Trace forms of symbol algebras
Speaker: Ronan Flatley (UCD)
Date: Wed 23rd September 2009
Location: Mathematical Sciences Seminar Room
Let S be a symbol algebra. The trace form of S is computed and it is shown how this quadratic form can be used to determine whether S is a division algebra or not.
(This talk is part of the K-Theory, Quadratic Forms and Number Theory series.)