Locally Finite-Dimensional Algebras

Daniel R. Farkas, Robert L. Snider
1981 Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society  
Von Neumann regularity of some locally finite-dimensional algebras is studied. C. Lanski has asked [3] whether every simple algebraic algebra over a field is von Neumann regular. Along the same lines, Handelman asks whether a regular locally finite-dimensional algebra is locally semisimple. In this note we answer Lanski's question in the negative and discuss some of the subtleties of the second problem.
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