Some new classes of division algebras and potential applications to space-time block coding
Steele, Andrew (2014) Some new classes of division algebras and potential applications to space-time block coding. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
In this thesis we study some new classes of nonassociative division algebras. First we introduce a generalisation of both associative cyclic algebras and of Waterhouse's nonassociative quaternions. An important aspect of these algebras is the simplicity of their construction, which is a modification of the classical definition of associative cyclic algebras. By taking the parameter used in the classical definition from a larger field, we lose the property of associativity but gain many new examples of division algebras. This idea is also applied to obtain a generalisation of the first Tits construction.
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