Completing Segre's proof of Wedderburn's little theorem

John Bamberg, T. Penttila

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    Abstract

    © 2015 London Mathematical Society. We use the Dandelin-Gallucci theorem to give a proof of Wedderburn's little theorem that every finite division ring is commutative, and the proof is geometric in the sense that the non-geometric concepts employed are of an elementary nature. As a consequence, we obtain a geometric proof that a finite Desarguesian projective space is Pappian.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)483-492
    JournalBulletin of the London Mathematical Society
    Volume47
    Issue number3
    Early online date25 Mar 2015
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

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