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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
ISSN 1088-9485(online) ISSN 0273-0979(print)

Book Review

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Book Information

Author: Winfried Scharlau
Title: Quadratic and Hermitian forms
Additional book information Grundlehren der Mathematischen Wissenschaften, vol. 270, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York and Tokyo, 1985, x + 421 pp., $84.00. ISBN 3-540-13724-6.


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  • T. Y. Lam, The algebraic theory of quadratic forms, W. A. Benjamin, Inc., Reading, Mass., 1973. Mathematics Lecture Note Series. MR 0396410 (53 #277)
  • Albrecht Pfister, Quadratische Formen in beliebigen Körpern, Invent. Math. 1 (1966), 116–132 (German). MR 0200270 (34 #169)
  • [W] E. Witt, Theorie der quadratischen Formen in beliebigen Körpern, J. Reine Angew. Math. 176 (1937), 31-44.


Review Information

Reviewer: T. Y. Lam
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 21 (1989), 121-125
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-1989-15785-6
PII: S 0273-0979(1989)15785-6