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division algebra

[də′vizh·ən ‚al·jə·brə]
(mathematics)
A hypercomplex system that is also a skew field.
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The seven chapters in the volume are dedicated to nonlinear elliptic equations, division algebras, exceptional lie groups, and calibrations, Jordan algebras and the Cartan isoparametric cubics, solutions from trialities and isoparametric forms, cubic minimal cones, and singular solutions in calibrated geometrics.
As is well-known, the crux of the classical Brauer group theory of a field lies in the classification of central division algebras over the field [17].
On the other hand, we feel that the theory of division algebras in monoidal categories should be of independent interest and it merits a separate consideration.
It is known that there exist topological division algebras which are not topologically isomorphic to C (see, for example, [42], pp.
Among the topics are the functoriality of Rieffel's generalized fixed-point algebras for proper actions, division algebras and supersymmetry, Riemann-Roch and index formulae in twisted K-theory, noncommutative Yang-Mills theory for quantum Heisenberg manifolds, distances between matrix algebras that converge to coadjoint orbits, and geometric and topological structures related to M-branes.
The primary result of this paper is a construction of noncrossed product division algebras whose centers are rational function fields k(t) and Laurent series fields k((t)) over number fields k.
In the early days, all division algebras were constructed as crossed products, starting with Hamilton's real quaternions in 1843.
This time it was decided to expand the scope by including some further topics related to interpolation, such as inequalities, invariant theory, symmetric spaces, operator algebras, multilinear algebra and division algebras, operator monotonicity and convexity, functional spaces and applications and connections of these topics to nonlinear partial differential equations, geometry, mathematical physics, and economics.
Finally, the article by Erik Darpo presents interesting new aspects and results pertaining to the problem of classification of finite-dimensional real division algebras with deep connections to geometry and invariants.
1) one can obtain estimates for the u-invariants of division algebras with involution over a [C.
Next, we consider the case of the Witt group of a quaternion division algebra endowed with its canonical involution.

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