A Hopf algebra is a vector space $H$ over a field $k$ endowed with an associative product $\times:H\otimes_k H\to H$ and a coassociative coproduct $\Delta:H\to H\otimes_k H$ which is a morphism of algebras. Unit $1:k\to H$, counit $\epsilon:H\to k$ and antipode $S:H\to H$ are also required. Such a ...

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How to recognize a Hopf algebra?

Suppose we are handed an algebra $A$ over a field $k$. What should we look at if we want to determine whether $A$ can or cannot be equipped with structure maps to make it a Hopf algebra? I guess in ...
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Symmetrization for hyperalgebras in positive characteristic

Let $G$ be an algebraic group over an algebraically closed field $k$ of arbitrary characteristic and let $U$ be the hyperalgebra of $G$. Recall that $U$ is defined as the subspace of the full linear ...
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$U\left(\mathfrak a\right) \otimes_{U\left(\mathfrak a\cap\mathfrak b\right)} U\left(\mathfrak b\right) \cong U\left(\mathfrak a + \mathfrak b\right)$ over a ring containing $\mathbb{Q}$

While the Poincaré-Birkhoff-Witt theorem is usually proven (and sometimes even formulated) for free modules only, it is known (see also here) that it holds for arbitrary modules if the ground ring is ...
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Group-like Elements in a Coquasitriangular Bialgebra

What do we know about group-like elements in coquasitriangular bialgebras? In particular, we know that a commutative bialgebra in which all group-like elements are invertible is a Hopf algebra (see ...
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The coproduct on the cohomology of a Hopf algebra

If $H$ is a Hopf algebra over a field $k$, the Hopf algebra cohomology $\mathrm{Ext}_H(k,k)$ is —as usual— an algebra, but the Hopfness of $H$ turns it into a Hopf algebra. Is there a reference ...
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What is a pointed Hopf algebra?

Hi, I would like to know what pointed Hopf algebras are and why it is that they are important. Thank you.
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Frobenius isomorphism for Hopf algebras

It is known that a finite dimensional Hopf algebra $H$ over a field $k$ is a Frobenius algebra. Thus there is an isomorphism $H \cong H^\ast$ of left $H$-modules. Question: Is it possible to write ...
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Primitive elements of a tensor product of bialgebras

Given a field $k$ of characteristic $0$. For every $k$-bialgebra $A$, let $\mathrm{Prim} A$ denote the $k$-vector subspace of $A$ consisting of all primitive elements of $A$. What conditions can we ...
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Is a bialgebra with all group-like elements invertible a Hopf algebra?

We know that in a Hopf algebra all group-like elements are invertible. Is the converse also true? Here is the precise formulation of my question : Let $B$ be a bialgebra and $GLE$ = { $g \in B ~|~ g ...
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Connected graded involutive bialgebras (Hopf algebras) sought (for Dynkin idempotent checking)

Again, there is a general and a concrete question: Concrete question. Let $H$ be a connected graded bialgebra over a commutative ring $k$ with unity (where graded means $\mathbb N$-graded). Then, it ...
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Hopf algebras examples

Following Richard Borcherds' questions 34110 and 61315, I'm looking for interesting examples of Hopf algebras for an introductory Hopf algebras graduate course. Some of the examples I know are ...
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Is $A$ coflat over $A//B$?

Let $A$ be a Hopf algebra over a field $k$. Let $B$ be a normal subHopf algebra of $A$. Is $A$ coflat over $A//B$? An explanation would be greatly appreciated. (A novice to Hopf algebras, I am ...
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Lagrange's theorem for Hopf algebras

Under what conditions is a Hopf algebra free over any of its sub-Hopf algebras? I am reading "Hopf algebras and their actions on rings" by Susan Montgomery, specifically chapter 3. Lagrange's theorem ...
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Do stunted exponential series give projections of a cocommutative bialgebra on its coradical filtration?

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $0$. Let $H$ be a cocommutative connected filtered bialgebra over $k$. ("Connected" means that the counit, restricted to the $0$-th part of the filtration, is an ...
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Does there exist a canonical “degree” filtration on quantum groups?

For any lie algebra $\mathfrak g$, there is a natural filtration on $U(\mathfrak g)$ by "degree": the filtered piece $U^{\leq n}(\mathfrak g)$ is just the image in $U(\mathfrak g)$ of ...
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Finite connected groups over a perfect field of characteristic p

In 14.4 of "Introduction to Affine Group Schemes" it is proved (!) that if $A$ represents a finite connected group scheme over a perfect field $k$ of characteristic $p$ then $A$ has the form $k[X_{1}, ...
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Linear functional kills all primitives of a connected filtered coalgebra => it lies in m^2?

