# Lie ring

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

A ring $A$ that satisfies the conditions

$$a^2=0$$

and

$$(ab)c+(bc)a+(ca)b=0$$

(the Jacobi identity), where $a,b,c$ are any elements of $A$. The first of these conditions implies that $A$ is anti-commutative:

$$ba=-ab.$$

The Lie rings form a variety of rings, in general non-associative. It contains, however, all rings with zero multiplication.

See also Non-associative rings and algebras.

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Lie ring.

*Encyclopedia of Mathematics.*URL: http://encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Lie_ring&oldid=32508

This article was adapted from an original article by O.A. Ivanova (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article