Almost Free Modules

Almost Free Modules

Set-Theoretic Methods

1st Edition - April 23, 1990

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  • Authors: P.C. Eklof, A.H. Mekler
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080960241

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This is an extended treatment of the set-theoretic techniques which have transformed the study of abelian group and module theory over the last 15 years. Part of the book is new work which does not appear elsewhere in any form. In addition, a large body of material which has appeared previously (in scattered and sometimes inaccessible journal articles) has been extensively reworked and in many cases given new and improved proofs. The set theory required is carefully developed with algebraists in mind, and the independence results are derived from explicitly stated axioms. The book contains exercises and a guide to the literature and is suitable for use in graduate courses or seminars, as well as being of interest to researchers in algebra and logic.

Table of Contents

  • Algebraic Preliminaries. Set Theory. Slender Modules. Almost Free Modules. Pure-Injective Modules. More Set Theory. Almost Free Modules Revisited. Countably-Separable Groups. Quotients of Products of the Integers. Iterated Sums and Products. Topological Methods. The Structure of EXT. The Black Box and Endomorphism Rings. Dual Groups. Open Problems. Bibliography. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 1990
  • Published: April 23, 1990
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080960241

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P.C. Eklof

A.H. Mekler

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