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Division rings and $ V$-domains

Author: Richard Resco
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 99 (1987), 427-431
MSC: Primary 16A39; Secondary 16A33, 16A52
MathSciNet review: 875375
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Abstract: Let $ D$ be a division ring with center $ k$ and let $ k\left( x \right)$ denote the field of rational functions over $ k$. A square matrix $ \tau \in {M_n}\left( D \right)$ is said to be totally transcendental over $ k$ if the evaluation map $ \varepsilon :\,k\left[ x \right] \to {M_n}\left( D \right),\varepsilon \left( f \right) = f\left( \tau \right)$, can be extended to $ k\left( x \right)$. In this note it is shown that the tensor product $ D{ \otimes _k}k\left( x \right)$ is a $ V$-domain which has, up to isomorphism, a unique simple module iff any two totally transcendental matrices of the same order over $ D$ are similar. The result applies to the class of existentially closed division algebras and gives a partial solution to a problem posed by Cozzens and Faith.

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Keywords: Division algebras, $ V$-rings
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