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dc.contributor.advisor Craven, Thomas en_US Vo, Monika en_US 2008-10-25T00:05:18Z 2008-10-25T00:05:18Z 2003 en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2003. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 51-52). en_US
dc.description Mode of access: World Wide Web. en_US
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dc.description vi, 52 leaves, bound 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation introduces the concept of Q-Witt rings and SQ-Witt rings. A Q-Witt ring is defined as a finite quotient of a torsion free abstract Witt ring for an elementary 2-group G. Local Q-Witt rings are characterized using topological and ring theoretic tools. Q-Witt rings of the integral group ring Z[Z2] are classified and several properties are shown. An SQ-Witt ring is formed as a finite quotient of torsion free Witt rings of a formally real field. Recursive construction can be used to locate all SQ-Witt rings. en_US
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dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Mathematics; no. 4321 en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
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dc.title New classes of finite commutative rings en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
dc.contributor.department Mathematics en_US 2003-05 en_US
local.identifier.callnumber AC1 .H3 no. 4321 en_US
local.thesis.degreelevel PhD en_US

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