Simple Algebra does not imply Semisimple Algebra

The terminology “semisimple” algebra suggests a generalization of simple algebras, but in fact not all simple algebras are semisimple! (Exercises 1 & 5 in Richard Pierce’s book contain examples)

A simple module is a semisimple module is true though.

Proposition: For a simple algebra A, the following conditions are equivalent:

(i) A is semisimple;

(ii) A is right Artinian;

(iii) A has a minimal right ideal.

Thus to find a algebra that is simple but not semisimple, one can look for an example that is not right Artinian.

Author: mathtuition88

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