International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 15 (1992), Issue 1, Pages 205-206
Remarks on derivations on semiprime rings
1Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Education, Umm Al-Qura University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Mathematics, Brock University, Ontario, St. Catharines, Canada
Received 31 December 1990; Revised 10 May 1991
Copyright © 1992 Mohamad Nagy Daif and Howard E. Bell. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
We prove that a semiprime ring must be commutative if it admits a derivation such that (i) for all , in , or (ii) for all , in . In the event that is prime, (i) or (ii) need only be assumed for all , in some nonzero ideal of .