### Abstract

Let A be a prime ring of characteristic not 2, with center Z A and with involution. Let S be the set of symmetric elements of A. Suppose that f : S → A is an additive map such that [f (x), f (y)] = [x, y] for all x, y ∈ S. Then unless A is an order in a 4-dimensional central simple algebra, there exists an additive map μ : S → Z (A) such that f (x) = x + μ (x) for all x ∈ S or f (x) = - x + μ (x) for all x ∈ S.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 14-23 |

Number of pages | 10 |

Journal | Linear Algebra and Its Applications |

Volume | 432 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2010 Jan 1 |

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### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Algebra and Number Theory
- Numerical Analysis
- Geometry and Topology
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics