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On symplectic polar spaces over non-perfect fields of characteristic 2

Bart De Bruyn UGent and Antonio Pasini (2009) Linear and Multilinear Algebra. 57(6). p.567-575
abstract
Given a field $ of characteristic 2 and an integer \geq 2$, let (2n-1,K)$ be the symplectic polar space defined in $\PG(2n-1,K)$ by a non-degenerate alternating form of (2n,K)$ and let (2n,K)$ be the quadric of $\PG(2n,K)$ associated to a non-singular quadratic form of Witt index $. In the literature it is often claimed that (2n-1,K) \cong Q(2n,K)$. This is true when $ is perfect, but false otherwise. In this paper we modify the previous claim in order to obtain a statement that is correct for any field of characteristic 2. Explicitly, we prove that (2n-1,K)$ is indeed isomorphic to a non-singular quadric $, but when $ is non-perfect the nucleus of $ has vector dimension greater than 1. So, in this case, (2n,K)$ is a proper subgeometry of (2n-1,K)$. We show that, in spite of this fact, (2n-1,K)$ can be embedded in (2n,K)$ as a subgeometry and that this embedding induces a full embedding of the dual (2n-1,K)$ of (2n-1,K)$ into the dual (2n,K)$ of (2n,K)$.
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subject
keyword
orthogonal (dual) polar space, symplectic (dual) polar space
journal title
Linear and Multilinear Algebra
Linear Multilinear Algebra
volume
57
issue
6
pages
567 - 575
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000268752300004
JCR category
MATHEMATICS
JCR impact factor
0.74 (2009)
JCR rank
92/251 (2009)
JCR quartile
2 (2009)
ISSN
0308-1087
DOI
10.1080/03081080802012623
language
English
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yes
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A1
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879255
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-879255
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2010-02-24 15:15:56
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  abstract     = {Given a field \$ of characteristic 2 and an integer  {\textbackslash}geq 2\$, let (2n-1,K)\$ be the symplectic polar space defined in \${\textbackslash}PG(2n-1,K)\$ by a non-degenerate alternating form of (2n,K)\$ and let (2n,K)\$ be the quadric of \${\textbackslash}PG(2n,K)\$ associated to a non-singular quadratic form of Witt index \$. In the literature it is often claimed that (2n-1,K) {\textbackslash}cong Q(2n,K)\$. This is true when \$ is perfect, but false otherwise. In this paper we modify the previous claim in order to obtain a statement that is correct for any field of characteristic 2. Explicitly, we prove that (2n-1,K)\$ is indeed isomorphic to a non-singular quadric \$, but when \$ is non-perfect the nucleus of \$ has vector dimension greater than 1. So, in this case, (2n,K)\$ is a proper subgeometry of (2n-1,K)\$. We show that, in spite of this fact, (2n-1,K)\$ can be embedded in (2n,K)\$ as a subgeometry and that this embedding induces a full embedding of the dual (2n-1,K)\$ of (2n-1,K)\$ into the dual (2n,K)\$ of (2n,K)\$.},
  author       = {De Bruyn, Bart and Pasini, Antonio},
  issn         = {0308-1087},
  journal      = {Linear and Multilinear Algebra},
  keyword      = {orthogonal (dual) polar space,symplectic (dual) polar space},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {567--575},
  title        = {On symplectic polar spaces over non-perfect fields of characteristic 2},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03081080802012623},
  volume       = {57},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
De Bruyn, Bart, and Antonio Pasini. 2009. “On Symplectic Polar Spaces over Non-perfect Fields of Characteristic 2.” Linear and Multilinear Algebra 57 (6): 567–575.
APA
De Bruyn, B., & Pasini, A. (2009). On symplectic polar spaces over non-perfect fields of characteristic 2. Linear and Multilinear Algebra, 57(6), 567–575.
Vancouver
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De Bruyn B, Pasini A. On symplectic polar spaces over non-perfect fields of characteristic 2. Linear and Multilinear Algebra. 2009;57(6):567–75.
MLA
De Bruyn, Bart, and Antonio Pasini. “On Symplectic Polar Spaces over Non-perfect Fields of Characteristic 2.” Linear and Multilinear Algebra 57.6 (2009): 567–575. Print.