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### If $A$ is an integer ring such that each $P \in A_L[X]$ has a finite number of zeros in $A$, is $A$ commutative?

Let $A$ be a ring in which the product of any two nonzero elements is nonzero (we shall say that $A$ is an integral domain, even if $A$ is non commutative). It is well-known that if $A$ is commutative,...

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### Connectedness of units in finite-dimensional commutative complex algebras

In the following, an algebra will always mean a finite-dimensional associative commutative unital algebra (over some field $k$).
Let $A$ be a $\mathbb{C}$-algebra. I am trying to understand how its ...

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### degree of associative algebra

Let $A$ be a finite dimensional associative algebra with unity over a field $F$. The degree of the algebra is the degree of its generic minimum polynomial (see Nathan Jacobson, Generic norm of an ...

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### Conjugation in associative algebras over finite fields

Let $A$ be a finite dimensional associative algebra (with unity) over a finite field $F$. Let $L$ be a field extension of $F$. Suppose that after extending scalars to $L$, two elements $a,b$ of $A$ ...

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### presentations of subalgebras

Assume that I have a finitely presented algebra $A$ over the complex numbers (by which I mean that $A$ is generated over $\mathbb{C}$ by finitely many elements $x_1,...,x_n$ subject to finitely many ...

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### Relation between Associative algebra and group algebra

Let $A$ be an associative algebra over a filed $k$.
Q) What are the condition we can impose on $A$ such that there exists a $G$ such that $A=k[G]$, the group algebra generated by $G$?
I am ...

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### Differences between primitive central idempotents and primitive orthogonal idempotents

If we have a complete set of primitive orthogonal idempotents of an algebra $A$, then we can obtain simple modules, indecomposable projective modules, indecomposable injective modules of $A$.
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### Non-commutative normalization

Let $A$ be a (non-commutative) associative algebra with 1. Assume that $A$ contains a cental subalgebra $Z$ such that
a) $Z$ is a noetherian domain
b) $A$ is a finitely generated module over $Z$.
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### Free subgroups in algebras of polynomial growth

What is known about free non-abelian subgroups in finitely generated associative algebras of polynomial growth (e.g., over finite fields, to avoid finite-dimensional free subgroups)? For example, are ...

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### Is the Amitsur-Levitzki identity essentially unique?

Let us consider the matrix algebra. $Mat_n(\mathbb{C})$. The Amitsur-Levitzki identity states that for any matrices $X_1, X_2, ..., X_{2n} \in Mat_n(\mathbb{C})$ the sum $\Sigma_{\sigma \in S_{2n}} ...

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### Nilradical of a Lie algebra associated to a associative algebra

Let $A$ be a finite dimensional (unital) $K$-Algebra. By $A^{\circ}$ we denote the associated $K$-Lie-algebra of $A$ with respect to the product $a\circ b:=ab-ba$. In addition, we denote by $rad(A^{\...

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### Isomorphism of matrix ring over ore domain

Let $R_1,R_2$ be (left and right) ore domains. Does $ Mat_n(R_1)\cong Mat_m(R_2)$ implie m=n and $q.f.(R_1)\cong q.f.(R_2)$?
An counter example, a proof or a reference is welcomed.
Thanks

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### extend derivations of ore domain to its quotient field

I wonder whether someone knows a good reference(textbook or paper) for the following result:
Any derivation of ore domain may be extended unqiuely to a derivation of its quotient field.
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### Equivalence of star products on two differents Poisson algebras?

Let $A$, $B$ be two commutative and associative $\mathbb k$-algebras and let $A_\hbar:=A[[\hbar]]$, $B_\hbar:=B[[\hbar]]$ be the corresponding ring of formal series. Of sense [Deformation theory and ...

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### Software for noncommutative Groebner bases over rational function fields

I am wondering whether there is any software package that can compute Groebner bases for noncommutative algebras defined over the field of rational functions $\mathbb{Q}(q)$.
I have tried the GAP ...

