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Wang counterexamples lead
to noncrossed products

Author: Eric S. Brussel
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 125 (1997), 2199-2206
MSC (1991): Primary 16S35; Secondary 11R37
MathSciNet review: 1371116
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Abstract: Two famous counterexamples in algebra and number theory are Wang's counterexample to Grunwald's Theorem and Amitsur's noncrossed product division algebra. In this paper we use Wang's counterexample to construct a noncrossed product division algebra.

In the 30's, Grunwald's Theorem was used in the proof of a major result of class field theory, that all division algebras over number fields are (cyclic) crossed products. It is ironic that now Grunwald-Wang's Theorem is the decisive factor in a noncrossed product construction.

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Eric S. Brussel
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02143

Received by editor(s): April 12, 1995
Received by editor(s) in revised form: December 1, 1995
Additional Notes: The author’s research was supported in part by an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and by NSF Grant DMS-9100148
Communicated by: Ken Goodearl
Article copyright: © Copyright 1997 American Mathematical Society