Let $C$ be a connected filtered coalgebra over a field $k$. Maybe $k$ has characteristic $0$ (though I don't know where this can be of use). Let $1$ denote the unique element of $C_0$ mapping to $1\in ...
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Quantum Braid Group

Recently I learned the definition of the quantum permutation group $A_s(n)$, which starts from the fundamental representation by permutation matrices and exchanges the entries by noncommuting ...
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There is nonzero primitive element in finite dimensional pointed hopf algebra over C???

I'm huge confused! There is nonzero primitive element in finite dimensional pointed hopf algebra over complex field??? I find in several articles,it is said that a is primitive,so a=0. I will ...
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Dimension of a Hopf algebra == sum of squares of its simple modules? [closed]

when I read an article,I find it seems there is a conclusion like the followings. $H$ is an Hopf algebra(or an abstract group). Then $dimH=\sum_{V:simple ~module ~of ~H}(dimV)^2$. who can tell me ...
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dimension of induced comodule

Let $\pi : G \to H$ be epimorphism of Hopf superalgebras, where $G$ be an quantum super group of function on $GL(m|n)$, $H$ be an quantum group of function on $GL(m) \otimes GL(n)$; $W$ an finite ...
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References For Important Hopf Algebras

Where can I find references that discuss important classes of Infinite Hopf Algebras. By important classes, I mean heavily used in research and of relevance to Hopf Algebraist(s),Physicists, ...
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Hopf Algebras and Quantum Groups

I have studied graduate abstract algebra and would like to learn about Hopf algebras and quantum groups. What book or books would you recommend? Are there other subjects that I should learn first ...
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Coideals of Hopf algebra coming from right (left) coideals K->K^+

If $H$ is a Hopf algebra over a field and $K$ is a right or left coideal of $H$ then $K^+=K\cap\ker\epsilon$ is a coideal of $H$. Does this hold when $k$ is a commutative ring? If not, what is a ...
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Coderivations of S(V) correspond to linear maps S(V) -> V. Only over characteristic 0?

Definition. Let $k$ be a commutative ring. Let $V$ be a $k$-module. We turn the symmetric algebra $\mathrm{S}\left(V\right)$ of $V$ into a graded Hopf algebra by defining the comultiplication $\Delta ...
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2-cocycle twists of braided Hopf algebras

2-cocycle twists of Hopf algebras Let $H$ be a Hopf algebra over a field $k$. Then a (left, unital) 2-cocycle on $H$ is a map $$ f: H \otimes H \to k$$ such that $$ f(x_{(1)},y_{(1)})f(x_{(2)} ...
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Yetter--Drinfeld Modules and Braidings

Let $H$ be a Hopf algebra, $M$ a right $H$-comodule for a coaction $\Delta_R$, and $\triangleleft$ a right $H$-action on $M$ such that $M$ is a Yetter--Drindfeld module. We know from general theory ...
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What are the primitives of Lusztig's twisted bialgebra $\mathbf{f}$?

I'm trying to understand the coproduct on Lusztig's $\mathbf{f}$ and, apart from the Chevalley generators, I don't know of any more primitive elements. In the $q=1$ case, the Weyl group acts as a Hopf ...
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pointed Hopf algebra

Is that true that any pointed Hopf algebra is quantum group? Thanks!
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Geometric interpretation of integrals of coordinate rings

If $X$ is an affine scheme over the field $k$ than algebraic invariants of the coordinate ring $k[X]$ usually have a geometric interpretation in terms of $X$ (and vice versa). As an example, the ...
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Distributions on product spaces

I hope this is suitable to MO. Question. Let $X$ and $Y$ be two open sets in $\mathbb R^n$ and $\mathbb R^m$, respectively. In what sense can we consider $\mathcal{D}^{\prime} \left(X\times Y\right)$ ...
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Complement to the Kernel of a Hopf Algebra Map

Given two Hopf algebras $A,B$ over a field $k$, and a Hopf algebra map $\pi:A \to B$, are there any general tricks for finding a complement to the kernel of $\pi$. That is, how can one find a subspace ...
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Image of the Coproduct of a Hopf Algebra

Let $H$ ba a Hopf algebra with coaction $\Delta: H \to H \otimes H$. Denote the action of $\Delta$ by $\Delta (h) = h_{(1)} \otimes h_{(2)}$. I was wondering if every element of $H$ can arise as a ...
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Given an algebra, can it be realized as a block of a Hopf algebra?

