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# Value functions and associated graded rings for semisimple algebras

Transactions of The American Mathematical Society - TRANS AMER MATH SOC 01/2009; 362(02):687-726. DOI: 10.1090/S0002-9947-09-04681-9

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**ABSTRACT:**Suppose $F$ is a field with a nontrivial valuation $v$ and valuation ring $O_{v}$, $E$ is a finite field extension and $w$ is a quasi-valuation on $E$ extending $v$. We study the topology induced by $w$. We prove that the quasi-valuation ring determines the topology, independent of the choice of its quasi-valuation. Moreover, we prove the weak approximation theorem for quasi-valuations.01/2013; - [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]

**ABSTRACT:**Suppose $F$ is a field with valuation $v$ and valuation ring $O_{v}$, $E$ is a finite field extension and $w$ is a quasi-valuation on $E$ extending $v$. We study quasi-valuations on $E$ that extend $v$; in particular, their corresponding rings and their prime spectrums. We prove that these ring extensions satisfy INC (incomparability), LO (lying over), and GD (going down) over $O_{v}$; in particular, they have the same Krull Dimension. We also prove that every such quasi-valuation is dominated by some valuation extending $v$. Under the assumption that the value monoid of the quasi-valuation is a group we prove that these ring extensions satisfy GU (going up) over $O_{v}$, and a bound on the size of the prime spectrum is given. In addition, a 1:1 correspondence is obtained between exponential quasi-valuations and integrally closed quasi-valuation rings. Given $R$, an algebra over $O_{v}$, we construct a quasi-valuation on $R$; we also construct a quasi-valuation on $R \otimes_{O_{v}} F$ which helps us prove our main Theorem. The main Theorem states that if $R \subseteq E$ satisfies $R \cap F=O_{v}$ and $E$ is the field of fractions of $R$, then $R$ and $v$ induce a quasi-valuation $w$ on $E$ such that $R=O_{w}$ and $w$ extends $v$; thus $R$ satisfies the properties of a quasi-valuation ring.Journal of Algebra. 09/2012; 372. - [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]

**ABSTRACT:**For a simple graded algebra A=M_n(E) over a graded division algebra E, a short exact sequence relating the reduced Whitehead group of the homogeneous part of A to that of E is established. In particular it is shown that the homogeneous SK1 is not in general Morita invariant.10/2011;

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