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Evidence of (1. 1)). word that M Sf F I, on account that FI is countable yet M isn't really. Taking a projection of F into e; Z for an appropriate i E h we get a hold of a homomorphism f : F ~ Z with f(M) i- zero yet f(F I ) = zero (and as a result f(P) = 0), contradicting (2. 8),. I thank I. Emmanouil, P. Farbman, and D. Shapiro for his or her assist in formulating the previous evidence of (2. 8). A comic strip of one other evidence of (2. eight) utilizing cardinality arguments is given in workout 6 lower than. §2B. twin foundation Lemma and Invertible Modules the most bring about this subsection is the next uncomplicated characterization of a projective module P when it comes to its (first) twin P* := HomR(P, R). (2. nine) twin foundation Lemma. A correct R-module P is projective iff there exist afamily of parts {a; : i E I} ~ P and linear functionals {J; : i E l} ~ P* such that, for any a E P, fiCa) = Ofor just about all i, and a = L; a;J;(a). facts. consider the a; 's and J;'s exist as certain. give some thought to the epimorphism g from the loose module F = ffie;R to P outlined through gee;) = a; for all i E I. The map h : P ~ F outlined via h(a) = Le;J;(a) is obviously an R-homomorphism splitting g. this suggests that P is isomorphic to a right away summand of F; for that reason P is projective. Conversely, imagine P is projective and fasten an epimorphism g from an appropriate loose module F = ffi e; R onto P. by way of the second one a part of (2. 6), g admits a splitting h : P ~ F, that may be expressed within the shape h(a) = Led;(a) (Va E P). the following, the J; 's are simply checked to be R-linear (Le. J; E P*), and J;(a) = zero for the majority i. making use of g to the above equation, we see undefined = gh(a) = La;J;(a), 24 I. unfastened Modules, Projective, and Injective Modules the place ai := g(ei) E o P. For comfort, we will loosely consult with {ai, fi} above as "a pair of twin bases" for the (projective) module P. after all, the ai's in basic terms shape a producing set, now not inevitably a foundation, for P. be aware that for any correct R-module P, the 1st twin P* = HomR(P, R) is a left R-modulebytheactiondefinedby (rf)(a) =rf(a),where r E R,f E P*, and a E P. Following the conference that homomorphisms are written contrary scalars, we accordingly write the linear functionals on P* at the correct. those linear functionals represent the double twin P** which, like P itself, is a correct Rmodule. there's a famous canonical R-homomorphism e : P ~ P** outlined by way of e(a) = a (for a E P), the place fa = f(a) for any f E P*. (2. 10) Corollary. For any projective correct R-module P, the common map e from P to P** is a monomorphism. evidence. If a E ker(e), then zero = fa = f(a) for all f E P*. From the equation a = Li ai fi (a) within the twin foundation Lemma, it follows = O. zero (2. eleven) comment. The facts of (2. nine) additionally exhibits that P is f. g. projective iff there exist {ai, fi : I ::s i ::s n} as in (2. nine) such = L~=I ai fiCa) for each a E P. as a consequence, it may be proven that the fi 's additionally generate P*. additionally, the map e : P ~ P** outlined above is an isomorphism of correct R-modules. For extra information, see workout 7. (2. 12A) instance. allow e be an idempotent in R. Then R = eR EB (l - e)R, so P : = e R is a projective correct R -module.