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Motivation for the Preprojective Algebra

Let $Q=(Q_0,Q_1)$ be a quiver and $k$ a field. We construct a new quiver $\bar{Q}$ in the following way. Let the vertices of $\bar{Q}$ be the same as the vertices of $Q$, and let the arrows of ...
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Weyl algebras $A_n(k)$ as tensor product of the first Weyl algebra

In afew threads I've read that the Weyl algebra $A_{n+1}(k)$ is isomorphic to the $k$-tensor product of $A_n(k)$ with $A_1(k)$, why is this true?
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Poincaré Duality of a quasi-free algebra

I'm completely stumped on this one (yet I feel it is obviously true or obviously false) If $A$ is a quasi-free algebra, then must it satisfy Poincaré duality? All i need to find is a protective ...
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For Finite Dual when is $(A \otimes A)^o = A^o \otimes A^0$?

Let $A$ be any $k$-algebra. The finite dual or restricted dual of $A$ is $$ A^o = \{f \in A^* ~ | ~ f(I)= 0, \text{ for some ideal } I \subseteq A, \text{ such that } \text{dim}_k(A/I) < \infty\}. ...
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Explicit calculation of module of derivations on noncommutative polynomial ring

Let $R$ be a commutative unital associative ring and set $R<x,y>$ to be the $R$-algebra of non-commuting polynomials in two variables over $R$. Explicitly how would one go about computing ...
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Endomorphism Ring of Indecomposable MCM Modules

Let $R = k[[x, y]]/(f)$, where $k$ is algebraically closed of characteristic zero. I'm particularly interested in studying the endomorphism ring of indecomposable MCM (maximal Cohen-Macaulay) modules ...
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Jacobi-Zariski exact sequence question

Denote by $HC(A,M)$ the Hochschild homological complex of an algebra $A$ with coefficients in an $A$-bimodule $M$, and let $B\rightarrow A$ be an $R$-flat extension of $R$-algebras, for some $CRing$ ...
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Explicit description of a quaternion algebra with a prescribed set of ramified places

Let $k$ be an algebraic number field. I understand that given a finite set of non-complex places $S\subset V(k)$ of even cardinality, there exists a unique quaternion algebra $Q$ over $k$ such that ...
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A mysterious Heisenberg algebra identity from Sylvester, 1867

I am trying to understand two papers by James Joseph Sylvester: P92: "Note on the properties of the test operators which occur in the calculus of invariants, their derivatives, analogues, and laws of ...
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Hochschild homology of quiver algebras

Let $K$ be a field and $\Gamma$ a quiver (=multidigraph) and $K[\Gamma]$ its quiver algebra (free $K$-module on the set of all paths of length $\geq0$ where multiplication is concatenation if ...
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Hochschild homology of upper triangular matrix algebra?

Let $K$ be a field and $A$ the associative unital $K$-algebra of all $n\times n$ upper triangular matrices with entries in $K$. What is $\dim_K$ of its hochschild homology $HH_k(A;A)$? Is there any ...
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Explicit isomorphism for quaternion algebras over $\mathbb{Q}$?

It is known that the isomorphism class of a quaternion algebra $A=\binom{a,b}{K}$ over a number field $K$ is determined by the finite set of places $v$ of $K$ where $A\otimes_K K_v$ is a division ...
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Integral elements of quaternion algebras with predescribed properties

In the course of doing some calculations I have found myself wanting to answer the following question: Let $D/\mathbb{Q}$ be a quaternion algebra ramified at a prime $p$ and at $\infty$ and let ...
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Why is “naive” definition of non-commutative spectrum bad?

It is well-known that the category of affine schemes is equivalent to the opposit category of commutative unital rings. So naively, one would think that the same should hold in non-commutative ...
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Is the universal enveloping algebra of the free Poisson algebra generated by finite set (left)-noetherian?

