# Curved Rota-Baxter systems.

AbstractRota-Baxter systems are modified by the inclusion of a curvature term. It is shown that, subject to specific properties of the curvature form, curved Rota-Baxter systems (A, R, S, [omega]) induce associative and (left) pre-Lie products on the algebra A. It is also shown that if both Rota-Baxter operators coincide with each other and the curvature is A-bilinear, then the (modified by R) Hochschild cohomology ring over A is a curved differential graded algebra.

1 Introduction

Rota-Baxter operators appeared in the work of Baxter [3] on differential operators on commutative Banach algebras, being particularly useful in relation to the Spitzer identity. The defining identity of a (weight zero) Rota-Baxter operator can be understood as encoding the integration by parts law in the way analogous to that in which the Leibniz rule characterizes differentiation. Rota and his school realized the usefulness of such operators in combinatorics in particular in the context of Warning's formula relating the power sum symmetric functions to elementary symmetric functions [14]. Aguiar connected Rota-Baxter operators with Yang-Baxter operators and, inspired by this connection, introduced infinitesimal bialgebras [1]. Furthermore, a relation of Rota-Baxter algebras to dendriform algebras of Loday [11, Section 5] was explored in [5], [2]. Through their employment in combinatorics on one hand and connection to the Yang-Baxter equation on the other, Rota-Baxter algebras found their way into mathematical physics, in particular the renormalisation of quantum field theories [6] and, most recently, integrable systems [15]. For a short and accessible review of Rota-Baxter algebras the reader is referred to [10].

In an attempt to develop and extend aforementioned connections between Rota-Baxter algebras, dendriform algebras and infinitesimal bialgebras the notion of a Rota-Baxter system was introduced in [4]. In particular it has been shown that to any Rota-Baxter system one can associate a dendriform algebra and, in fact, any dendriform algebra of a particular kind arises from a Rota-Baxter system. Consequently, Rota-Baxter systems yield pre-Lie and associative algebra structures. Furthermore, in parallel to the relation between the Rota-Baxter identity and the integration by parts law, an example of a Rota-Baxter system termed a twisted Rota-Baxter operator, has been shown to satisfy the integration by parts law of the Jackson q-integral.

In this note we modify the definition of a Rota-Baxter system by including a curvature term and then derive the conditions that the curvature has to satisfy in order to yield a pre-Lie, associative or curved differential graded algebra structures.

This note deals with the properties of an algebraic system consisting of an algebra and three maps, which satisfy properties listed in the following

Definition 1.1. A system (A, R, S, [omega]) consisting of an associative (but not necessarily unital) algebra A over a commutative ring K and K-linear maps R, S : A [right arrow] A, [omega] : A [cross product] A [right arrow] A is called a curved Rota-Baxter system if, for all a, b [member of] A,

R(a)R(b) = R(R(a)b + aS(b)) + [omega](a [cross product] b), (1)

S(a)S(b) = S(R(a)b + aS(b)) + [omega](a [cross product] b). (2)

The maps R and S are termed Rota-Baxter operators and [omega] is called a curvature.

Curved Rota-Baxter systems generalize Rota-Baxter operators and algebras at least in a threefold way. First, when the curvature vanishes, the triple (A, R, S) is a Rota-Baxter system and hence the choice of S to be R + [lambda]id with [lambda] [member of] K or R to be S + [lambda]id makes it into a Rota-Baxter algebra of weight [lambda]. On the other hand, a Rota-Baxter algebra of weight [lambda] is obtained from (A, R, S, [omega]) by setting R = S and [omega](a [cross product] b) = [lambda]R(ab), for all a, b [member of] A.

2 Curved Rota-Baxter systems and associative algebras

As explained in [4], a Rota-Baxter system (A, R, S) yields an associative product on A. This remains true for a curved Rota-Baxter system provided the curvature satisfies specific condition.

Proposition 2.1. Let (A, R, S, [omega]) be a curved Rota-Baxter system and define, for all a, b [member of] A,

a * b = R(a)b + aS(b). (3)

Then (A, *) is an associative algebra if and only if, for all a, b, c [member of] A,

a[omega](b [cross product] c) = [omega](a [cross product] b)c. (4)

In particular, if A has identity, then (A, *) is an associative algebra if and only if there exists a central element [kappa] [member of] A such that, for all a, b [member of] A,

[omega](a [cross product] b) = [kappa]ab. (5)

Proof. Note that, in terms of the product *, the curved Rota-Baxter conditions (1)-(2) can be equivalently written as

R(a)R(b) = R(a * b) + [omega](a [cross product] b), S(a)S(b) = S(a * b) + [omega](a [cross product] b).

Therefore,

(a * b) * c - a * (b * c) = R(a * b)c + (a * b)S(c) - R(a)(b * c) - aS(b * c) = R(a)R(b)c - [omega](a [cross product] b)c + R(a)bS(c) + aS(b)S(c) - R(a)R(b)c - R(a)bS(c) - aS(b)S(c) + a[omega](b [cross product] c) = a[omega](b [cross product] c) - [omega](a [cross product] b)c,

which yields the first assertion.

