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Noetherian Semigroup Algebras

  • Offers a comprehensive treatment of the current state of a fast-developing area of noncommutative algebra

  • Provides a significant source of concrete constructions in noncommutative (noetherian) ring theory, semigroup theory and group theory; carefully discusses numerous examples

  • Exhibits strong links between the structure and combinatorics of algebras

  • Explores connections and applications to wider areas of current research, most notably theory of growth of algebras and aspects of mathematical physics

Book

Part of the Algebra and Applications book series (AA, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Eric Jespers, Jan Okniński
    Pages 1-5
  3. Eric Jespers, Jan Okniński
    Pages 7-35
  4. Eric Jespers, Jan Okniński
    Pages 37-61
  5. Eric Jespers, Jan Okniński
    Pages 63-115
  6. Eric Jespers, Jan Okniński
    Pages 117-147
  7. Eric Jespers, Jan Okniński
    Pages 149-175
  8. Eric Jespers, Jan Okniński
    Pages 177-195
  9. Eric Jespers, Jan Okniński
    Pages 197-255
  10. Eric Jespers, Jan Okniński
    Pages 257-289
  11. Eric Jespers, Jan Okniński
    Pages 291-341
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 343-362

About this book

Introduction

Within the last decade, semigroup theoretical methods have occurred naturally in many aspects of ring theory, algebraic combinatorics, representation theory and their applications. In particular, motivated by noncommutative geometry and the theory of quantum groups, there is a growing interest in the class of semigroup algebras and their deformations.

This work presents a comprehensive treatment of the main results and methods of the theory of Noetherian semigroup algebras. These general results are then applied and illustrated in the context of important classes of algebras that arise in a variety of areas and have been recently intensively studied. Several concrete constructions are described in full detail, in particular intriguing classes of quadratic algebras and algebras related to group rings of polycyclic-by-finite groups. These give new classes of Noetherian algebras of small Gelfand-Kirillov dimension. The focus is on the interplay between their combinatorics and the algebraic structure. This yields a rich resource of examples that are of interest not only for the noncommutative ring theorists, but also for researchers in semigroup theory and certain aspects of group and group ring theory. Mathematical physicists will find this work of interest owing to the attention given to applications to the Yang-Baxter equation.

Keywords

Algebraic structure Gelfand-Kirillov dimension Group theory Noetherian and PI algebra Representation theory maximal order ring theory semigroup algebra semigroup, group

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Warsaw UniversityWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book presents the main results and methods of the theory of Noetherian semigroup algebras over fields. … This is a highly technical and specialized monograph that will primarily be of use to researchers in the theory of semigroup algebras … . The many examples given in detail, and the general theory developed, may prove useful to those working in ring or semigroup theory." (Henry E. Heatherly, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2007 k)

"This work presents a comprehensive treatment of the main results and methods of the theory of Noetherian semigroup algebras. … The main subject in this book is to present when some semigroup algebras are Noetherian and how they are under the Noetherian condition. … This book is a good reference for researchers who are interested in non-commutative algebra and non-commutative geometry through the method of semigroups." (Li Fang, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1135 (13), 2008)

"The book under review is testament to the huge amount and the depth of research on Noetherian semigroup algebras. … The authors have brought together work from a significant number of research papers and made a coherent whole. … it is definitely the place to learn about Noetherian semigroup algebras. Essential reading for people interested in semigroup algebras, it will also be of interest to semigroup theorists, particularly because of the wealth of new examples of semigroups it provides." (John Fountain, Semigroup Forum, Vol. 79, 2009)