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Are morphisms of finite length modules determined by the behaviour of the simple modules?

Assume we have a noncommuative ring $R$ with exactly 2 non-isomorphic simple left modules $S_1$ and $S_2$ (up to isomorphism) and an $R$-bimodule $M$, which switches the simples, i.e. $M\otimes_R ...
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Algebra - Decomposition of a matrix polynomial

Dear All, This is related with a problem that I'm trying to solve on my PhD dissertation in econometrics, and I thought that some mathmatician can know the answer. What is known about a possible ...
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Invertible matrices over noncommutative rings

Let $A\in M_m(R)$ be an invertible square matrix over a noncommutative ring $R$. Is the transpose matrix $A^t$ also invertible? If it isn't, are there any easy counterexamples? The question popped up ...
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What is the current status of the Kaplansky zero-divisor conjecture for group rings?

Let $K$ be a field and $G$ a group. The so called zero-divisor conjecture for group rings asserts that the group ring $K[G]$ is a domain if and only if $G$ is a torsion-free group. A couple of good ...
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Binomial Expansion for non-commutative setting

What could be a reference about binomial expansions for non-commutative elements? Specifically, where can I find a closed formula for the expansion of $(A+B)^n$ where $[A,B]=C$ and $[C,A]=[C,B]=0$? ...
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Expressing a element of a Matrix subgroup in terms of subgroup generators

I'm no (computational) algebraist, and my searches have been pretty unyielding (probably due to the vast amounts written on the key words), but perhaps someone may know if this is possible, and if so, ...
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G = [G,G] with two generators

Is it true that groups $\langle a,b \mid a^n b^k=b^ka^{n+1}, b^la^s=a^sb^{l+1}\rangle$ are non-trivial for almost all (in any sense:))) $n,k,l,s\in\mathbb N$?
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The Jacobson radical of an infinite dimensional algebra

Does any one know the Jacobson radical of the path algebra of the following quiver? $$\bullet \leftrightarrows \bullet$$ How many simplerepresentations of it are there? Is there any software that ...
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Gröbner/SAGBI bases for non-commutative setting

It is well known that SAGBI/Gröbner bases are important for commutative and non-commutative algebra. The references for commutative scenery is ample and vast, but I am in trouble to find a good ...
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Central division and quaternion algebras

I would like to know if there are some central-simple algebras $D_1$, $D_2$ and $D_3$ over a field $k$ satisfying the following properties : $ind(D_1)=exp(D_1)=4$ ($ind$ is the Schur index and $exp$ ...
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A Question on Koszul duality and $B(\infty)$ structures on $HH^*$

The following theorem is known from a paper "Duality in Gerstenhaber Algebras" by Felix, Menichi, Thomas. Given a simply connected space X of finite type. There is an equivalence of Gerstenhaber ...
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Local Rings problem

$\newcommand{\End}{\operatorname{End}}$ let $R$ be a local ring, $\varphi\in \End(R_{R}^{2})$, $\overline{\varphi}\in \End(\overline{R}_{\overline{R}}^{2})$, $\overline{R} =R/J(R)$ , $J(R)$= ...
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An example where finitistic dimension does not equal right global dimension?

The (right) big finitistic dimension of a ring is Findim$(R) =$ sup{proj.dim(M) | $M$ a right $R$-module of finite projective dimension}. The (right) little finitistic dimension findim$(R)$ is the sup ...
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Simple Ore extensions

Let $R[x;\sigma,\delta]$ be an Ore extension, where $R$ is an associative and unital ring and $\sigma : R\to R$ is a (not necessarily injective!) ring endomorphism. (In the literature it is often ...
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A potential resolution of $R/r$

The DGA For $k$ some field, let $R$ be a $k$-algebra, and let $r\in R$. Define a differential graded algebra $\mathbf{R}_r$ as follows. As a graded algebra, it is isomorphic to $R\langle t\rangle$, ...
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Tensor power- Notation question

Hi everyone I have a notational question, which is written usually in papers, but I can not figure it out what could be. Let $M$ be an $A$-module. I have seen this notation $$M^{\otimes -n}$$ I ...
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Simplest examples of rings that are not isomorphic to their opposites

What are the simplest examples of rings that are not isomorphic to their opposite rings? Is there a science to constructing them? The only simple example known to me: In Jacobson's Basic Algebra ...
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Model Theoretic Localization

This is a re-post on a previous question I asked. My first question was too vague to warrant detailed responses. Really, I have two specific questions to ask. 1) Let $\sigma = (A; \{0,1\}; +, ...
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Are there any finitely generated artinian modules that are not Noetherian?