If [omega] is given by (5) (with central [kappa]), then it clearly satisfies condition (4). On the other hand, if A is unital, then (4) implies that, for all a, b [member of] A,

[omega](a [cross product] b) = [omega](1 [cross product] 1)ab,

so that the curvature is fully determined by [kappa] := [omega](1 [cross product] 1). Again by the repeated use of (4) one finds

a[kappa] = a[omega](1 [cross product] 1) = [omega](a [cross product] 1) = [omega](1 [cross product] a) = [omega](1 [cross product] 1)a = [kappa]a,

i.e. [kappa] is a central element and the stated form (5) of the curvature is thus obtained.

In a way similar to [4, Lemma 2.9], one can analyse the associativity of the product (3) from the perspective of weak pseudotwistors [12]. The latter notion needs to be modified by introducing of curvature.

Definition 2.2. Let A be an algebra with associative product [mu] : A [cross product] A [right arrow] A. A K-linear map T : A [cross product] A [right arrow] A [cross product] A is called a curved weak pseudotwistor if there exist K-linear maps T : A [cross product] A [cross product] A [right arrow] A [cross product] A [cross product] A and [omega] : A [cross product] A [right arrow] A, rendering commutative the following diagrams:

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The map T is called a weak companion of T and [omega] is called the curvature of T.

Lemma 2.3. Let T : A [cross product] A [right arrow] A [cross product] A be a curved weak pseudotwistor with companion T and curvature [omega]. Then [mu] [??] T is an associative product on A.

Proof. With the help of both diagrams in Definition 2.2 and associativity of [mu] one easily computes,

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as required. *

Lemma 2.4. Let (A, R, S, [omega]) be a curved Rota-Baxter system with the curvature that satisfies (4), and define, for all a, b, c [member of] A,

T(a [cross product] b) = R(a) [cross product] b + a [cross product] S(b),

and

T(a [cross product] b [cross product] c) = R(a) [cross product] R(b) [cross product] c + R(a) [cross product] b [cross product] S(c) + a [cross product] S(b) [cross product] S(c).

Then T is a curved weak pseudotwistor with the weak companion T and curvature [omega].

Proof. The commutativity of diagram (7) is equivalent to (4). To check the commutativity of the left square in diagram (6), let us take any a, b, c [member of] A and compute

T [??] (id [cross product] [mu] [??] T)(a [cross product] b [cross product] c) = T(a [cross product] R(b)c + a [cross product] bS(c)) = R(a) [cross product] (R(b)c + bS(c)) + a [cross product] S(R(b)c + bS(c)) = R(a) [cross product] R(b)c + R(a) [cross product] bS(c) + a [cross product] S(b)S(c) -a [cross product] [omega](b [cross product] c) = ((id [cross product] [mu]) [??] T - id [cross product] [omega])(a [cross product] b [cross product] c),

where the condition (2) has been used in the derivation of the third equality. The commutativity of the right square in diagram (6) is checked in a similar way.

It is clear that Proposition 2.1 can be understood as a consequence of Lemma 2.3 and Lemma 2.4.

3 Curved Rota-Baxter systems and curved differential graded algebras

A triple (A, d, [omega]) consisting of an N-graded algebra A = [[symmetry].sub.n [member of] N][A.sup.n], a degree-one graded derivation d of A, and [omega] [member of] [A.sup.2] such that, for all a [member of] A,

d [??] d(a) = [[omega], a], d([omega]) = 0,

where [-, - ] denotes the (graded) commutator, is called a curved differential graded algebra; see [9], [13].

Proposition 3.1. Let (A, R, S, [omega]) be a curved Rota-Baxter system with the curvature satisfying (4). For all n [member of] N, set

[[OMEGA].sup.n] (A)= [Hom.sub.k] ([A.sup.[cross product]n], A),

and view [OMEGA](A) = [[symmetry].sub.n [member of] N][[OMEGA].sup.n] (A) as a graded algebra via

(fg)([a.sub.1],...,[a.sub.m+n] ) = f ([a.sub.1],...,[a.sub.m])g([a.sub.m+1],...,[a.sub.m+n]),

for all f [member of] [[OMEGA].sup.m](A) and g [member of] [[OMEGA].sup.n](A). Define the map d : [[OMEGA].sup.n](A) [right arrow] [[OMEGA].sup.n+1](A) by

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for all f [member of] [[OMEGA].sup.n] (A), where * is the product defined by (3). Then:

(1) For all f [member of] [[OMEGA].sup.n] (A),

d [??] d( f) = [[omega], f].

(2) If S = R and [omega] is an A-bimodule map, then ([OMEGA](A), d, [omega]) is a curved differential graded algebra.

