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The Algebraic and Geometric Theory of Quadratic Forms
 
Richard Elman University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Nikita Karpenko Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, Paris, France
Alexander Merkurjev University of California, Los Angeles, CA
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The Algebraic and Geometric Theory of Quadratic Forms
Richard Elman University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Nikita Karpenko Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, Paris, France
Alexander Merkurjev University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Available Formats:
Hardcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-4329-1
Product Code:  COLL/56
435 pp 
List Price: $92.00
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AMS Member Price: $73.60
Electronic ISBN:  978-1-4704-3202-7
Product Code:  COLL/56.E
435 pp 
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AMS Member Price: $68.80
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  • Book Details
     
     
    Colloquium Publications
    Volume: 562008
    MSC: Primary 11; 14;

    This book is a comprehensive study of the algebraic theory of quadratic forms, from classical theory to recent developments, including results and proofs that have never been published. The book is written from the viewpoint of algebraic geometry and includes the theory of quadratic forms over fields of characteristic two, with proofs that are characteristic independent whenever possible. For some results both classical and geometric proofs are given.

    Part I includes classical algebraic theory of quadratic and bilinear forms and answers many questions that have been raised in the early stages of the development of the theory. Assuming only a basic course in algebraic geometry, Part II presents the necessary additional topics from algebraic geometry including the theory of Chow groups, Chow motives, and Steenrod operations. These topics are used in Part III to develop a modern geometric theory of quadratic forms.

    Readership

    Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebraic geometry and number theory.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Introduction
    • Classical theory of symmetric bilinear forms and quadratic forms
    • Chapter 1. Bilinear forms
    • Chapter 2. Quadratic forms
    • Chapter 3. Forms over rational function fields
    • Chapter 4. Function fields of quadrics
    • Chapter 5. Bilinear and quadratic forms and algebraic extensions
    • Chapter 6. $u$-invariants
    • Chapter 7. Applications of the Milnor conjecture
    • Chapter 8. On the norm residue homomorphism of degree two
    • Algebraic cycles
    • Chapter 9. Homology and cohomology
    • Chapter 10. Chow groups
    • Chapter 11. Steenrod operations
    • Chapter 12. Category of Chow motives
    • Quadratic forms and algebraic cycles
    • Chapter 13. Cycles on powers of quadrics
    • Chapter 14. The Izhboldin dimension
    • Chapter 15. Application of Steenrod operations
    • Chapter 16. The variety of maximal totally isotropic subspaces
    • Chapter 17. Motives of quadrics
    • Appendices
  • Reviews
     
     
    • This book is a welcome addition to the vast literature on quadratic forms, summarizing recent advances of the theory, highlighting the algebraic geometry approach and shedding new light on the classical results.

      MAA Reviews
    • Overall, this book is an outstanding achievement and will be an indispensable reference for specialists, though challenging for beginners.

      Mathematical Reviews
    • The first part of the book may well serve as a modern introduction to the classical algebraic theory of quadratic forms ... the exposition is throughout lucid, detailed, enlightening and inspiring, very much to the benefit of the keen reader. No doubt, the authors have done an admirable and rewarding job by making such a modern, encyclopedic text available to the mathematical community as a whole.

      Zentralblatt MATH
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Volume: 562008
MSC: Primary 11; 14;

This book is a comprehensive study of the algebraic theory of quadratic forms, from classical theory to recent developments, including results and proofs that have never been published. The book is written from the viewpoint of algebraic geometry and includes the theory of quadratic forms over fields of characteristic two, with proofs that are characteristic independent whenever possible. For some results both classical and geometric proofs are given.

Part I includes classical algebraic theory of quadratic and bilinear forms and answers many questions that have been raised in the early stages of the development of the theory. Assuming only a basic course in algebraic geometry, Part II presents the necessary additional topics from algebraic geometry including the theory of Chow groups, Chow motives, and Steenrod operations. These topics are used in Part III to develop a modern geometric theory of quadratic forms.

Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebraic geometry and number theory.

  • Chapters
  • Introduction
  • Classical theory of symmetric bilinear forms and quadratic forms
  • Chapter 1. Bilinear forms
  • Chapter 2. Quadratic forms
  • Chapter 3. Forms over rational function fields
  • Chapter 4. Function fields of quadrics
  • Chapter 5. Bilinear and quadratic forms and algebraic extensions
  • Chapter 6. $u$-invariants
  • Chapter 7. Applications of the Milnor conjecture
  • Chapter 8. On the norm residue homomorphism of degree two
  • Algebraic cycles
  • Chapter 9. Homology and cohomology
  • Chapter 10. Chow groups
  • Chapter 11. Steenrod operations
  • Chapter 12. Category of Chow motives
  • Quadratic forms and algebraic cycles
  • Chapter 13. Cycles on powers of quadrics
  • Chapter 14. The Izhboldin dimension
  • Chapter 15. Application of Steenrod operations
  • Chapter 16. The variety of maximal totally isotropic subspaces
  • Chapter 17. Motives of quadrics
  • Appendices
  • This book is a welcome addition to the vast literature on quadratic forms, summarizing recent advances of the theory, highlighting the algebraic geometry approach and shedding new light on the classical results.

    MAA Reviews
  • Overall, this book is an outstanding achievement and will be an indispensable reference for specialists, though challenging for beginners.

    Mathematical Reviews
  • The first part of the book may well serve as a modern introduction to the classical algebraic theory of quadratic forms ... the exposition is throughout lucid, detailed, enlightening and inspiring, very much to the benefit of the keen reader. No doubt, the authors have done an admirable and rewarding job by making such a modern, encyclopedic text available to the mathematical community as a whole.

    Zentralblatt MATH
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