Quadratic Forms

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Part of the Springer Monographs in Mathematics book series (SMM)

Abstract

We take a base field F and consider a finite-dimensional vector space V over F and an F-valued F-bilinear form \(\,\varphi :V\times V\to F.\) We call, as usual, \(\,\varphi\,\) symmetric if \(\,\varphi(x,\,y)=\varphi(y,x)\) for every \(\,x,\,y \in V.\)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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