Biproducts and Two-cocycle Twists of Hopf Algebras

  • David E. Radford
  • Hans Jürgen Schneider
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Let H be a Hopf algebra with bijective antipode over a field k and suppose that R#H is a bi-product. Then R is a bialgebra in the Yetter-Drinfel’d category \( _H^H \mathcal{Y}D \). We describe the bialgebras (R#H) op and (R#H) o explicitly as bi-products \( R^{\underline {op} } \# H^{op} \) and \( R^{\underline o } \# H^o \) respectively where \( R^{\underline {op} } \) is a bialgebra in \( _{H^{op} }^{H^{op} } \mathcal{Y}D \) and \( R^{\underline o } \) is a bialgebra in \( _{H^o }^{H^o } \mathcal{Y}D \). We use our results to describe two-cocycle twist bialgebra structures on the tensor product of bi-products.


Linear Form Hopf Algebra Left Ideal Monoidal Category Primitive Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David E. Radford
    • 1
  • Hans Jürgen Schneider
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer ScienceUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Mathematisches InstitutLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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