On actions of Drinfel'd doubles on finite dimensional algebras
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2018
Source: Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra
Author(s): Zachary Cline
Let q be an nth root of unity for and let be the Taft (Hopf) algebra of dimension . In 2001, Susan Montgomery and Hans-Jürgen Schneider classified all non-trivial -module algebra structures on an n-dimensional associative algebra A. They further showed that each such module structure extends uniquely to make A a module algebra over the Drinfel'd double of . We explore what it is about the Taft algebras that leads to this uniqueness, by examining actions of (the Drinfel'd double of) Hopf algebras H “close” to the Taft algebras on finite-dimensional algebras analogous to A above. Such Hopf algebras H include the Sweedler (Hopf) algebra of dimension 4, bosonizations of quantum linear spaces, and the Frobenius–Lusztig kernel .