The Staircase Decomposition for Reductive Monoids

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dc.contributor.advisor Mohan Putcha, Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Thomas Lada, Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Ernest Stitzinger, Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Jiang Luh, Member en_US
dc.contributor.author Burns, Brenda D. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T18:34:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T18:34:04Z
dc.date.issued 2002-04-29 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-20020422-102254 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/3657
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the research has been to develop a decomposition for the J-classes of a reductive monoid. The reductive monoid M(K) isconsidered first. A J-class in M(K) consists ofelements of the same rank. Lower and upper staircase matricesare defined and used to decompose a matrix x of rank r into theproduct of a lower staircase matrix, a matrix with a rank rpermutation matrix in the upper left hand corner, and an upperstaircase matrix, each of which is of rank r. The choice ofpermutation matrix is shown to be unique. The primary submatrix of a matrixis defined. The unique permutation matrix from the decompositionabove is seen to be the unique permutation matrix from Bruhat's decomposition for the primary submatrix. All idempotent elementsand regular J-classes of the lower and upper staircasematrices are determined. A decomposition for the upper and lowerstaircase matrices is given as well.The above results are then generalized to an arbitrary reductivemonoid by first determining the analogue of the components forthe decomposition above. Then the decomposition above is shown tobe valid for each J-class of a reductive monoid. Theanalogues of the upper and lower staircase matrices are shown tobe semigroups and all idempotent elements and regularJ-classes are determined. A decomposition for eachof them is discussed. en_US
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dc.title The Staircase Decomposition for Reductive Monoids en_US
dc.degree.name PhD en_US
dc.degree.level PhD Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.discipline Mathematics en_US


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