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A NOTE ON LIE IDEALS OF PRIME RINGS

Shuliang, Huang

  • Received : 2007.10.22
  • Published : 2010.07.31

Abstract

Let R be a 2-torsion free prime ring, U a nonzero Lie ideal of R such that $u^2\;{\in}\;U$ for all $u\;{\in}\;U$. In the present paper, it is proved that if d is a nonzero derivation and [[d(u), u], u] = 0 for all $u\;{\in}\;U$, then $U\;{\subseteq}\;Z(R)$. Moreover, suppose that $d_1$, $d_2$, $d_3$ are nonzero derivations of R such that $d_3(y)d_1(x)\;=\;d_2(x)d_3(y)$ for all x, $y\;{\in}\;U$, then $U\;{\subseteq}\;Z(R)$. Finally, some examples are given to demonstrate that the restrictions imposed on the hypothesis of the above results are not superfluous.

Keywords

prime ring;derivation;Lie ideal

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : Natural Science Research Foundation of Anhui Provincial Education Department