# Questions tagged [frobenius-algebras]

Frobenius algebras are finite-dimensional algebras together with a compatible inner product. Commutative Frobenius algebras have attracted recent interest because they're equivalent to 2D oriented TQFTs.

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### Frobenius law in a monoidal category

The Frobenius law for Frobenius algebras in a monoidal category states that $$(\mu\otimes1)\circ(1\otimes\delta)=\delta\circ\mu=(1\otimes\mu)\circ(\delta\otimes1),$$ but this only makes sense in a ...
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### Frobenius algebras associated to posets and coalgebra structures

Let $P$ be a finite poset that we assume for simplicity to be bounded (that is it has a global maximum M and minimum m). Let k be a field, then the classical incidence algebra $kP$ has $k$-vector ...
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### It there an algebra of the form $B_T$ with global dimension 3?

Let $A$ be the (symmetric Frobenius) algebra $A=K[x]/(x^3) \otimes_K K[x]/(x^3)$ over a field $K$, which is isomorphic to the group algebra of $C_3 \times C_3$, with $C_3$ cyclic of order 3, when $K$ ...
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### Are there examples of finite-dimensional complex non-semisimple non-commutative symmetric Frobenius algebras?

Are there any examples of finite-dimensional complex non-semisimple non-commutative symmetric Frobenius algebras? Or can one show that none exist? I went through this list of all complex associative ...
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### Is the unit in the definition of a symmetric Frobenius algebra necessary?

Consider a symmetric Frobenius algebra without unit, that is, a finite-dimensional complex associative algebra $\delta$ with a linear functional $\epsilon$, such that $\epsilon\circ \delta$ is a non-...
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### Why is a Topological Field Theory equivalent to a Frobenius algebra?

How can a physicist understand a 2-dimensional topological field theory as a Frobenius algebra? Are there some explicit examples in order to understand this relation? The definition (e.g. on ...
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### Smash Product of Frobenius Algebras

We have a smash product of Hopf algebras if one acts on other (namely making it module algebra, coalgebra and Hopf algebra) with a compatibility condition (Theorem 17). Now I ask the same question ...
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### When are Morita classes represented by certain structured algebra objects?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a monoidal category. There is a notion of Morita equivalence of algebra objects internal to $\mathcal{C}$. Does each Morita class have a symmetric Frobenius representative? A Hopf ...
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### Reference on the classification of (low rank) Gorenstein rings over $\mathbb{C}$

I am interested in the question of the classification of (low rank) Gorenstein rings over $\mathbb{C}$. The socle of a local algebra is the annihilator of its maximal ideal. A commutative local ring ...
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### Symmetric algebras of given dimension

Fix an algebraically closed field $F$. Are there only finitely many symmetric algebras with unit over $F$ of a given finite dimension (up to isomorphism)? By symmetric I mean a Frobenius algebra where ...
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### Are all separable algebras Frobenius algebras?

Let $\mathcal C$ be a [added later: semi-simple] tensor category, and let $A=(A,m:A\otimes A\to A,i:1\to A)$ be an algebra object in $\mathcal C$. The algebra is... Separable if there is an $A$-$A$-...
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### Structure of Lagrangian algebras in the center of a fusion category

(1) Let $\mathcal F$ be a spherical fusion tensor category. Then Müger showed that $R=\bigoplus_{H\in\mathrm{Irr}(\mathcal F)} H\boxtimes H^\mathrm{op}$ canonically has the structure of a Frobenius ...
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### Example for non equivalent rational full CFTs with same modular invariant (partition function)

I am looking for a counter example which shows, that a full rational 2D CFT (with respect to a given chiral subtheory) is not characterized by its modular invariant partition function. People tell me ...
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### Partial order on partitions and symmetric group algebra

Let $n$ be a natural number. Consider a set $\Lambda_n$ of partitions of $n$ into a sum of natural numbers, like $n = \lambda_1 + \cdots +\lambda_k$ (A set of small lambdas representing a partition is ...
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### Self-injective basic algebras

Do you know of any self-injective basic algebra $A$ over a field $k$ such that its enveloping algebra $A^{\mathrm{op}}\otimes_k A$ is not self-injective? The algebra $A$ cannot be finite-dimensional, ...
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### Does every Frobenius algebra in a monoidal *-category give a Q-system?

Suppose that C is a fusion C*-cateogry and that A is an irreducible Frobenius algebra object in C, is there always a Frobenius algebra A' isomorphic to A such that A' is a Longo Q-system (that is the ...
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### Why did people originally like Frobenius algebras?

These days, lots of people are excited by Frobenius algebras because commutative Frobenius algebras are the same thing as 2D topological quantum field theories. ...but this seems like teaching an old ...
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### Cohomology rings and 2D TQFTs

There is a "folk theorem" (alternatively, a fun and easy exercise) which asserts that a 2D TQFT is the same as a commutative Frobenius algebra. Now, to every compact oriented manifold $X$ we can ...
Let R be a commutative ring, and $A$ an $R$-algebra (possibly non-commutative). Then $A$ is separable if it is finitely generated (f.g.) projective as an $(A \otimes_R A^{\mathrm{op}})$-algebra. ...