Composition and orthogonality of derivations with multilinear polynomials in prime rings

  • Balchand PrajapatiEmail author
  • Charu Gupta


Let R be a non commutative prime ring of characteristic different from 2 with Utumi quotient ring U and extended centroid C. Let d and \(\delta \) be two derivations of R and S be the set of evaluations of a multilinear polynomial \(f(x_1,\ldots ,x_n)\) over C which is not central valued. Let \(p,q\in R\). We prove the followings.
  1. (1)

    If \(pud\delta (u)+\delta d(u)uq=0\) for all \(u\in S\) and \(p+q\notin C\). Then either \(d=0\) or \(\delta =0\).

  2. (2)

    If \(pud(u)+d(u)uq=0\) for all \(u\in S\). Then either \(d=0\) or \(p=q\in C\), \(d(x)=[a,x]\) for some \(a\in U\) and \(f(x_1,\ldots ,x_n)^2\) is central valued.



Prime ring Derivation Orthogonal derivations Extended centroid Utumi quotient ring 

Mathematics Subject Classification

16W25 16N60 



The authors are highly thankful to the referee for his/her several useful suggestions. First author is partially supported by the research Grant DST-SERB EMR/2016/001550.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Liberal StudiesAmbedkar UniversityDelhiIndia

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