Brauer configuration algebras: A generalization of Brauer graph algebras
journal contributionposted on 27.07.2017, 15:42 by Edward L. Green, Sibylle Schroll
In this paper we introduce a generalization of a Brauer graph algebra which we call a Brauer configuration algebra. As with Brauer graphs and Brauer graph algebras, to each Brauer configuration, there is an associated Brauer configuration algebra. We show that Brauer configuration algebras are finite dimensional symmetric algebras. After studying and analysing structural properties of Brauer configurations and Brauer configuration algebras, we show that a Brauer configuration algebra is multiserial; that is, its Jacobson radical is a sum of uniserial modules whose pairwise intersection is either zero or a simple module. The paper ends with a detailed study of the relationship between radical cubed zero Brauer configuration algebras, symmetric matrices with non-negative integer entries, finite graphs and associated symmetric radical cubed zero algebras.