Real fields, valuations, and quadratic forms

Karim Johannes Becher, David B. Leep

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We study several field invariants arising in quadratic form theory. Some of the invariants considered are of particular interest in the study of real fields, including the length, the u-invariant, and the (reduced) stability index. In this context we give a systematic account of valuation theoretic arguments that lead to lower bounds for these invariants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-754
Number of pages18
JournalManuscripta Mathematica
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jul 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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