Triangular Witt groups Part II: From usual to derived
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Abstract. We establish that the derived Witt group is isomorphic to the usual Witt group when 2 is invertible. This key result opens the Ali Baba's cave of triangular Witt groups, linking the abstract results of Part I to classical questions for the usual Witt group. For commercial purposes, we survey the future applications of triangular Witt groups in the introduction. We also establish a connection between odd-indexed Witt groups and formations. Finally, we prove that over a commutative local ring in which 2 is a unit, the shifted derived Witt groups are all zero but the usual one.
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