These two questions are the exercises in Hungerford's Algebra(p.462 ex.1 and ex.5).

1. If A is afinite dimensional central simple algebra over the field K, then

A tensor the opposit ring of A over K is isomorphic to a space of n by n

matrix over K. Where n is the dimension of A over K.

2. If A is a finite dimensional central simple algebra over a field K, then

the dimension of A over K is a perfect square.

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