- 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
Quadratic Forms of Type E6, E7 and E8
Quadratic Forms of Type E6, E7 and E8
- Chapter:
- (p.69) Chapter Eight Quadratic Forms of Type E_{6}, E_{7} and E_{8}
- Source:
- Descent in Buildings (AM-190)
- Author(s):
Bernhard M¨uhlherr
Holger P. Petersson
Richard M. Weiss
- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
This chapter presents various results about quadratic forms of type E⁶, E₇, and E₈. It first recalls the definition of a quadratic space Λ = (K, L, q) of type Eℓ for ℓ = 6, 7 or 8. If D₁, D₂, and D₃ are division algebras, a quadratic form of type E⁶ can be characterized as the anisotropic sum of two quadratic forms, one similar to the norm of a quaternion division algebra D over K and the other similar to the norm of a separable quadratic extension E/K such that E is a subalgebra of D over K. Also, there exist fields of arbitrary characteristic over which there exist quadratic forms of type E⁶, E₇, and E₈. The chapter also considers a number of propositions regarding quadratic spaces, including anisotropic quadratic spaces, and proves some more special properties of quadratic forms of type E₅, E⁶, E₇, and E₈.
Keywords: quadratic form, quadratic space, quaternion division algebra, separable quadratic extension, anisotropic quadratic space
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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