Martin Epkenhans: On the annihilating ideal for trace forms

Submission: 2001, Nov 21

We give several examples of classes of trace forms for which the ideal of annihilating polynomials is principal. We prove, that in general, the annihilating ideal is not a principal ideal.

2000 Mathematics Subject Classification: 11E81, 12F10

Keywords and Phrases: Quadratic form, trace form, annihilating polynomial, Burnside ring

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