# Isotopy and invariants of Albert algebras

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Colaba, Mumbai, India

## Abstract

Let k be a field with characteristic different from 2 and 3. Let B be a central simple algebra of degree 3 over a quadratic extension K/k, which admits involutions of second kind. In this paper, we prove that if the Albert algebras $J(B,\sigma,u,\mu)$ and $J(B,\tau,v,\nu)$ have same $f_3$ and $g_3$ invariants, then they are isotopic. We prove that for a given Albert algebra J, there exists an Albert algebra J' with $f_3(J')=0$ , $f_5(J')=0$ and $g_3(J')=g_3(J)$ . We conclude with a construction of Albert division algebras, which are pure second Tits' constructions.

## Cite this article

, Isotopy and invariants of Albert algebras. Comment. Math. Helv. 74 (1999), no. 2, pp. 297–305

DOI 10.1007/S000140050090