## Günter Pilz

If not one of the grandpappies of Near-ring theory, then
Günter Pilz is
most assuredly one of the busiest disciples, having
written the first book dealing with the subject:
G. Pilz, Near-rings.
There are lecture notes for many of the lectures Günter
Pilz
has taught at
Johannes
Kepler University Linz.
Some of them were published, such as
**"Algebra. Ein Reiseführer durch die schönsten Gebiete"**
(Rudolf Trauner Verlag, Linz, 1984).
This book gives an introduction
into the theory of groups, rings, near-rings, representation theory of groups, and universal algebra.
It
is the basis for the courses in abstract algebra of
our
department.
Many applications of algebra have been described in
R. Lidl's and G. Pilz's book
Applied Abstract Algebra
published by Springer. It contains an introduction to
lattices, switching curcuits, finite fields, coding theory, cryptology,
Polya theory, automata, and system theory.

Prof. Kaiser of the Technical University Vienna
has said "There are three P's that
belong together: Pilz, Polynomials, and
Punschkrapferl."

Günter Pilz can be reached by
email.

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Last updated 02 March 2000.

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