Mathematics 9402B

Noncommutative Ring Theory



Instructor: Professor David Riley

E-mail: DMRiley at

Phone: 86522

Office: MC 136

Office Hours: Please drop by anytime (for better results send an email message first)


Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 to 13:30

Location: MC 108


Topics (as time permits): Review of basic theory and examples, Wedderburn-Artin theory, Jacobson radical theory, an introduction to representation theory, prime and primitive rings, division rings.


Suggested Textbook: A First Course in Noncommutative Ring Theory by T.Y. Lam, Graduate Texts in Mathematics 131, Springer Verlag, 1991.


Evaluation of Student Performance: Five Assignments (10% each), Participation and Presentations (50%)


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