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Tag Archives: hom functor
Commutative Algebra 50
Adjoint Functors Adjoint functors are a general construct often used for describing universal properties (among other things). Take two categories and . Definition. Covariant functors and are said to be adjoint if we have isomorphisms which are natural in A and … Continue reading
Posted in Advanced Algebra
Tagged adjoint functors, category theory, colimits, hom functor, leftexact, limits, rightexact, tensor products, universal properties
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Commutative Algebra 33
Snake Lemma Let us introduce a useful tool for computing kernels and cokernels in a complicated diagram of modules. Although it is only marginally useful for now, it will become a major tool in homological algebra. Snake Lemma. Suppose we … Continue reading
Commutative Algebra 29
Distributivity Finally, tensor product is distributive over arbitrary direct sums. Proposition 1. Given any family of modules , we have: Proof Take the map which takes . Note that this is welldefined: since only finitely many are nonzero, only finitely … Continue reading
Posted in Advanced Algebra
Tagged hom functor, induced modules, localization, rightexact, tensor products, yoneda lemma
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Commutative Algebra 26
LeftExact Functors We saw (in theorem 1 here) that the localization functor is exact, which gave us a whole slew of nice properties, including preservation of submodules, quotient modules, finite intersection/sum, etc. However, exactness is often too much to ask … Continue reading
Posted in Advanced Algebra
Tagged additive functors, hom functor, induced modules, leftexact, rightexact
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Commutative Algebra 20
Yoneda Lemma For an object , define the covariant functor Proposition 1. Any morphism in gives us a natural transformation In summary, the natural transformation is obtained by rightcomposing with f. Proof Let be a morphism in . We need … Continue reading
Posted in Advanced Algebra
Tagged category theory, coproducts, functors, hom functor, natural transformations, products, yoneda lemma
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Tensor Product over Noncommutative Rings
Following the earlier article on tensor products of vector spaces, we will now look at tensor products of modules over a ring R, not necessarily commutative. It turns out we have to distinguish between left and right modules now. Indeed recall … Continue reading
Posted in Notes
Tagged bimodules, hom functor, leftexact, modules, rightexact, tensor products
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Hom Functor
Fret not if you’re unfamiliar with the term functor; it’s a concept in category theory we will use implicitly without delving into the specific definition. This topic is, unfortunately, a little on the dry side but it’s a necessary evil to get … Continue reading
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Tagged bimodules, hom functor, left modules, leftexact, modules, right modules
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