Panin, Ivan; Pimenov, Konstantin

Rationally isotropic quadratic spaces are locally isotropic. II.

Doc. Math. (Bielefeld) Extra Vol. Andrei A. Suslin's Sixtieth Birthday, 515-523 (2010)


The results of the present article extend the results of [Zbl 1173.11025]. The main result of the article is Theorem 1.1 below. The proof is based on a moving lemma from [Zbl 1188.14015], a recent improvement due to O. Gabber of de Jong's alteration theorem, and the main theorem of [Zbl 1206.13008]. A purity theorem for quadratic spaces is proved as well in the same generality as Theorem 1.1, provided that $R$ is local. It generalizes the main purity result from [Zbl 0980.11025] and it is used to prove the main result in [Zbl 1126.14053].

Mathematics Subject Classification

11E08, 11E81, 11E88, 13C10


quadratic space, purity theorem, regular local ring