By Lars Kadison
This quantity is predicated at the author's lecture classes to algebraists at Munich and at Goteborg. He provides, for the 1st time in publication shape, a unified procedure from the viewpoint of Frobenius algebras/extensions to diversified themes, resembling Jones' subfactor idea, Hopf algebras and Hopf subalgebras, the Yang-Baxter Equation and 2-dimensional topological quantum box theories. different beneficial properties: preliminary steps towards a thought of noncommutative ring extensions. Self-contained sections on Azumaya algebras and strongly separable algebras. purposes and generalizations of Morita conception and Azumaya algebra as a result of Hirata and Sugano. knowing the textual content calls for no past heritage in Frobenius algebras or Hopf algebras. An index and an intensive checklist of extra references are incorporated. there's an appendix giving a short historic advisor to the literature.
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