karimjohannes.becher@uantwerpen.be

Submission: 2017, Oct 10

For a field the condition is studied that any triple of (bilinear) Pfister forms of a given dimension are linked. This is a strengthening of the condition of linkage investigated by Elman and Lam, which asks the same for pairs of Pfister forms. In characteristic different from two this condition for triples of 2-fold Pfister forms is related to the Hasse number.

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: 11E04, 11E81, 19D45

Keywords and Phrases: field, Milnor K-theory, symbol, linkage, bilinear Pfister form, quadratic form, Hasse number, u-invariant

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