Submission: 2000, Mar 28
This is a short survey of the main known results concerning annihilating polynomials for the Witt ring of quadratic forms over a field.
1991 Mathematics Subject Classification: 11E81, 12F10, 19A22
Keywords and Phrases: quadratic form, trace form, Witt ring, Burnside ring, etale algebra
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