## Abstract

In this paper we generalize classical results regarding minimal realizations of non-commutative (nc) rational functions using nc Fornasini–Marchesini realizations which are centred at an arbitrary matrix point. We prove the existence and uniqueness of a minimal realization for every nc rational function, centred at an arbitrary matrix point in its domain of regularity. Moreover, we show that using this realization we can evaluate the function on all of its domain (of matrices of all sizes) and also with respect to any stably finite algebra. As a corollary we obtain a new proof of the theorem by Cohn and Amitsur, that equivalence of two rational expressions over matrices implies that the expressions are equivalent over all stably finite algebras. Applications to the matrix valued and the symmetric cases are presented as well.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1250-1299 |

Number of pages | 50 |

Journal | Journal of the London Mathematical Society |

Volume | 104 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 Oct 2021 |

## Keywords

- 16K40
- 16R50
- 46L54
- 47A56
- 90C22 (secondary)
- 93C35 (primary)

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- General Mathematics