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Differentiably simple alternative algebras. (English. Russian original) Zbl 1283.17023
Algebra Logic 49, No. 5, 456-469 (2010); translation from Algebra Logika 49, No. 5, 670-689 (2010).
From the text: Differentiably simple algebras have been studied in several works (see, e.g., [E. C. Posner, Proc. Am. Math. Soc. 11, 337–343 (1960; Zbl 0103.26802)], [L. R. Harper jun., Trans. Am. Math. Soc. 100, 63–72 (1961; Zbl 0099.02203)]). Posner proved that every differentiably simple associative ring of characteristic 0 is prime, and it is simple if a minimal ideal is at hand. Differentiably simple associative commutative rings of characteristic \(p>0\) were described in [S. Yuan, Duke Math. J. 31, 623–630 (1964; Zbl 0145.27701)] under the assumption that the Jacobson radical is nilpotent. In [R. E. Block, Ann. Math. (2) 90, 433–459 (1969; Zbl 0216.07303)], differentiably simple rings in arbitrary characteristic with minimal ideals were classified in terms of simple rings.
In the present paper the author proves that a differentiably simple alternative nonassociative algebra \(A\) over a field of characteristic 0 is a prime algebra quadratic over its center \(Z(A)\) and is a finitely generated projective \(Z(A)\)-module.
Moreover, he shows that over a field of characteristic \(p > 0\), \(A\) appears as a tensor product of the center \(Z(A)\) and some Cayley-Dixon algebra over an extension of a base field. In this case, \(Z(A)\) is a differentiably simple (with respect to some family of derivations) associative commutative algebra.

17D05 Alternative rings
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[2] L. R. Harper, Jun., ”On differentiably simple algebras,” Trans. Am. Math. Soc., 100, No. 1, 63–72 (1961). · Zbl 0099.02203 · doi:10.1090/S0002-9947-1961-0130250-3
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