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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2003, Issue 26, Pages 1627-1632

On Hopf DeMeyer-Kanzaki Galois extensions

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

Received 15 October 2002

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Let H be a finite-dimensional Hopf algebra over a field k, B a left H-module algebra, and H the dual Hopf algebra of H. For an H-Azumaya Galois extension B with center C, it is shown that B is an H-DeMeyer-Kanzaki Galois extension if and only if C is a maximal commutative separable subalgebra of the smash product B#H. Moreover, the characterization of a commutative Galois algebra as given by S. Ikehata (1981) is generalized.