Title | Algebra II [electronic resource] : Noncommutative Rings Identities / edited by A. I. Kostrikin, I. R. Shafarevich |
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Imprint | Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1991 |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-72899-0 |

Descript | VII, 234p. 10 illus. online resource |

SUMMARY

The algebra of square matrices of size n ̃ 2 over the field of complex numbers is, evidently, the best-known example of a non-commutative algeยญ 1 bra โ{128}ข Subalgebras and subrings of this algebra (for example, the ring of n x n matrices with integral entries) arise naturally in many areas of mathematยญ ics. Historically however, the study of matrix algebras was preceded by the discovery of quatemions which, introduced in 1843 by Hamilton, found apยญ plications in the classical mechanics of the past century. Later it turned out that quaternion analysis had important applications in field theory. The alยญ gebra of quaternions has become one of the classical mathematical objects; it is used, for instance, in algebra, geometry and topology. We will briefly focus on other examples of non-commutative rings and algebras which arise naturally in mathematics and in mathematical physics. The exterior algebra (or Grassmann algebra) is widely used in differential geometry - for example, in geometric theory of integration. Clifford algebras, which include exterior algebras as a special case, have applications in repยญ resentation theory and in algebraic topology. The Weyl algebra (Le. algebra of differential operators withยท polynomial coefficients) often appears in the representation theory of Lie algebras. In recent years modules over the Weyl algebra and sheaves of such modules became the foundation of the so-called microlocal analysis. The theory of operator algebras (Le

CONTENT

I. Noncommutative Rings -- II. Identities -- Author Index

Mathematics
Group theory
Mathematics
Group Theory and Generalizations