Rings, Modules and Categories I

  • Carl Faith

Part of the Die Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften book series (GL, volume 190)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Introduction to Volume I

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      Pages 1-1
  3. Foreword on Set Theory

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      Pages 2-42
  4. Introduction to the Operations: Monoid, Semigroup, Group, Category, Ring, and Module

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      Pages 83-109
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      Pages 110-185
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      Pages 230-300
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      Pages 300-321
  5. Structure of Noetherian Semiprime Rings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 322-324
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      Pages 325-365
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      Pages 388-401
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      Pages 401-417
  6. Tensor Algebra

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 418-419
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      Pages 419-442
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      Pages 443-459
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      Pages 460-483
  7. Structure of Abelian Categories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 484-486
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      Pages 486-497
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 538-567

About this book


VI of Oregon lectures in 1962, Bass gave simplified proofs of a number of "Morita Theorems", incorporating ideas of Chase and Schanuel. One of the Morita theorems characterizes when there is an equivalence of categories mod-A R::! mod-B for two rings A and B. Morita's solution organizes ideas so efficiently that the classical Wedderburn-Artin theorem is a simple consequence, and moreover, a similarity class [AJ in the Brauer group Br(k) of Azumaya algebras over a commutative ring k consists of all algebras B such that the corresponding categories mod-A and mod-B consisting of k-linear morphisms are equivalent by a k-linear functor. (For fields, Br(k) consists of similarity classes of simple central algebras, and for arbitrary commutative k, this is subsumed under the Azumaya [51]1 and Auslander-Goldman [60J Brauer group. ) Numerous other instances of a wedding of ring theory and category (albeit a shot­ gun wedding!) are contained in the text. Furthermore, in. my attempt to further simplify proofs, notably to eliminate the need for tensor products in Bass's exposition, I uncovered a vein of ideas and new theorems lying wholely within ring theory. This constitutes much of Chapter 4 -the Morita theorem is Theorem 4. 29-and the basis for it is a corre­ spondence theorem for projective modules (Theorem 4. 7) suggested by the Morita context. As a by-product, this provides foundation for a rather complete theory of simple Noetherian rings-but more about this in the introduction.


Autodesk Maya Coproduct Kategorie Modul algebra character class commutative ring group matrix ring ring theory semigroup theorem torsion

Authors and affiliations

  • Carl Faith
    • 1
  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-80636-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80634-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0072-7830
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