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### The Freyd-Mitchell Embedding Theorem and projective (injective) objects

Given a small abelian category $\mathcal{A}$, the Freyd-Mitchell Embedding Theorem gives me a fully faithful exact functor $F:\mathcal{A}\rightarrow R$-$\mathsf{Mod}$, for some unital ring $R$, so ...
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### A direct limit of pullbacks

Let an $R$-module $C$ be a direct limit of finitely presented $R$-modules $C_i$, and we have a short exact sequence as follows: $$0→A↪B\stackrel{\pi}→C→0.\qquad (S)$$ From each $C_i$ to the direct ...
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### Why does tensoring a projective resolution with a flat module give another projective resolution?

This question came up in this thread: Proving that tensoring a projective module with a flat module gives a projective module? Assume $\left\{P_i\right\}$ is a projective resolution of an $R$-module ...
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### Possible examples where the Zero Divisor Conjecture does not hold

Given a ring $R$ with a nonzero zero divisor $x$, it is easy to show that if $M$ is a nonzero $R$-module, then there exists $y\in R-\{0\}$ such that $ym=0$ for some $m\in M-\{0\}$. I was ...
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### Characterization of the kernel and cokernel of the natural homomorphism between a module and its double dual. [closed]

Let $R$ be a Noetherian ring and $M$ a finite $R$-module. Suppose $$G \overset{\varphi}{\rightarrow} F \to M \to 0$$ is exact where $F,G$ are finite free modules. Suppose ...
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### $\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}$ projective as $\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}$-module

$\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}$ as $\mathbb{Z}$-module is not projective because isn't torsionfree, but is projective as $\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}$ module ?
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### An inverse limit of a certain inverse system

Let $∆$ be a directed set and $(N_i,f_{ji})_{i∈∆}$ be an inverse system of $R$-modules. Fix $α \in∆$ and consider $(M_i,g_{ji})_{i\in∆}$ as follows: $M_i=N_i$ for $i≥α$, $M_i=0$ for $i<α$, and ...
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### Characterization of faithfully flat modules

This is an exercise from Rotman, introduction to homological algebra. A right $R$-module $B$ is called faithfully flat if : 1) $B$ is flat 2) If $X$ is a left $R$-module and $B \otimes_R X =0$ ...
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### Dual of Schanuel lemma

This is an exercise from Rotman, Introduction to homological algebra. Given exact sequences of $R$-modules \begin{array}{ccccccccc} 0 & \longrightarrow & M & \overset{i}{\longrightarrow} ...
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### Direct limits commute with $\mathrm{Tor}$ functor

How one could prove that direct limits commute with the functor $\mathrm{Tor}$? Of course, I know that $\mathrm{Tor}$ with its first $0$ index is the same as tensor product which does commute ...
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### Proving that P/PJ is a projective right module over R/J

If P is a projective right module over a ring R and J is a two sided ideal of R. Prove that P/PJ is a projective right module over R/J . My idea was trying to proof that " $M$ is an $R$-module ...
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### If a direct sum has a projective cover, must the summands have projective covers?

In “Cover of a direct summand” it is asked to show that if a direct sum has a projective cover, and if one of the summands has a projective cover, then so does the other. I gave a solution that works ...
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### When does the tensor product consist of elementary tensors only?

The question is: Assume that $R$ is a (commutative) ring. Under what conditions on $R$-modules $M,N$ does the tensor product $M\otimes_RN$ consist of elementary tensors only? That is, every ...
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### Flatness of $\mathbb{Z}$-modules

I have to prove that : 1) For every positive integer $n$, $\mathbb{Z}_{n}$ is not a flat $\mathbb{Z}$-module 2) Every torsion free abelian group is a flat $\mathbb{Z}$-module What I have done: 1) ...
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### Exercise 2.27 Atiyah-Macdonald, absolute flatness

A commutative ring $R$ is absolutely flat if every $R$-module is flat. Prove that the following are equivalent: 1) $R$ is absolutely flat 2) Every principal ideal of $R$ is idempotent 3) Every ...
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### Limit of inverse system where morphisms are non-zero products

I have a rather complicated inverse limit which I am trying to compute. I will try to distil the question to its barest form, but if more details are necessary I can supply them. Let $R$ be an ...
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### Exercise 2.26 Atiyah-Macdonald, flatness

I'm stuck on this exercise. $A$ is a commutative ring with unit. $N$ is an $A$-module. Then $N$ is flat $\Longleftrightarrow$ $\text{Tor}_{1}(A/a, N ) = 0$ for every finitely generated ideal $a$ of ...
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### Global dimension of $\mathbb Q [x]$

I'm trying to show that the global dimension of $\mathbb Q [x]$ is $1$. I have shown that $D(\mathbb Q [x]) \leq 1$ as follows. One can reduce to the case of showing that ...
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### Show that Q, as a Z module, is a direct summand in a direct product of copies of Q/Z.

Prove:Q, as a Z module, is a direct summand in a direct product of copies of Q/Z. This is a problem from P.J.Hilton&Stammbach's Homological Algebra. If this is true, then there exists a ...
### Why we can consider both modules as modules over $R_{(p)}$? (Bruns and Herzog, Theorem 1.5.9)
I'm reading Bruns-Herzog's book Cohen Macaulay rings and have a probably elementary question. Why we may consider both modules as modules over $R_{(p)}$ in this theorem? ... i know that ...