Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Serdica Mathematical Journal, Vol. 34, No 2, (2008), 415p-440p
An algebra (A,ο) is called Leibniz if aο(bοc) = (a ο b)ο c-(a ο c) ο b for all a,b,c ∈ A. We study identities for the algebras A(q) = (A,οq), where a οq b = a ο b+q b ο a is the q-commutator. Let Char K ≠ 2,3. We show that the class of q-Leibniz algebras is defined by one identity of degree 3 if q2 ≠ 1, q ≠−2, by two identities of degree 3 if q = −2, and by the commutativity identity and one identity of degree 4 if q = 1. In the case of q = −1 we construct two identities of degree 5 that form a base of identities of degree 5 for −1-Leibniz algebras. Any identity of degree < 5 for −1-Leibniz algebras follows from the anti-commutativity identity.