# Anti-isomorphism of rings

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2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: *Primary:* 16-XX [MSN][ZBL]

*skew-isomorphism*

A mapping $\phi$ of a ring $A$ into a ring $B$ that is an isomorphism of the additive group of $A$ onto the additive group of $B$ and for which $(ab)\phi=b\phi\cdot a\phi$ ($a,b\in A$).

The opposite ring $R^{\mathrm{op}}$ to a ring $R$ is anti-isomorphic to $R$.

An *anti-automorphism* is an anti-isomorphism of a ring to itself: for example, the conjugation $a + bi + cj + dk \mapsto a -bi -cj -dk$ of the quaternion algebra.

#### References

- Igor R. Shafarevich, tr. M. Reid,
*Basic Notions of Algebra*, Springer (2006) ISBN 3-540-26474-4. p.67

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