UM Math Graduate Students Seminar

Kyle Evans
University of Miami

will present

Division Algebras

Friday, February 24, 2012, 4:00pm
Ungar Building Room 402


Abstract:We will prove that in order for a real vector space to be a division algebra, that is, to admit a bilinear product operation without zero divisors, its dimension must be a power of two. The proof will use the Stiefel-Whitney class.


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