### Locally Nilpotent Derivations and Their Quasi-Extensions

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 Title: Locally Nilpotent Derivations and Their Quasi-Extensions Authors: Chitayat, Michael Date: 2016 Abstract: In this thesis, we introduce the theory of locally nilpotent derivations and use it to compute certain ring invariants. We prove some results about quasi-extensions of derivations and use them to show that certain rings are non-rigid. Our main result states that if k is a field of characteristic zero, C is an affine k-domain and B = C[T,Y] / < T^nY - f(T) >, where n >= 2 and f(T) \in C[T] is such that delta^2(f(0)) != 0 for all nonzero locally nilpotent derivations delta of C, then ML(B) != k. This shows in particular that the ring B is not a polynomial ring over k. URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/35072http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5232 Collection Thèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -
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