The graded structure of Leavitt Path algebras
Abstract
Leavitt path algebras associate to directed graphs a $\mathbb Z$graded algebra and in their simplest form recover the Leavitt algebras $L(1,k)$. In this note, we first study this $\mathbb Z$grading and characterize the ($\mathbb Z$graded) structure of Leavitt path algebras, associated to finite acyclic graphs, $C_n$comet and multiheaded graphs. The last two type are examples of graphs whose Leavitt path algebras are strongly graded. We characterize Leavitt path algebras which are strongly graded, along the way obtaining classes of algebras which are group rings or crossedproducts. In an attempt to generalize the grading, we introduce weighted Leavitt path algebras associated to directed weighted graphs which have natural $\textstyle{\bigoplus} \mathbb Z$grading and in their simplest form recover the Leavitt algebras $L(n,k)$. We then establish some basic properties of these algebras.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 May 2010
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1005.1900
 Bibcode:
 2010arXiv1005.1900H
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Rings and Algebras
 EPrint:
 32 pages, (even more) polishing