rings, and Topological Spaces
 Ch. 4. Hilbert's Homogeneous Nullstellensatz for pfields and Applications to Topology
 Ch. 5. TsenLang Theory for [actual symbol not reproducible]
 Ch. 6. Hilbert's 17th Problem
 Ch. 7. The Pythagoras Number
 Ch. 8. The uinvariant
 Ch. 9. Systems of Quadratic Forms
 Ch. 10. The Level of Projective Spaces.