Speaker: Professor Guenter F. Pilz (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Title: What Near-rings can do for you
Time: 2010-01-26 (Tue.)  15:00 - 16:00
Place: Seminar Room 722, Institute of Mathematics (NTU Campus)
Abstract: Near-rings are generalized rings: the addition needs not be commutative, and only one distributive law is assumed. The classical example is the collection of all mappings from a group (G,+) into itself, with addition and composition of mappings as operations. So near-rings describe "non-linear mappings on groups", while each ring can be considered as collection of "linear" maps on an abelian group. We apply theorems on near-rings to re-describe finite simple groups, to interpolation theory, and to the design of statistical experiments. 
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