Cover: Supports in Semi-Simple Rings.

Supports in Semi-Simple Rings.

Published 1962

by Howard A. Osborn

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A generalization of a known property of vector fields on differentiable manifolds. It is known that any derivation (over the real numbers of a certain structure of a real differentiable manifold) is automatically a vector field. In particular, any derivation contracts support. This memorandum attempts to show that the same phenomenon occurs in the maximal ideal space of any semi-simple commutative ring with unit

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