On derivations and commutativity in prime rings. (English) Zbl 0822.16033

Let \(R\) be a prime ring, \(U\) be a right ideal of \(R\), and \(d\) be a nonzero derivation of \(R\). It is shown that each of the following three conditions (i) \([d(x),d(y)] = d([y,x])\) for all \(x,y\in R\), (ii) \([d(x),d(y)] = d([x,y])\) for all \(x,y\in R\), (iii) \(\text{char\,}R\neq 2\) and \(d([x,y]) = 0\) for all \(x,y\in R\), implies that either \(R\) is commutative or \(d^ 2(U) = d(U)^ 2 = \{0\}\).


16W25 Derivations, actions of Lie algebras
16N60 Prime and semiprime associative rings
16U70 Center, normalizer (invariant elements) (associative rings and algebras)
16U80 Generalizations of commutativity (associative rings and algebras)
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