Eva Bayer-Fluckiger: Multiples of trace forms and algebras with involution

eva.bayer@epfl.ch

Submission: 2007, Sep 29

Let \$k\$ be a field of characteristic \$\not=2\$, and let \$G\$ be a finite group. The aim of this paper is to give a cohomological criterion for the isomorphism of multiples of trace forms of G--Galois algebras over \$k\$. The proof uses results concerning multiples of hermitian forms over division algebras with involution that are of independent interest.

2000 Mathematics Subject Classification: 11E72

Keywords and Phrases: G-forms, hermitian forms, Galois cohomology of linear algebraic groups, self-dual normal bases

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