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Linkage of Pfister forms over $\mathbb C(x_1,\ldots,x_n)$

Adam Chapman and Jean-Pierre Tignol

Vol. 4 (2019), No. 3, 521–524

We prove the existence of a set of cardinality 2n of n-fold Pfister forms over (x1,,xn) which do not share a common (n 1)-fold factor. This gives a negative answer to a question raised by Becher. The main tools are the existence of the dyadic valuation on the complex numbers and recent results on symmetric bilinear forms over fields of characteristic 2.

quadratic forms, linkage, rational function fields
Mathematical Subject Classification 2010
Primary: 11E81
Secondary: 11E04, 19D45
Received: 6 March 2019
Revised: 21 May 2019
Accepted: 11 June 2019
Published: 17 December 2019
Adam Chapman
Department of Computer Science
Tel-Hai Academic College
Upper Galilee
Jean-Pierre Tignol
ICTEAM Institute