# Questions tagged [noncommutative-algebra]

Non-commutative rings and algebras, non-associative algebras. Can be used in combination with ra.rings-and-algebras

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### Cohn localization examples

I'm working on my master's thesis, part of which involves an exposition on Cohn localization. (nlab discussion) In Free ideal rings and localization in general rings, Sec 7.4, Cohn gives a ...
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### What is the correct name for a “product function” on a monoid?

Let $W$ be a monoid. A function $f\colon W\rightarrow W$ is a "product function" if $f(w)$ is a product of constants in $W$ and positive integer powers of $w$. It could also be called a "non-...
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### Rings $R$ such that every [regular] square matrix with entries in $R$ is equivalent to an upper triangular matrix

Let $\text{M}_n(R)$ be the ring of $n$-by-$n$ matrices with entries in a commutative unital ring $R$. Theorem III in C.R. Yohe, Triangular and Diagonal Forms for Matrices over Commutative ...
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### Existence of nontrivial transfinite divisibility in $R$-modules

Let $R$ be a unital, possibly noncommutative ring and $s \in R$. For a right $R$-module $M$, define $Ms = \{ms \mid m \in M\}$; this is an additive subgroup of $M$, which is a module over the ...
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### Categories of modules generated under coproducts by a small set?

Question 1: For which rings $R$ does there exist a small set $S \subseteq Mod_R$ such that every module $M \in Mod_R$ is a direct sum of modules in $S$? Equivalenty, for which rings $R$ does there ...
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### Rings whose finitely-generated modules are co-hopfian

Let $A$ be a unital, possibly noncommutative ring. Dischinger showed  that the following are equivalent: For every $a \in A$, there exists $n \in \mathbb N$ such that $a^n A = a^{n+1} A$; For ...
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### A graded version of the Koethe conjecture

The most straightforward graded version of the Koethe conjecture would seem to say that the result of summing of two graded-nil ideals produces a graded-nil ideal. Here, graded-nil means having all ...
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### Dimension of center of $k[G]/\mathrm{rad}k[G]$ when characteristic of $k$ divides the order of $G$

Let $G$ be a finite group and consider $k[G]$ where $k$ is a field. In the scenario where $\mathrm{char}(k)$ divides $|G|$, how can one show that the dimension of $Z(k[G]/\operatorname{rad}k[G])$ is ...
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### Criteria for a map of rings to induce an equivalence on K-theory?

Algebraic $K$-theory is Morita invariant, but surely it does not detect Morita equivalence. What are some examples of rings (or ring spectra) $R$ and $S$ that are not Morita equivalent, but ...
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### Hochschild homology of acyclic complex

Let $A$ be a differential graded algebra over a commutative ring $R$. Suppose that $H_*(A)=0$, i.e. $A$ is acyclic. Question: Does this imply that the Hochschild homology $HH_*(A)$ also vanishes ...
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### Classification of finitely generated modules over non-commutative rings

Let $\Lambda$ be a commutative integral ring with an automorphism $\sigma$ (I have in mind $\mathbb Z_p[[t]]$ and $\sigma(t) = (1+t)^\alpha - 1$ with $\alpha \in \Lambda^\times$) and $R = \Lambda\{F\}$...
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### Universal bimodule for homotopy biderivations

Recall the commutative story: for a commutative algebra $A$, its module of differentials $\Omega (A)$ is characterized by the universal property that any derivation $\delta \colon A \to M$ is in a ...
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### Reason to apply the Koszul sign rule everywhere in graded contexts

The Koszul sign rule is a sign rule that arises from graded-commutative algebras. For instance, let $\bigwedge(x_1,\dots, x_n)$ be the free graded-commutative algebra generated by $n$ elements of ...
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### Left module which cannot be made into a bimodule?

Let $A$ be a noncommutative unital algebra, defined over $\mathbb{C}$ say. What is an example of a left $A$-module $M$ that does not admit a right $A$-module structure giving $M$ the structure of a ...
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### Dual of a projective module

Let $R$ be a noncommutative ring with unit, let $P$ be a projective left $R$-module, and denote $^{\vee}\!P := \,_R\mathrm{Hom}(P,R)$. One often sees it written that projectivity implies an ...
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### Non-singular rings which are Rickart

A ring $R$ is said to be a right Rickart ring if the right annihilator of any element in $R$ is of the form $eR$ for some idempotent $e \in R$. It turns out that a ring $R$ is right Rickart iff every ...
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### Derivations of universal enveloping algebra of Lie algebras

We know a lot about derivations of Lie algebra. However, for the universal enveloping algebra of Lie algebra, we have few references about it. My question: describing the derivations of enveloping ...