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The geometric method of the algebraic concept of quadratic varieties is the research of projective quadrics over arbitrary fields. functionality fields of quadrics were principal to the proofs of primary effects because the 1960's. lately, extra subtle geometric instruments were dropped at endure in this subject, equivalent to Chow teams and causes, and feature produced striking advances on a couple of notable difficulties. a number of elements of those new tools are addressed during this quantity, such as an advent to causes of quadrics by means of A. Vishik, with quite a few functions, significantly to the splitting styles of quadratic types, papers via O. Izhboldin and N. Karpenko on Chow teams of quadrics and their good birational equivalence, with program to the development of fields with u-invariant nine, and a contribution in French by means of B. Kahn which lays out a normal framework for the computation of the unramified cohomology teams of quadrics and different mobile varieties.

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