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### Hochschild homology of a tensor algebra modulo a two-sided ideal

Let $V$ is a module over a field $k$, and $A=T(V)$ the tensor algebra generated by $V$. The Hochschild homology $HH_*(A)$ has been determined by Loday and Quillen in their paper "Cyclic homology and ...

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### If tensor product of representations is a representation, must we have a bialgebra?

Hopf algebras and bialgebras are sometimes introduced by saying that you've got an associative algebra $A$ and want to introduce the structure of an $A$-module on $V \otimes W$ where $V,W$ are $A$-...

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### simple tensor product of modules over algebras

Let $M$, $N$ be simple modules over associative algebras $A$ and $B$ (over $\mathbb{C}$), respectively. When is $M\otimes N$ simple as a $A\otimes B$-module?
It is right if $A$ or $B$ has a ...

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### Representing quaternions as matrices [closed]

Assume F is a field of characteristic different than 2. Let a, b be invertible elements in F, and let A(a,b) be the generalised quaternions. Using the Artin–Wedderburn theorem, there is a ...

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### Isomorphic maximal commutative semi-simple sub algebras of complex matrices

When giving $A_1,A_2$ two isomorphic maximal commutative semi-simple sub algebras of $M_n(\mathbb{C})$, are these algebras conjugate in $M_n(\mathbb{C})$? Namely, does there exists a regular matrix $P$...

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### Anick resolution [closed]

I would like to know some applications of Anick's resolution in non-commutative algebras.

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### Reference for Clifford theory of algebras

Clifford theory relates the representation theory of a group to that of a normal subgroup. A good reference for this is Curtis and Reiner's "Methods in Representation theory II", Theorem 11.1.
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### Description of modules over self-injective algebras of finite representation type

Is there any description of indecomposable modules and irreducible morphisms over self-injective algebras of finite representation type? I am interested mainly in such a description for nonstandard ...

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### Algebra out of a set of modules of a Lie algebra? Fusion

The problem I faced is how to organize a set of finite-dimensional irreducible representations $U_\alpha$ of some simple Lie algebra $g$ into an Lie algebra $A$ that contains $g$ as a Lie subalgebra ...

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### surjectivity of irreducible representation

I don't know how to show the following:
Let $A$ be an associative algebra (not necessary finite-dimensional) and $p\colon A\to End(V)$ be it irreducible finite-dimensional representation. Then $p$ in ...

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### Preservation of direct sums and finite generation

I asked this question on Mathematics - Stack Exchange (MSE). Having figured out out how to handle the problem in an extremely particular case, I also posted it as an answer (in the technical sense of ...

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### Algebras with a degenerate trace form

Let the bilinear trace form of a finite-dimensional associative algebra be defined as:
$(u,v) \mapsto Tr(L_u L_v)$
For $L_u$ the linear map given by multiplication on the left by $u$. In the ...

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### Does $\mathbb{K}[G]\simeq\mathbb{K}[H]$ for some field $\mathbb{K}$ of characteristic $p$, imply $\mathbb{F}_p[G]\simeq\mathbb{F}_p[H]$?

Due to the first (and very helpful) answer I received, I've reformulated the question a little: $G$ and $H$ are now assumed to be $p$-groups.
Let $p$ be a prime, and let $\mathbb{F}_p$ be the field ...

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### $A_{\infty}$ structure of (co)homology of a space

Let $X$ be a topological space, and $Homeo(X)$ the group of self-homeomorphisms of $X$.
(1) What is the exact meaning of: $H^*(X)$ is a an $A_\infty$-module over $Homeo(X)$?
(2) Does $H_*(X)$ also ...

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### Is the multiplication beetween even numbers an associative algebra?

We were discussing about the possibility of having an algebra over a field which is associative but has not the unity. Does it exist?
It has been proposed as a counterexample the set of even numbers. ...

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### What's the sense in which A_\infty algebras are “deformable”?

I realise this is a very vague question! I've heard people say that A∞ algebras are the right homotopy-theoretic generalization of usual associative algebras, because you can deform them. What ...