Results in Mathematics

, Volume 33, Issue 3–4, pp 364–373 | Cite as

On Strong Isotopy of Dickson Semifields and Geometric Implications

Research article


Similarity of certain abelian collineation groups of a translation plane corresponds to strong isotopy of multiplication variations of a commutative semifield. Strong isotopy of Dickson semifields and their multiplication variations is characterized. The splitting of the isotopy class of a Dickson semifield over different types of basic fields (e. g. absolutely algebraic fields, number fields) into classes of strong isotopy is investigated. **

1991 Mathematics Subject Classification

17A35 51J99 17A36 51A40 


commutative division algebra Dickson semifield strong isotopism affine incidence group 


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© Birkh/:auser Verlag, Basel 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB)Berlin

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