The Kaplansky radical of a quadratic field extension
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Journal of pure and applied algebra. - Amsterdam
, p. 1577-1582
University of Antwerp
The radical of a field consists of all nonzero elements that are represented by every binary quadratic form representing 1. Here, the radical is studied in relation to local-global principles, and further in its behavior under quadratic field extensions. In particular, an example of a quadratic field extension is constructed where the natural analogue to the square-class exact sequence for the radical fails to be exact. This disproves a conjecture of Kijima and Nishi. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.