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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 25 (2001), Issue 7, Pages 489-495
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/S016117120100504X

On weak center Galois extensions of rings

Mathematics Department, Bradley University, Peoria 61625, IL, USA

Received 27 April 2000

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Abstract

Let B be a ring with 1, C the center of B, G a finite automorphism group of B, and BG the set of elements in B fixed under each element in G. Then, the notion of a center Galois extension of BG with Galois group G (i.e., C is a Galois algebra over CG with Galois group G|CG) is generalized to a weak center Galois extension with group G, where B is called a weak center Galois extension with group G if BIi=Bei for some idempotent in C and Ii={cgi(c)|cC} for each gi1 in G. It is shown that B is a weak center Galois extension with group G if and only if for each gi1 in G there exists an idempotent ei in C and {bkeiBei;ckeiCei,k=1,2,...,m} such that k=1mbkeigi(ckei)=δ1,giei and gi restricted to C(1ei) is an identity, and a structure of a weak center Galois extension with group G is also given.