an:06597560
Zbl 1347.16039
Jung, Da Woon; Kim, Byung-Ok; Kim, Hong Kee; Lee, Yang; Nam, Sang Bok; Ryu, Sung Ju; Sung, Hyo Jin; Yun, Sang Jo
On quasi-commutative rings
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J. Korean Math. Soc. 53, No. 2, 475-488 (2016).
00353801
2016
j
16U80 16S36 16N40 16U70 16N80
quasi-commutative rings; polynomial rings; central elements; radicals
The authors define a ring \(R\) (associative with identity) to be \textit{quasi-commutative} if \(ab\) is in the center of \(R\) for all \(a\in C_{f(x)}\) and \(b\in C_{g(x)}\) whenever \(f(x)\) and \(g(x)\) are in the center of the polynomial ring \(R[x]\). Here \(C_{h(x)}\) denotes the set of all coefficients of the polynomial \(h(x)\). A word of caution; the terminology ``quasi-commutative'' for rings or for ring elements has already been used many times in many other places with different meanings.
Many examples of quasi-commutative rings are given; in particular also ones that are not commutative. It is shown that this notion is compatible with many ring contructions. For example, a ring \(R\) is quasi-commutative if and only if \(R[x]\) is quasi-commutative. If \(D_n(R)\) denotes the \(n\times n\) upper triangular matrix ring with the same element on the diagonal, then it is shown that \(R\) is commutative if and only if \(D_2(R)\) is commutative which in turn is equivalent to \(D_2(R)\) being quasi-commutative. But for \(n\geq 3\), \(D_n(R)\) is never quasi-commutative. It is also shown that the radicals of the polynomial ring over a quasi-commutative ring have the same behaviour as if over a commutative ring, i.e., for a quasi-commutative ring \(R\), the following ideals coincide: the Jacobson radical of \(R[x]\), the Wedderburn radical of \(R[x]\), the upper nil radical of \(R[x]\), the prime radical of \(R[x]\) and the ring of polynomials over the nilradical of \(R\) (set of all nilpotent elements of \(R\)).
Stefan Veldsman (Port Elizabeth)