The Hecke-algebras related to the unimodular and modular group over the Hurwitz order of integral quaternions
In the present paper the elementary divisor theory over the Hurwitz order of integral quaternions is applied in order to determine the structure of the Hecke-algebras related to the attached unimodular and modular group of degreen. In the casen = 1 the Hecke-algebras fail to be commutative. Ifn > 1 the Hecke-algebras prove to be commutative and coincide with the tensor product of their primary components. Each primary component turns out to be a polynomial ring inn resp.n + 1 resp. 2n resp. 2n+1 algebraically independent elements. In the case of the modular group of degreen, the law of interchange with the Siegel ϕ-operator is described. The induced homomorphism of the Hecke-algebras is surjective except for the weightsr = 4n-4 andr = 4n-2.