Monatshefte für Mathematik

, Volume 165, Issue 3–4, pp 353–363 | Cite as

Matrix near-rings and 0-primitivity

  • W.-F. KeEmail author
  • J. H. Meyer


In this article, we study the implication of the primitivity of a matrix near-ring \({\mathbb{M}_n(R) (n >1 )}\) and that of the underlying base near-ring R. We show that when R is a zero-symmetric near-ring with identity and \({\mathbb{M}_n(R)}\) has the descending chain condition on \({\mathbb{M}_n(R)}\)-subgroups, then the 0-primitivity of \({\mathbb{M}_n(R)}\) implies the 0-primitivity of R. It is not known if this is true when the descending chain condition on \({\mathbb{M}_n(R)}\) is removed. On the other hand, an example is given to show that this is not true in the case of generalized matrix near-rings.


Primitive near-ring Matrix near-ring 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

Primary 16Y30 Secondary 16N20 16S50 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsNational Cheng Kung University, and National Center for Theoretical Sciences (South)TainanTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Applied MathematicsUniversity of the Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa

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