# How to define tensor product of algebras (and make it an algebra)

I'm in my first week of Sage (also new to Python). Aiming at symbolic calculations, suppose I have an associative algebra $A$ (think of the Clifford algebra, or the free algebra, for concreteness).

In particular $A$ is a vector space, and I'd like to define a tensor product $A\otimes A$. I've seen that tensor algebra is implemented in SageMath, but I only need two factors, and anyway, I'd like to make $A\otimes A$ an algebra in a way that is *not* endowed with the obvious product $(a\otimes b) \cdot (c\otimes d) = ac\otimes bd$.
(Ideally, the final algebra will depend on a state on $A$, but for simplicity think of my product being, say, $(a\otimes b) \cdot (c\otimes d) = ac\otimes db$.)

An example of how to do what I wish (although not precisely the same object), is along the lines of Mathematica Stack Exchange answer 165511:

```
CenterDot[X___, Y_Plus, Z___] := CenterDot[X, #, Z] & /@ Y (* additivity *)
CenterDot[] = 1;
CenterDot[X_] := X
CenterDot[X___, 1, Y___] := CenterDot[X, Y] (* unital*)
SetAttributes[CenterDot, Flat] (* associativity *)
```

This allows to create a product `CenterDot`

that behaves as it should. But in SageMath I need to define the analogue of this on $A\otimes A$ and this is not even clear to me how to define this product. (I.e. if it's not implemented, I probably should do something analogous to the code above, first for $\otimes$, tell it that it has to be bilinear, etc.)

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