An introduction to central simple algebras and their applications to wireless communication
 Responsibility
 Grégory Berhuy, Frédérique Oggier.
 Language
 English.
 Publication
 Providence, Rhode Island : American Mathematical Society, [2013]
 Copyright notice
 ©2013
 Physical description
 viii, 276 pages ; 27 cm.
 Series
 Mathematical surveys and monographs ; no. 191.
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Berhuy, Grégory.
 Contributor
 Oggier, Frédérique.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 271273) and index.
 Contents

 Introduction Central simple algebras Quaternion algebras Fundamental results on central simple algebras Splitting fields of central simple algebras The Brauer group of a field Crossed products Cyclic algebras Central simple algebras of degree 4 Central simple algebras with unitary involutions Tensor products A glimpse of number theory Complex ideal lattices Bibliography Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Central simple algebras arise naturally in many areas of mathematics. They are closely connected with ring theory, but are also important in representation theory, algebraic geometry and number theory. Recently, surprising applications of the theory of central simple algebras have arisen in the context of coding for wireless communication. The exposition in the book takes advantage of this serendipity, presenting an introduction to the theory of central simple algebras intertwined with its applications to coding theory. Many results or constructions from the standard theory are presented in classical form, but with a focus on explicit techniques and examples, often from coding theory. Topics covered include quaternion algebras, splitting fields, the SkolemNoether Theorem, the Brauer group, crossed products, cyclic algebras and algebras with a unitary involution. Code constructions give the opportunity for many examples and explicit computations. This book provides an introduction to the theory of central algebras accessible to graduate students, while also presenting topics in coding theory for wireless communication for a mathematical audience. It is also suitable for coding theorists interested in learning how division algebras may be useful for coding in wireless communication.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Division algebras.
 Skew fields.
 Space time codes.
 Field theory and polynomials > General field theory > Skew fields, division rings.
 Number theory > Finite fields and commutative rings (numbertheoretic aspects) > Algebraic coding theory; cryptography.
 Associative rings and algebras > Rings and algebras with additional structure > Rings with involution; Lie, Jordan and other nonassociative structures.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2013
 Title Variation
 Central simple algebras and their applications to wireless communication
 Series
 Mathematical surveys and monographs ; volume 191
 ISBN
 9780821849378 (alk. paper)
 0821849379 (alk. paper)