A new proof of the Amitsur-Levitski identity

Shmuel Rosset*

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We give a simple proof of the Amitsur-Levitzki identity by analysing the powers of matrices with "differential 1-forms" as entries. Using the fact that 2-forms are central the identity is seen to follow from the Cayley-Hamilton theorem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-188
Number of pages2
JournalIsrael Journal of Mathematics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1976


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