Proof. (1) Since the product * is associative the repeated application of d to f [member of] [[OMEGA].sup.n] (A) yields cancellation of all terms that involve the *-product of arguments in f, and so one is left with

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by equations (1)-(2).

(2) A straightforward calculation shows that if R = S, then d is a graded derivation. Furthermore, since [omega] is an A-bimodule map and it satisfies (4), for all a, b, c [member of] A,

[omega](ab [cross product] c) = [omega](a [cross product] bc).

Hence,

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Therefore, ([OMEGA](A), d, [omega]) is a curved differential graded algebra as stated.

Thus, in particular, if A is a unital algebra and hence the curvature has the form (5), and if further R = S, then ([OMEGA](A), d, [omega]) is a curved differential graded algebra.

Remark 3.2. Given an associative algebra A with product [mu], and a linear map [omega] : A [cross product] A [right arrow] A, for all [lambda] [member of] K one can consider deformation of the product

[[mu].sub.[omega],[lambda]] := [mu] + [lambda][omega].

Following [8], the product [[mu].sub.[omega],[lambda]] is associative up to the terms of order [lambda] or infinitesimally associative provided [omega] satisfies the cocycle condition, for all a, b, c [member of] A,

a[omega](b [cross product] c) - [omega](ab [cross product] c) + [omega](a [cross product] bc) - [omega](a [cross product] b)c = 0.

If (R, R, [omega]) is a curved Rota-Baxter system on A that satisfies assumptions of Proposition 3.1, i.e. the map [omega] is an A-bimodule homomorphism satisfying (4), then [omega] is a cocycle and hence the product [[mu].sub.[omega],[lambda]] is infinitesimally associative.

4 Curved Rota-Baxter systems and pre-Lie algebras

Recall from [7] that a vector space A together with an operation [??] : A [cross product] A [right arrow] A such that, for all a, b, c [member of] A,

(a [??] b - b [??] a) [??] c = a [??] (b [??] c) - b [??] (a [??] c), (9)

is called a left pre-Lie algebra.

Proposition 4.1. Let (A, R, S, [omega]) be a curved Rota-Baxter system. Then A with operation [omicron] defined by

a [??] b = R(a)b - bS(a),

is a left pre-Lie algebra if and only if, for all a, b [member of] A,

[omega](a [cross product] b) - [omega](b [cross product] a)

is in the centre of A.

Proof. Starting with the left hand side of the defining equality for a pre-Lie algebra (9), we find, for all a, b, c [member of] A,

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On the other hand,

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Therefore, the operation [??] makes A into a pre-Lie algebra if and only if the commutator of [omega](a [cross product] b) - [omega](b [cross product] a) with all c [member of] A vanishes, i.e. if and only if [omega](a [cross product] b) - [omega](b [cross product] a) is a central element of A.

Thus, in particular, if [omega] is a symmetric bilinear A-valued form on A, then (A, [??]) is a left pre-Lie algebra.

We conclude this note by an example of a curved Rota-Baxter system that leads to a left pre-Lie algebra structure.

Example 4.2. For an algebra A, let us take

r, s [member of] [(A [cross product] A).sup.A] := {x [member of] A [cross product] A | [for all]a [member of] A, ax = xa},

write

r = [summation] [r.sup.[1]] [cross product] [r.sup.[2]], s = [summation] [s.sup.[1]] [cross product] [s.sup.[2]],

and define an operation [??] : A [cross product] A [right arrow] A, by

a [??] b = [summation]([r.sup.[1]]a[r.sup.[2]] - [s.sup.[1]]a[s.sup.[2]])b. (10)

Then ( A, [??]) is a left pre-Lie algebra.

Proof. With the aid of r, s [member of] [(A [cross product] A).sup.A] we can define linear maps R, S : A [right arrow] A and [omega] : A [cross product] A [right arrow] A by

R(a) = [summation][r.sup.[1]]a[r.sup.[2]], S(a) = [summation][s.sup.[1]]a[s.sup.[2]], [omega](a [cross product] b) = - [summation][r.sup.[1]]a[r.sup.[2]][s.sup.[1]]b[s.sup.[2]].

Notie that since r, s [member of] [(A [cross product] A).sup.A], R(a), S(a) and [omega](a [cross product] b) are all in the centre of A, and hence the formula (10) can be written as

a [??] b = R(a)b - bS(a).

Writing [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] for the second copy of r and using the centrality of both r and s, we can compute

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By a similar computation one finds that also equation (2) is satisfied, and hence (A, [??]) is a left pre-Lie algebra by Proposition 4.1.

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Tomasz Brzezinski

Department of Mathematics, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, U.K.

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Department of Mathematics, University of Bialystok, K. Ciolkowskiego 1M, 15-245 Bialystok, Poland

email: T.Brzezinski@swansea.ac.uk

Received by the editors in December 2015.

Communicated by S. Caenepeel.

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification : 16S99;16E45.

Key words and phrases : Rota-Baxter system; curved differential graded algebra; pre-Lie algebra.

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