It is well known that for rings, Artinian implies Noetherian (the famous Hopkins–Levitzki theorem) and it is also well known that there are Artinian modules which are not Noetherian. A simple example ...
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Torsion in tensor products over noncommutative rings

I know that the problem of torsion in tensor products, even of torsion free modules, is a very delicate thing. Unfortunately i don't have a deeper insight into this subject, so i don't know how things ...
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The sum of a nilpotent left ideal and a nil left ideal

In class, we recently saw that the sum of 2 two-sided nil ideals is a nil ideal. We were asked to show that the sum of a niplotent left ideal and a nil left ideal is a nil left ideal. I am having ...
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Ore Extensions and the Construction of the Quantum General Linear Group

In the usual (fomal) construction of the quantum general linear group $GL_q(N)$, an Ore extension is used. See for example Kassel. Why is this necessary? Surely one can just augment the set of ...
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unitary reduction of $q$-normal matrices

The unitary reduction of normal matrices is a well-known fact: if $A\in M_n(\mathbb C)$ commutes with its Hermitian adjoint $A^*$, then there exists a unitary $U\in\mathbb U_n$ and a diagonal matrix ...
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What makes a theorem *a* “nullstellensatz.”

I know what the (Hilbert) Nullstellensatz says. A MathSciNet search on "nullstellensatz" turns up nearly 200 papers, with only a minority offering either new proofs or new applications of the classic ...
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Jacobson radical = intersection of all maximal two-sided ideals

I'm embarassed to ask this question, but the literature on noncommutative rings seems to give this a berth as if it was absolutely trivial and not worth discussing, and I can't prove it, so all I can ...
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Generalized Courant-Fischer theorem

Consider some quaternionic matrix $A$. A right eigvenvalue of $A$ is a quaternion $q$ such that $Ax=xq$ for some $x\in \mathbb{H}^n$. Similarly, a left eigenvalue of $A$ is quaternion $q$ such that ...
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on existence of matrices X, Y s.t. XAY is diagonal over non-commutative ring

Given $A\in Mat_{n\times n}(R)$ where $R$ is a non-commutative associative ring are there exist any (non-zero) matrices $X, Y\in Mat_{n\times n}(R)$ such that $XAY=diag(a_1, \ldots , a_n)$ for some ...
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Unit ideal in non-commutative rings [closed]

In a non-commutative ring (with identity), is it possible for an element which does not possess left or right inverses to generate the entire ring? i.e. $(r)=R$, where (r) is the two-sided ideal ...
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Finite Homological Dimension of R/P for all P for module finite non-commutative rings

I have a reasonably precise question which I hope is clear enough to get a nice answer. Let R be a Noetherian non-commutative ring which is finite as a module (and flat/free if it helps) over it's ...
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Why does the Grothendieck group $K_0(R)$ of a ring not depend on our choice of using left modules instead of right modules?

I am under the impression that in the definition of the Grothendieck group $K_0(R)$ of a (non-commutative) ring it doesn't matter whether we apply the usual $K_0$ construction to the exact category of ...
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Compute Lie algebra cohomology

Is there a computer algebra system that is able to compute the Lie algebra cohomology in a given representation? What if the Lie algebra is finite dimensional? In my case I would like to be able to ...
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How to work with co-multiplication?

Let $C$ be a coalgebra and $\Delta: C \to C\otimes C$ a co-multiplication map. Then, due the co-associative property we can consider $\Delta^m$. But how is defined $\Delta^{m}: C \to C^{\otimes m}$??? ...
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Identifying a sequence of polynomials

Studying a specific quantum cluster algebra, I have come across the following sequence of polynomials : $$X_1$$ $$q^{-1/2}(X_1X_2-1)$$ $$q^{-1/2}(X_1X_2X_3-X_3-X_1)$$ ...
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Does there exist any massive proper $C^*$-subalgebra?

