Mathematics 9402B

**Instructor:** Professor David Riley

**E-mail: **DMRiley at uwo.ca

**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%)

**Senate Regulations on Scholastic Offences
(Plagiarism and Cheating): **The
following point is required to be stated in this outline by Senate regulation
– see http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/handbook/exam/crsout.html.
Plagiarism is a major academic offence (see Scholastic Offence Policy in the
Western Academic Calendar).