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K/. Theorem 3 allows us to deal with signatures of a field K instead of orders on K. We now demonstrate the possibilities of this reformulation with some examples. K/ ¤ ∅: Next, let L=K be a field extension. The correspondence casts a new light on the question of when does an order on K extend to an order on L. K/ ! L/ defined by the extension of the field of constants. One can then check easily that, if P and Q are orders on K and L, respectively, Q is an extension of P if and only if sgnQ is an extension of sgnP .

Obviously, Theorem 1 is contained in Theorem 2. K/ ! K/=p ' ޚ. By Theorem 2 there is an order P of K associated to p, and it satisfies (25). K/. We take Theorem 1 as our cue for our next bit of terminology: Definition 2. K/ ! ޚis called a signature of the field K. K/ the set of all signatures of K. K/, we formulated Theorem 2 in detail. As a digest of the theorem we explicitly state again: 34 22 Orders and Quadratic Forms Theorem 3. K/ ¤ ∅. K/. Theorem 3 allows us to deal with signatures of a field K instead of orders on K.

A/ > 0 for 1 Ä i Ä r: But this contradicts the assumption that f takes positive values at all points of (17) where it is defined. 24 21 Hilbert’s Seventeenth Problem and the Real Nullstellensatz F1. With K and R as in Theorem 7, let V and W be affine K-varieties in Rn and Rm , respectively. Assume that KŒW is a subalgebra of KŒV . W //: Proof. Set KŒV D KŒx1 ; : : : ; xn and KŒW D KŒy1 ; : : : ; ym . x1 ; : : : ; xn /, with polynomials s1 ; : : : ; sm in KŒX1 ; : : : ; Xn . Thus we get a map s W V !