- Title Pages
- Dedication
- Epigraph
- Preface
- Chapter One Buildings
- Chapter Two Quadratic Forms
- Chapter Three Moufang Polygons
- Chapter Four Moufang Quadrangles
- Chapter Five Linked Tori, I
- Chapter Six Linked Tori, II
- Chapter Seven Quadratic Forms over a ∈ Local Field
- Chapter Eight Quadratic Forms of Type E6, E7 and E8
- Chapter Nine Quadratic Forms of Type F4
- Chapter Ten Residues
- Chapter Eleven Unramified Quadrangles of Type E6, E7 and E8
- Chapter Twelve Semi-ramified Quadrangles of Type E6, E7 and E8
- Chapter Thirteen Ramified Quadrangles of Type E6, E7 and E8
- Chapter Fourteen Quadrangles of Type E6, E7 and E8: Summary
- Chapter Fifteen Totally Wild Quadratic Forms of Type E7
- Chapter Sixteen Existence
- Chapter Seventeen Quadrangles of Type F4
- Chapter Eighteen The Other Bruhat-Tits Buildings
- Chapter Nineteen Coxeter Groups
- Chapter Twenty Tits Indices
- Chapter Twenty One Parallel Residues
- Chapter Twenty Two Fixed Point Buildings
- Chapter Twenty Three Subbuildings
- Chapter Twenty Four Moufang Structures
- Chapter Twenty Five Fixed Apartments
- Chapter Twenty Six The Standard Metric
- Chapter Twenty Seven Affine Fixed Point Buildings
- Chapter Twenty Eight Pseudo-Split Buildings
- Chapter Twenty Nine Linear Automorphisms
- Chapter Thirty Strictly Semi-linear Automorphisms
- Chapter Thirty One Galois Involutions
- Chapter Thirty Two Unramified Galois Involutions
- Chapter Thirty Three Residually Pseudo-Split Buildings
- Chapter Thirty Four Forms of Residually Pseudo-Split Buildings
- Chapter Thirty Five Orthogonal Buildings
- Chapter Thirty Six Indices for the Exceptional Bruhat-Tits Buildings
- Bibliography
- Index

# Moufang Quadrangles

# Moufang Quadrangles

- Chapter:
- (p.31) Chapter Four Moufang Quadrangles
- Source:
- Descent in Buildings (AM-190)
- Author(s):
### Bernhard M¨uhlherr

### Holger P. Petersson

### Richard M. Weiss

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press

This chapter proves various results about Moufang quadrangles. It first considers the notions of a proper involutory set, a proper indifferent set, and a proper anisotropic pseudo-quadratic space. It then shows that the root group sequence Ω is isomorphic to a root group sequence of exactly one of six types relating to some proper involutory set, some non-trivial anisotropic quadratic space, some proper indifferent set, some proper anisotropic pseudo-quadratic space, and some quadratic space. It also describes the degree of a finite purely inseparable field extension as a power of the characteristic, an isomorphism from a root group sequence of Δ to the Moufang quadrangle, and abelian and non-abelian groups.

*Keywords:*
proper indifferent set, Moufang quadrangle, anisotropic pseudo-quadratic space, root group sequence, proper involutory set, anisotropic quadratic space, quadratic space, isomorphism, abelian group, non-abelian group

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- Title Pages
- Dedication
- Epigraph
- Preface
- Chapter One Buildings
- Chapter Two Quadratic Forms
- Chapter Three Moufang Polygons
- Chapter Four Moufang Quadrangles
- Chapter Five Linked Tori, I
- Chapter Six Linked Tori, II
- Chapter Seven Quadratic Forms over a ∈ Local Field
- Chapter Eight Quadratic Forms of Type E6, E7 and E8
- Chapter Nine Quadratic Forms of Type F4
- Chapter Ten Residues
- Chapter Eleven Unramified Quadrangles of Type E6, E7 and E8
- Chapter Twelve Semi-ramified Quadrangles of Type E6, E7 and E8
- Chapter Thirteen Ramified Quadrangles of Type E6, E7 and E8
- Chapter Fourteen Quadrangles of Type E6, E7 and E8: Summary
- Chapter Fifteen Totally Wild Quadratic Forms of Type E7
- Chapter Sixteen Existence
- Chapter Seventeen Quadrangles of Type F4
- Chapter Eighteen The Other Bruhat-Tits Buildings
- Chapter Nineteen Coxeter Groups
- Chapter Twenty Tits Indices
- Chapter Twenty One Parallel Residues
- Chapter Twenty Two Fixed Point Buildings
- Chapter Twenty Three Subbuildings
- Chapter Twenty Four Moufang Structures
- Chapter Twenty Five Fixed Apartments
- Chapter Twenty Six The Standard Metric
- Chapter Twenty Seven Affine Fixed Point Buildings
- Chapter Twenty Eight Pseudo-Split Buildings
- Chapter Twenty Nine Linear Automorphisms
- Chapter Thirty Strictly Semi-linear Automorphisms
- Chapter Thirty One Galois Involutions
- Chapter Thirty Two Unramified Galois Involutions
- Chapter Thirty Three Residually Pseudo-Split Buildings
- Chapter Thirty Four Forms of Residually Pseudo-Split Buildings
- Chapter Thirty Five Orthogonal Buildings
- Chapter Thirty Six Indices for the Exceptional Bruhat-Tits Buildings
- Bibliography
- Index