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Annihilating Ideals Of Quadratic Forms Over Local And Global Fields

We study annihilating polynomials and annihilating ideals for elements of Witt rings for groups of exponent 2. With the help of these results and certain calculations involving the Clifford invariant, we are able to give full sets of generators for the annihilating ideal of both the isometry class and the equivalence class of an arbitrary quadratic form over a local field. By applying the Hasse-Minkowski theorem, we can then achieve the same for an arbitrary quadratic form over a global field.

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