On Octonionic Polynomials by pengxiang

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									Adv. appl. Clifford alg. Online First
c 2006 Birkh¨user Verlag Basel/Switzerland
              a                                            Advances in
DOI 10.1007/s00006-003-0000                                Applied Clifford Algebras




On Octonionic Polynomials
   e       o
Rog´rio Serˆdio

     Abstract. We discuss the generalization of results on quaternionic polynomi-
     als to the octonionic polynomials. In contrast to the quaternions the octo-
     nionic multiplication is non-associative. This fact although introducing some
     difficulties nevertheless leads to some new results. For instance, the monic and
     non-monic polynomials do not have, in general, the same set of zeros.
           Concerning the zeros, it is shown that in the monic and non-monic cases
     they are not the same, in general, but they belong to the same set of conjugacy
     classes.
           Despite these difficulties created by the non-associativity, we obtain
     equivalent results to the quaternionic case with respect to the number of
     zeros and the procedure to compute them.
     Mathematics Subject Classification (2000). 11R52, 20G20.
     Keywords. Division Algebra, polynomials, zeros of polynomials, octonions.




   e        o
Rog´rio Serˆdio
                        a
Departamento de Matem´tica
Universidade da Beira Interior
            a
6200 Covilh˜, PORTUGAL
e-mail: rserodio@mat.ubi.pt

Received: December 2004
Accepted: November 13, 2006

								
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