Letters in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 41–50

Some Quantum-like Hopf Algebras which Remain Noncommutative when q = 1

  • Suemi Rodríguez-Romo
  • Earl Taft


Starting with only three of the six relations defining the standard (Manin) GLq(2), we try to construct a quantum group. The antipode condition requires some new relations, but the process stops at a Hopf algebra with a Birkhoff–Witt basis of irreducible monomials. The quantum determinant is group-like but not central, even when q = 1. So, the two Hopf algebras constructed in this way are not isomorphic to the Manin GLq(2), all of whose group-like elements are central. Analogous constructions can be made starting with the Dipper–Donkin version of GLq(2), but these turn out to be included in the two classes of Hopf algebras described above.

Hopf algebras quantum groups 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Suemi Rodríguez-Romo
    • 1
  • Earl Taft
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Investigaciones TeóricasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus Cuautitlán, ApdoCuautitlán Izcalli, Edo. de MéxicoMéxico
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics, RutgersThe State University of New JerseyPiscatawayU.S.A.

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