Alternators of a right alternative algebra

Author:
Irvin Roy Hentzel

Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. **242** (1978), 141-156

MSC:
Primary 17A30

MathSciNet review:
496800

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Abstract: We show that in any right alternative algebra, the additive span of the alternators is nearly an ideal. We give an easy test to use to determine if a given set of additional identities will imply that the span of the alternators is an ideal. We apply our technique to the class of right alternative algebras satisfying the condition . We show that any semiprime algebra over a field of characteristic , which satisfies the right alternative law and the above identity with is a subdirect sum of (associative and commutative) integral domains.

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DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1978-0496800-5

Keywords:
Right alternative,
alternator ideal

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American Mathematical Society