Involve: A Journal of Mathematics

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  • Volume 10, Number 1 (2017), 43-50.

A generalization of the matrix transpose map and its relationship to the twist of the polynomial ring by an automorphism

Andrew McGinnis and Michaela Vancliff

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A generalization of the notion of symmetric matrix was introduced by Cassidy and Vancliff in 2010 and used by them in a construction that produces quadratic regular algebras of finite global dimension that are generalizations of graded Clifford algebras. In this article, we further their ideas by introducing a generalization of the matrix transpose map and use it to generalize the notion of skew-symmetric matrix. With these definitions, an analogue of the result that every n × n matrix is a sum of a symmetric matrix and a skew-symmetric matrix holds. We also prove an analogue of the result that the transpose map is an antiautomorphism of the algebra of n × n matrices, and show that the antiautomorphism property of our generalized transpose map is related to the notion of twisting the polynomial ring on n variables by an automorphism.

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Involve, Volume 10, Number 1 (2017), 43-50.

Received: 27 May 2015
Revised: 5 September 2015
Accepted: 7 September 2015
First available in Project Euclid: 22 November 2017

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Primary: 15A15: Determinants, permanents, other special matrix functions [See also 19B10, 19B14] 15B57: Hermitian, skew-Hermitian, and related matrices 16S50: Endomorphism rings; matrix rings [See also 15-XX] 16S36: Ordinary and skew polynomial rings and semigroup rings [See also 20M25]

transpose automorphism symmetric skew-symmetric polynomial ring twist


McGinnis, Andrew; Vancliff, Michaela. A generalization of the matrix transpose map and its relationship to the twist of the polynomial ring by an automorphism. Involve 10 (2017), no. 1, 43--50. doi:10.2140/involve.2017.10.43.

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