Graduate & Undergraduate Student Seminar (GAUSS)

Jeremy Edison
"Real Division Algebras Aren't All That Complex"

Abstract: In this talk we will state and sketch a proof of the Frobenius Theorem, which provides a classification of all of the finite dimensional real division algebras, and the list is shorter than you might expect! Along the way we'll define what exactly a real division algebra is, and we'll also encounter some famous results, including the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra and the Cayley-Hamilton Theorem.  The talk will be self contained, so anyone with a basic knowledge of linear algebra (vector spaces and linear transformations) should be able to follow along.

Event Date: 
September 13, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
75 SH
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