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dc.contributor.authorHartman, Gregory Neilen_US
dc.description.abstractA new connection between combinatorics and noncommutative algebra is established by relating a certain class of directed graphs to noncommutative Koszul algebras. The directed graphs in this class are called full graphs and are defined by a set of criteria on the edges. The structural properties of full graphs are studied as they relate to the edge criteria.

A method is introduced for generating a Koszul algebra Lambda from a full graph G. The properties of Lambda are examined as they relate to the structure of G, with special attention being given to the construction of a projective resolution of certain semisimple Lambda-modules based on the structural properties of G. The characteristics of the Koszul algebra Lambda that is derived from the product of two full graphs G' and G' are studied as they relate to the properties of the Koszul algebras Lambda' and Lambda' derived from G' and G'.

dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectKoszul algebrasen_US
dc.subjectdirected graphsen_US
dc.titleGraphs and Noncommutative Koszul Algebrasen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMathematicsen_US Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairGreen, Edward L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberParry, Charles J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFarkas, Daniel R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrown, Ezra A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLinnell, Peter A.en_US

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