Mathematical Surveys and Monographs 1961; 224 pp; softcover Volume: 7 Reprint/Revision History: reprinted with corrections 1977; fifth printing 2001 ISBN10: 0821802712 ISBN13: 9780821802717 List Price: US$49 Member Price: US$39.20 Order Code: SURV/7.1
 The material in this volume was presented in a secondyear graduate course at Tulane University, during the academic year 19581959. The book aims at being largely selfcontained, but it is assumed that the reader has some familiarity with sets, mappings, groups, and lattices. Only in Chapter 5 will more preliminary knowledge be required, and even there the classical definitions and theorems on the matrix representations of algebras and groups are summarized. Table of Contents  Elementary concepts
 Ideals and related concepts
 Representation by matrices over a group with zero
 Decompositions and extensions
 Representation by matrices over a field
 Appendix A
 Bibliography
 Author index
 Index
