Valued Custom Skew Fields with Generalised PBW Property from Power Series Construction

  • Lars HellströmEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 179)


This chapter describes a construction of associative algebras that, despite starting from a commutation relation that the user may customize quite extensively, still manages to produce algebras with a number of useful properties: they have a Poincaré–Birkhoff–Witt type basis, they are equipped with a norm (actually an ultranorm) that is trivial to compute for basis elements, they are topologically complete, and they satisfy their given commutation relation. In addition, parameters can be chosen so that the algebras will in fact turn out to be skew fields and the norms become valuations. The construction is basically that of a power series algebra with given commutation relation, stated to be effective enough that the other properties can be derived. What is worked out in detail here is the case of algebras with two generators, but only the analysis of the commutation relation is specific for that case.


Diamond Lemma Commutation relation Skew field construction Ultranorm Valuation Irrational weighting of variables 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Applied Mathematics, School of Education, Culture and CommunicationMälardalen UniversityVästeråsSweden

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