Definition 1: Suppose $B$ is a $C^* $-algebra. $A$ is massive $C^* $-subalgebra of $B$ iff 1. $A$ is a subalgebra of $B$; 2. for each irreducible representation $\pi$ of $B$ representation $\pi|_A$ is ...
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Pulling out factors in a Noetherian Domain

Let $R$ be a Noetherian domain (not-necessarily commutative), and let $S$ be a Noetherian subring of $R$. An element $r\in R$ is left $S$-irreducible if, for any $s\in S$ and $r' \in R$ with $sr'=r$, ...
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Set of invertible operators in B(H) is connected. Is it true? Is there a reference?

Suppose $H$ is a Hilbert space, $B(H)$ is the algebra of bounded linear operators on it, $K(H)$ is ideal of compact operators in $B(H)$, $Inv(B(H)/K(H))$ is the topological group of invertible ...
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Morphisms of a simple sheaf over an algebra to its double dual

Given a smooth and projective surface $S$ over an algebraically closed field $k$ and a sheaf of Azumaya algebras $R$, i.e. $R$ is a locally free $O_S$-module of finite rank. Let $M$ be a coherent and ...
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Length of a module over different rings

Given a regular local ring $(R,m)$ and a finitely generated $R$-algebra $S$, which is free as an $R$-module. Let $M$ be a left $S$-module of finite length, $\ell_S(M)=r<\infty$. Under what ...
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Idempotents in Rings of Differential Operators

Differential Operators on General Commutative Rings Let k be an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero, and let R be a commutative k-algebra. Then a (Grothendieck) differential operator ...
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Simultaneously orthogonally transform two SPD matrices to tridiagonal form?

Supposing you have two SPD matrices $A,B\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ are there any known results on the existence or non-existence of a unitary matrix $Q$ such that $Q^\top A Q=T_A$ and $Q^\top B Q=T_B$ ...
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Q-Divisor and Determinant Map on a Maximal Order

Given a smooth projective surface $X$, let $A$ be a sheaf of maximal orders in a division ring. Let us for simplicity assume $A$ ramifies in one curve $C$ with ramification index $e$. Let $A^*$ be the ...
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Uniqueness of maximal subfields

Let D be a division ring with center Z. Let R and K be two maximal subfields of D, both purely inseparable of exponent one ( means the p power of each of them in Z). Why are R and K isomorphic? Or a ...
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Mathematical software for computing in integral group rings of discrete groups?

I'm doing computations in the integral group ring of a discrete group, in particular the discrete Heisenberg group. In this case elements are integral combinations of monomials $x^k y^m z^n$, where ...
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How canonical is the triangular decomposition of a rational Cherednik algebra?

Introduction: Let $V$ be a finite-dimensional $\mathbb{C}$-vector space, let $G \leq \mathrm{GL}(V)$ be a finite subgroup and let $\kappa:V \times V \rightarrow \mathbb{C}G$ be an alternating bilinear ...
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Global dimensions of orders over non-Gorenstein centers

This question concerns the following Lemma 4.2 in this paper by Van den Bergh: Lemma: Let $R$ be local, normal Gorenstein ring of dimension $d$. Suppose $M$ is a reflexive $R$ module such that ...
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Semiprime (but not prime) ring whose center is a domain

The center of a prime ring is a domain and the center of a semiprime ring is reduced. Now I have no evidence to believe that if the center of a semiprime ring R is a domain, then R has to be a ...
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Maximal ideal that annihilates entire ring

Does there exist a ring R with a nonzero maximal ideal M such that R^2=R and MR = RM = 0? Here R is associative but does not have an identity (obviously). It seems a simple enough question but I'm ...
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Left and right eigenvalues

A quaternionic matrix $A$ gives rise to a function $\mathbb{H}^n \to \mathbb{H}^n$ given by $x \mapsto A \cdot x$. This is real linear, but not complex- or quaternionic-linear (in general) if we ...
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How would you solve this tantalizing Halmos problem?

1-ab invertible => 1-ba invertible has a slick power series "proof" as below, where Halmos asks for an explanation of why this tantalizing derivation succeeds. Do you know one? Geometric series. In ...
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What is the precise relationship between groupoid language and noncommutative algebra language?

I have sitting in front of me two 2-categories. On the left, I have the 2-category GPOID, whose: objects are groupoids; 1-morphisms are (left-principal?) bibundles; 2-morphisms are bibundle ...