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### Left- and right-sided principal ideals of quaternions have same index?

One fact about the Lipschitz integers (quaternions of the form $a + bi + cj + dk$ where $a, b, c, d$ are integers) is that the left-sided ideal generated by any element $Q$ has the same index in the ...
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### Making a multivariate polynomial monic in one of its variables

I apologise in advance for the general nature of this question. Suppose we have a non-commutative ring $R$ that is relatively well-behaved as non-commutative rings go (I was thinking of $R$ being the ...
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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 $Q$...
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### What are the fixed points of $\beta_j^{-n}[\alpha^n--\beta_j^{n-1}\mu_j-\beta_j^{n-2}\mu_j-…-\mu_j]$ for a fixed $j$ [closed]

Let us consider the polynomial ring $\Bbb C[x_1,...,x_s]$ and $\alpha(x_i)= \beta_i x_i + \mu_i$ where $\mu_i \in \Bbb C$ are not all zero. Then $\alpha \in \mathrm{Aut}(\Bbb C[x_1,...,x_s])$. ...
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### What are the fixed points of $\alpha^n-\mu_j$ for a fixed $j$?

Let us consider the polynomial ring $\Bbb C[x_1,...,x_s]$ and $\alpha(x_i)= x_i + \mu_i$ where $\mu_i \in \Bbb C$ are not all zero. Then $\alpha \in \mathrm{Aut}(\Bbb C[x_1,...,x_s])$. What are ...
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### How would you solve this tantalizing Halmos problem?

$1-ab$ invertible $\implies$ $1-ba$ 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? ...
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### How to make the Capelli's identity less mysterious?

The formulation of the Capelli's identity is very elementary; it has important applications in invariant theory and representation theory, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capelli%27s_identity To ...
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### Quaternion algebra in characteristic $p$

Given a prime number $p$, can you give me concrete examples of fields $\mathbf F$ of characteristic $p$ and quaternion algebras $\mathbb H(\mathbf F)$ over $\mathbf F$ such that $\mathbb H(\mathbf F)$ ...
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### Differentially closed fields

Let F be a field. Recall that an additive map $d: F\rightarrow F$ is said to be a derivation if $d(ab)=ad(b)+d(a)b$. Now let $F$ be a ring and let $d$ be a derivation of $F$. Examples I have in mind ...
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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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### Basic question about power series and complete group algebras

This is a pretty basic question, but I suspect it might be too exotic for math.stackexchange. Let $\mathbb{Z}_p$ be the $p$-adic integers. For free pro-$p$ group $F_r$ of rank $r$, we can consider ...
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### Center of $k$-algebra with two generators and sole defining relation $yx - xy = 1$ when $\text{char}\,k > 0$

Let $A(k)$ be a $k$-algebra with two generators, $x$, $y$, and one defining relation: $yx - xy = 1$. What is the center of the algebra $A(k)$ in the case $\text{char}\,k > 0$?