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Class of Baer *-rings Defined by a Relaxed Set of Axioms

Research paper by Lia Vas

Indexed on: 18 Feb '07Published on: 18 Feb '07Published in: Mathematics - Rings and Algebras



Abstract

We consider a class ${\mathcal C}$ of Baer *-rings (also treated in [S. K. Berberian, Baer *-rings, Die Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften 195, Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York, 1972.] and [L. Va\v{s}, Dimension and Torsion Theories for a Class of Baer *-Rings, Journal of Algebra 289 (2005) no. 2, 614--639]) defined by nine axioms, the last two of which are particularly strong. We prove that the ninth axiom follows from the first seven. This gives an affirmative answer to the question of S. K. Berberian if a Baer *-ring $R$ satisfies the first seven axioms, is the matrix ring $M_n(R)$ a Baer *-ring.