Let $P$ be the free Poisson algebra over $k$ (a field) generated by a finite set $x_1,\dots,x_n$. Let's consider the universal enveloping algebra $P^e$ of the free Poisson algebra $P$. A Poisson ...
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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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Discriminants of Clifford algebras

I have a Clifford algebra defined over a field of characteristic not equal to 2. Is there a formula for its discriminant in terms of the corresponding symmetric bilinear form (or in terms of its ...
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Computing noncommutative geometries

I find myself needing to construct some noncommutative geometries. I want to take various (algeba-) geometric objects and look at their noncommutative analogs. Is there a constructive way to do this? ...
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Strongly Noetherian property. When is the tensor $A\otimes_{k}B$ Noetherian for Noetherian rings $A$ and $B$?

Let $k$ be a field. It is well-known that $A\otimes_{k}B$ is not necessarily Noetherian even if $k$-algebras $A$ and $B$ are Noetherian. For example $\mathbb{R}\otimes_{\mathbb{Q}}\mathbb{R}$. When ...
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Problem with Smoothness and quasi-freeness

Let A be a unital associative algebra over a field k. Then A is smooth if and only if X:=Spec(A) is smooth. That is $\Omega_{X|Spec(k)}$ is locally-free. The later module is isomorphic to ...
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Computing the Abelianization of an Automorphism Group

Setup: We are working in a Henselian local ring $(R, \mathfrak m, k)$ that way may assume is Cohen-Macaulay, admits a canonical module and is of finite type (so is an isolated singularity). Let ...
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When is the dual module isomorphic to conjugate module of a *-algebra

Let $A$ be a $\ast$-algebra, and let ${\cal M}$ be a module over $A$. As usual, we denote the dual module of $M$ by $M^*$. Moreover, we denote the conjugate module of $M$ by $\overline{M}$, where as ...
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Projectives in the category of discrete G-modules

If $G$ is a profinite group, then the category $Mod(G)$ of discrete $G$-modules has sufficiently many injectives (Neukirch, Schmidt, Wingberg: Cohomology of Number Fields, 2.6.5). Since the cited ...
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Variety of factorizations of differential operator

Take differential operator as polynomial of letter $d$ with coefficients in some function field, where $d$ act by derivation in this function field. Call it a differential field. For simplicity let ...
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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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Chinese Remainder Theorem

On a non-commutative ring we have this generalization of CRT. I wonder if there is a statement involving only left or right ideals. do you know any?
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Algebra of endomorphisms of f.g. modules as subquotients of matrix algebras

Let $A$ be a $C$-algebra, where $C$ is a commutative ring with $1$, and $M$ be a finitely generated left $A$-module. Question: Is it true that we can always find a positive integer $n$, a ...
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noncommutative polynomials equality

Suppose $x$, $y$, $z$ are three variables satisfying $yz=zy$, $zx=xz$, $xy=yzx$. Could anyone give me two (non-commutative) polynomials $f$ and $g$ in the above three variables such that the ...
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$Aut(\mathbb{Z}G)=?$ for $G=\mathbb{Z}^2\rtimes_n\mathbb{Z}$

I am interested in the automorphism group of the group ring $\mathbb{Z}G$ for some noncommutative group $G$ of the form $\mathbb{Z}^2\rtimes_n\mathbb{Z}$, say ...
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Is “being a full ring of quotients” a Morita invariant property?

Definition and context: An (associative, unital, not necessarily commutative) ring $R$ is called classical if every regular element of $R$ is a unit. Equivalently, $R$ is its own classical ring of ...
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Geometry of numbers for three by three matrices?

While trying to use Minkowski's theorem to calculate the (left) class number of a noncommutative ring, I ran into the following problem: What is the volume of the largest symmetric convex subset ...
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Units in a group algebra

Let k be a field and let G be a finite group. I would like to know if there is any nice description of the group of units in the group algebra kG. (If there is no nice answer in this generality, ...
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$\mathbb{Z}G$ (left) Noetherian$\Rightarrow$ $l^1(G)$ is a flat $\mathbb{Z}G$-(right) module?

Let $G$ be a countable discrete group (not necessarily abelian), and suppose the group ring $\mathbb{Z}G$ is a left-Noetherian ring, for example, when $G$ is a polycyclic-by finite group. Denote the ...
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$\mathrm{rk}_R M$ vs $\mathrm{rk}_S M$ - how nice need $R,S$ be?

Let $R\hookrightarrow S$ be Noetherian (noncommutative) rings without zero divisors with $\mathrm{rk}_{R} S < \infty$ (e.g. $S=R*G$ the crossed product of $R$ with a finite group $G$). Let $M$ be a ...
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Nullstellensatz for quaternionic plane curves?

