Israel Journal of Mathematics

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 321–345 | Cite as

Smash products and outer derivations

  • Jeffrey Bergen
  • S. Montgomery


LetR be a prime ring andL a Lie algebra acting onR as “Q-outer” derivations (if charR=p≠0, assume thatL is restricted). We study ideals and the center of the smash productR #U(L) (respectivelyR #u(L) ifL is restricted) and use these results to study the relationship betweenR and the ring of constantsR L . More generally, for any finite-dimensional Hopf algebraH acting onR such thatR #H satisfies the “ideal intersection property”, we useR #H to study the relationship betweenR and the invariant ringR H .


Hopf Algebra Left Ideal Prime Ring Polynomial Identity Smash Product 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Bergen
    • 1
  • S. Montgomery
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsDe Paul UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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