Matrix algebras with degenerate traces and trace identities

Daniela La Mattina, Antonio Ioppolo, Plamen Koshlukov

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Abstract

In this paper we study matrix algebras with a degenerate trace in the framework of the theory of polynomial identities. The first part is devoted to the study of the algebra Dn of n×n diagonal matrices. We prove that, in case of a degenerate trace, all its trace identities follow by the commutativity law and by pure trace identities. Moreover we relate the trace identities of Dn+1 endowed with a degenerate trace, to those of Dn with the corresponding trace. This allows us to determine the generators of the trace T-ideal of D3. In the second part we study commutative subalgebras of Mk(F), denoted by Ck of the type F+J that can be endowed with the so-called strange traces: tr(a+j)=αa+βj, for any a+j∈Ck, α, β∈F. Here J is the radical of Ck. In case β=0 such a trace is degenerate, and we study the trace identities satisfied by the algebra Ck, for every k≥2. Moreover we prove that these algebras generate the so-called minimal varieties of polynomial growth. In the last part of the paper, devoted to the study of varieties of polynomial growth, we completely classify the subvarieties of the varieties of algebras of almost polynomial growth introduced in ([7]).
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)36-63
Numero di pagine28
RivistaJournal of Algebra
Volume592
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2022

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