# Questions tagged [division-rings]

A division ring is a possibly noncommutative ring where every nonzero element has a two-sided multiplicative inverse.

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### Subfields of division rings of degree $2$ which are not invariant

Let $A$ be a noncommutative division ring, and let $B$ be a sub division ring (here, $B$ is allowed to be commutative) of degree $2$. Are there easy examples known for which $B$ is not globally fixed ...
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### Cross-ratio for projective lines over division rings

If one considers a projective line over a field $k$, then the cross-ratio $(w,x;y,z)$ is a well-known geometric tool. But what if $k$ is not commutative, that is, if $k$ is a division ring ? Is there ...
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### Dimension of division rings coming from indecomposable modules

Let $k$ be a field, $A$ a $k$-algebra and $X$ a finite dimensional indecomposable $A$-module. Then $\text{End}_A (X)$ is a local ring. Let $m$ be its maximal ideal. Can we say anything about the $k$-...
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### Full matrix ring over an infinite division ring with a finite maximal unital subring?

I'm wondering if there is an infinite division ring $D$ and a finite unital subring $R$ of the full matrix ring $M_n(D)$ ($n$ some positive integer) such that there are no rings properly between $R$ ...
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### Commutator length of the center $Z(D')$ of $D'$ in a division ring $D$

Let $D$ be a division ring, and $D^\times$ the multiplicative group of $D$. Denoted $D'$ (resp. $Z(D')$) by the derived subgroup of $D^\times$ (resp. the center of $D'$). Here, we consider $D'$ ...
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### Multiplicative groups of skew fields

Is every group isomorphic to a subgroup of the multiplicative group of some skew field?
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### Product of two involutions in $\mathrm{PSL}_2(D)$

Let $D$ be a division ring and $\mathrm{PSL}_2(D)$. Suppose that $\overline{A}\in\mathrm{PSL}_2(D)$ where $A\in \mathrm{SL}_2(D)$. If $\overline{A}$ is identity, then $\overline{A}$ can express two ...
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