Torus actions on free associative algebras, lifting and Bialynicki-Birula type theorems


We examine the problem of algebraic torus action linearity in the associative setting. We prove the free algebra analogue of a classical theorem of Białynicki-Birula, which establishes linearity of maximal torus action. We also formulate and prove linearity theorems for specific classes of regular actions, as well as provide a framework for construction of non-linearizable actions analogous to the one developed by Asanuma. The framework has applications to the study of the associative cancellation conjecture.

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