Inner Product Spaces over a Field

  • John Milnor
  • Dale Husemoller
Part of the Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete book series (MATHE2, volume 73)


This chapter will describe some of the highlights of the theory of the Witt ring W(F), where F is an arbitrary field. We are particularly careful to give proofs which are valid also in characteristic 2. The classical theory for number fields, as described for example in [O’Meara], is largely ignored.


Prime Ideal Product Space Nilpotent Element Ring Homomorphism Finite Extension 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Milnor
    • 1
  • Dale Husemoller
    • 2
  1. 1.The Institute for Advanced StudyPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Haverford CollegeHaverfordUSA

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