By a quaternionic plane curve I mean the zero locus of a noncommutative polynomial in two variables, $x$ and $y$ say, over ${\Bbb H}$, Hamilton's quaternions. It is evidently well-known that, after ...
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For $G=\mathbb{Z}^2\rtimes \mathbb{Z}$, $Spec(\mathbb{Z}G)$=?

Let $G$ be the group $\mathbb{Z}^2\rtimes_{\sigma} \mathbb{Z}=\langle y,z\rangle\rtimes_{\sigma}\langle x\rangle$, where $\sigma(x)=\begin{pmatrix}a, b\\c,d\end{pmatrix}\in SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$, which ...
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The norm of a polynomial f in a skew polynomial ring must be in the center

This is proved in Prop 1.7.1 in Jacobson's book ``Finite dimensional division algebras over fields". But I am not clear why the norm n(f), defined as the norm of the matrix representation of f by ...
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Injectivity criterion for surjective coalgebra maps: does it hold in full generality?

Let $k$ be a commutative ring. Let $C$ be a filtered $k$-coalgebra. This means a $k$-coalgebra equipped with an increasing $k$-module filtration $C^0 \subseteq C^1 \subseteq C^2 \subseteq ...$ ...
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How big can a commutative subalgebra of Weyl algebra be?

Consider the smallest Weyl algebra $A_1=\{q,p; qp-pq=1\}$. It is known that there exist pairs of commuting elements, say $L$ and $M$, that obey various polynomial relations, e.g. elliptic curves. I ...
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Dimension of commutative subalgebras of a central simple algebra

let $k$ be a field, and let $A$ be a central simple $k$-algebra over $k$. What is the maximal dimension of a commutative $k$-subalgebra of $A$? If $A=M_r(D)$, where $D$ is a central division ...
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Proof a Weyl Algebra isn't isomorphic to a matrix ring over a division ring

Can anyone prove that a Weyl Algebra is not isomorphic to a matrix ring over a division ring?
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Conjugate linear maps between $*$-algebra modules

Let $A$ be a $*$-algebra, $E,$ and $F$ two $A$-modules, and a map $f:E \to F$ such that $$ f(ae) = a^*f(e), ~~~~~~~ a \in A. $$ This seems to me to be the natural generalisation of a conjugate linear ...
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Structure theorem for finite dimensional $C^*$-algebras and their representations

I would like a source for some Artin-Wedderburn type facts about these algebras which seem to have easy proofs, and are probably written somewhere. Let $\mathcal{A} \subset M_n(\mathbb{C})$ be an ...
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Gerstenhaber bracket out of $L_\infty$ algebras

Given a Lie algebra g, with $Ug$ being its universal enveloping algebra, one can construct a cochain complex $d: Ug^n \rightarrow Ug^{n+1}$, and a Gerstenhaber bracket on $\oplus_n Ug^n$ so that ...
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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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Normal regular sequence in noncommutative algebras

Does anyone know anything about the normal regular sequences in the quantum plane? Here are the definitions: Normal regular sequence: Let $R$ be a ring (not necessarily commutative). A sequence ...
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strong nilpotent elements

An element x in a noncommutative ring R is strongly nilpotent if any chain $x_1=x, x_2, ... $, with $x_{n+1}\in x_n R x_n$ terminates at zero. It becomes clear why this is a good definition once one ...
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Non-simple and non-unital rings with trivial centres

Let $R$ be an associative and non-unital ring. (Suppose that $R$ is $s$-unital, i.e. for each $x\in R$ there is $u,v\in R$ such that $ux=xv=x$.) It is not difficult to show that if $R$ is a simple ...
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Applications of Govorov-Lazard Theorem?

I asked this question on SE a long time ago, but never received an answer: The Govorov-Lazard Theorem states that a (left) module over an unital ring is flat iff it is a direct limit of finitely ...
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Central Element in Sklyanin Algebras?

I'm interested in Sklyanin Algebras or Artin-Shelter regular algebras of type A. These are generated in degree 1 by three variables x,y,z, and have three defining relations in degree 2, which you can ...