During a classification problem I came across a set of algebras given as the path algebra of a quiver with relations. As an example the local ones: $k\langle x,y\rangle/x^2,y^2, xy-qyx$, where $q\in ...
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Compatibility of adjoint action with comultiplication in a Hopf algebra

I'm not especially well-versed in Hopf algebra theory, so apologies in advance if the following question has a very easy answer. Given a Hopf algebra $H$, let $\Delta$ denote the comultiplication, ...
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When are representation rings special lambda-rings? (variations of an old question)

Status: Questions 2 and 4 answered in the negative. Questions 1 and 3 ARE STILL UNANSWERED, despite previous claims. On the third page of Wolfang K. Seiler's paper "lambda-rings and Adams ...
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a question about finite dimensional representation of a Hopf algebra

Let $H$ be a Hopf algebra over a field $k$ and $V$ a finite dimensional left $H$-module. Then $End_{k}(V)$ is a right $H$-module via $(f\cdot h)(v)=S(h_{1})f(h_{2}\cdot v)$. We set ...
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Annulator of Tensor Power in a Quantum Group

There is a little question haunted me for few days. I will be grateful to anyone who can give me any clue how to solve it. Let $V$ be a nontrivial module of $\mathrm{U}_q(\mathfrak{g})$ (the ...
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a simple problems about Yetter-Drinfeld-Module

I will be appreciated if anyone can give me some clue for the following simple question, Let $H$,$A$ are both hopf algebras,$\pi :A \rightarrow H$,$\quad f:H\hookrightarrow A$ are both hopf morphism ...
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Shuffle Hopf algebra: how to prove its properties in a slick way?

Let $k$ be a commutative ring with $1$, and let $V$ be a $k$-module. Let $TV$ be the $k$-module $\bigoplus\limits_{n\in\mathbb N}V^{\otimes n}$, where all tensor products are over $k$. We define a ...
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Associated graded of filtered module-algebra over a Hopf algebra

I ran across the following statement in a paper, and it seems fishy to me: Lemma: If $A$ is any Hopf algebra, and if $U$ is an $\mathbb{N}_0$-filtered $A$-module algebra, then $U$ and $\mathrm{gr} ...
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Pure submodules

Is the dual of a pure module also pure? Suppose $H$ is a Hopf algebra over a field $K$ and $S$ is a ring which has a right $H$-action. If ${}_HA$ is a pure left $H$-submodule, will $S\otimes_H A$ be ...
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Is there an interpretation of the “anticommutative” symmetric monoidal structure on $\mathbb{Z}$-graded abelian groups in terms of $\mathbb{G}_m$ actions?

The category of $\mathbb{Z}$-graded abelian groups is equivalent to the category of comodules over the commutative Hopf algebra (over $\mathbb{Z}$) $A=\mathbb{Z}[t,t^{-1}]$, with comultiplication ...
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What happens geometrically when you take associated-graded (or complete, …) of a group ring at its augmentation ideal?

I am interested in the following functor from Monoids (in $\text{Set}$) to Graded Lie Algebras (over a fixed field of characteristic $0$). (By "graded" I mean only that my Lie algebras have some ...
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Dual of a Basis for a Hopf Algebra Conatined in all Dually Paired Hopf Algebras

For an infinite dimensional Hopf algebra $H$, a non-degenerate dually pairing Hopf algebra $H'$, and a choice of basis $e_i$ of $H$, is the dual basis $e^i$ (defined of course by $e^i(e_j) = ...
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Bicommutative Hopf algebras have internal hom objects. What are they?

Let $k$ be a field and $\mathcal H$ the category of conilpotent bicommutative Hopf algebras over $k$. (Conilpotent means that every element eventually becomes zero if you apply the reduced ...
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An explicit description of $\operatorname{gr}(k \cdot G)$ for the filtration induced by the augmentation ideal?

Let $A$ be any bialgebra (associative, unital, etc.) over a ring $k$. Then among other things it has a counit $\epsilon : A \to k$, and hence an augmentation ideal $I = \ker \epsilon$, which is a ...
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Is the homotopy of a primitively generated Hopf algebra still primitively generated?

Let $A=\oplus A_n$ be a primitively generated graded Hopf algebra, where each $A_n$ is a simplicial group. This allows us to define the homotopy group $\pi_*(A)$. Question: is the graded Hopf algebra ...
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Generators of the Odd Dimensional Quantum Spheres

As is well-known, the $(2N-1)$-quantum sphere $S^{2N-1}_q$ is defined to be the invariant subalgebra of $SU_q(N)$ under the coaction $\Delta_R = (id \otimes \pi) \circ \Delta$, where $\Delta$ is the ...
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Is a biideal of a Noetherian Hopf algebra automatically Hopf?

Let $H$ be a Hopf algebra over a field $k$, and $I$ be a biideal of $H$. I am looking for conditions that guarantee that $I$ is a Hopf ideal (that means $S\left(I\right)\subseteq I$). One condition ...