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Semidistributive Modules and Rings


Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MAIA, volume 449)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Askar A. Tuganbaev
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  3. Askar A. Tuganbaev
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 337-357

About this book


A module M is called distributive if the lattice Lat(M) of all its submodules is distributive, i.e., Fn(G + H) = FnG + FnH for all submodules F,G, and H of the module M. A module M is called uniserial if all its submodules are comparable with respect to inclusion, i.e., the lattice Lat(M) is a chain. Any direct sum of distributive (resp. uniserial) modules is called a semidistributive (resp. serial) module. The class of distributive (resp. semidistributive) modules properly cont.ains the class ofall uniserial (resp. serial) modules. In particular, all simple (resp. semisimple) modules are distributive (resp. semidistributive). All strongly regular rings (for example, all factor rings of direct products of division rings and all commutative regular rings) are distributive; all valuation rings in division rings and all commutative Dedekind rings (e.g., rings of integral algebraic numbers or commutative principal ideal rings) are distributive. A module is called a Bezout module or a locally cyclic module ifevery finitely generated submodule is cyclic. If all maximal right ideals of a ring A are ideals (e.g., if A is commutative), then all Bezout A-modules are distributive.


DEX Division Finite Invariant Lattice Morphism Multiplication Volume algebra endomorphism ring maximum polynomial ring ring theory

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Moscow Power Engineering InstituteTechnological UniversityMoscowRussia

About the authors

Askar Tuganbaev received his Ph.D. at the Moscow State University in 1978 and has been a professor at Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technological University) since 1978. He is the author of three other monographs on ring theory and has written numerous articles on ring theory.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Semidistributive Modules and Rings
  • Authors A.A. Tuganbaev
  • Series Title Mathematics and Its Applications
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-5209-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6136-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-5086-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 357
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Associative Rings and Algebras
    Commutative Rings and Algebras
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