Let D be a division algebra with center F. Consider the group CK 1(D) = D*/F*D′ where D* is the group of invertible elements of D and D′ is its commutator subgroup. In this note we shall show that, assuming a division algebra D is a product of cyclic algebras, the group CK1(D) is trivial if and only if D is an ordinary quaternion algebra over a real Pythagorean field F. We also characterize the cyclic central simple algebras with trivial CK1 and show that CK 1 is not trivial for division algebras of index 4. Using valuation theory, the group CK1(D) is computed for some valued division algebras.
- Division algebras
- Reduced K-theory