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CONTENTS
Chapter VIII . Wit t invariant s 6 3
27. Propertie s o f the Wit t rin g 6 3
28. Quadrati c for m invariant s o f Prister
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29. Wit t invariant s o f etal e algebra s 6 9
30. Application s 7
Chapter IX . Th e trac e for m i n dimensio n 7 7 5
31. Characterizatio n o f trace form s i n dimensio n 7 7 5
32. Trac e form s wit h vanishin g S t iefel-Whitney classe s 8 1
33. Applicatio n o f trace form s t o Noether' s proble m 8 6
34. Furthe r application s t o Noether' s Proble m 9 0
Appendix A . A letter fro m M . Ros t t o J-P . Serr e 9 3
Appendix B . A letter fro m J-P . Serr e t o R.S . Garibald i 9 7
Appendix C . A letter fro m B . Totaro t o J-P . Serr e 99
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