Journal or Book Title
International Journal of Algebra and Computation
We give a simple characterization for a nonassociative algebra, having characteristic ≠ 2, to be commutative. Namely, is commutative if and only if it is flexible with a commuting set of generators. A counterexample shows that characteristic ≠2 is necessary. Both the characterization and the counterexample were discovered using the computer algebra system in .
World Scientific Publishing
Hentzel, Irvin R. and Jacobs, David Pokrass, "A condition guaranteeing commutativity" (1992). Mathematics Publications. 138.