This thesis presents an introduction to Schur rings (S-rings) and their various properties. Special attention is given to S-rings that are commutative. A number of original results are proved, including a complete classification of the central S-rings over the simple groups PSL(2,q), where q is any prime power. A discussion is made of the counting of symmetric S-rings over cyclic groups of prime power order. An appendix is included that gives all S-rings over the symmetric group over 4 elements with basic structural properties, along with code that can be used, for groups of comparatively small order, to enumerate all S-rings and compute character tables for those S-rings that are commutative. The appendix also includes code optimized for the enumeration of S-rings over cyclic groups.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Mathematics
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wagner, David R., "Schur Rings Over Projective Special Linear Groups" (2016). All Theses and Dissertations. 6089.
Schur rings, association schemes, algebraic combinatorics, projective special linear groups