Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 873193, 6 pages
On Quasi--Dense Submodules and -Pure Envelopes of QTAG Modules
Department of Mathematics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202 002, India
Received 27 March 2013; Accepted 4 July 2013
Academic Editor: Antonio M. Cegarra
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A module over an associative ring with unity is a QTAG module if every finitely generated submodule of any homomorphic image of is a direct sum of uniserial modules. There are many fascinating properties of QTAG modules of which -pure submodules and high submodules are significant. A submodule is quasi--dense in if is -divisible, for every -pure submodule of containing Here we study these submodules and obtain some interesting results. Motivated by -neat envelope, we also define -pure envelope of a submodule as the -pure submodule if has no direct summand containing We find that -pure envelopes of have isomorphic basic submodules, and if is the direct sum of uniserial modules, then all -pure envelopes of are isomorphic.
All the rings considered here are associative with unity, and right modules are unital modules. An element is uniform, if is a nonzero uniform (hence uniserial) module and for any -module with a unique decomposition series, denotes its decomposition length. For a uniform element , , and are the exponent and height of in , respectively. denotes the submodule of generated by the elements of height at least , and is the submodule of generated by the elements of exponent at most . is -divisible if , and it is -reduced if it does not contain any -divisible submodule. In other words, it is free from the elements of infinite height.
The modules , form a neighbourhood system of zero giving rise to -topology. The closure of a submodule is defined as , and it is closed with respect to -topology if .
A submodule of is -pure in if , for every integer . For a limit ordinal , , for all ordinals , and it is -pure in if for all ordinals .
A module is summable if , where is the set of all elements of which are not in , where is the length of . A submodule is nice [1, Definition 2.3] in , if for all ordinals ; that is, every coset of modulo may be represented by an element of the same height.
The cardinality of the minimal generating set of is denoted by . For all ordinals , is the - invariant of and it is equal to .
For a module , there is a chain of submodules , for some ordinal . , where is the submodule of . Singh  proved that the results which hold for TAG modules also hold good for modules.
2. