Orderings and preorderings in rings with involution
The notions of a preordering and an ordering of a ring R with involution are investigated. An algebraic condition for the existence of an ordering of R is given. Also, a condition for enlarging an ordering of R to an overring is given. As for the case of a field, any preordering of R can be extended to some ordering. Finally, we investigate the class of archimedean ordered rings with involution.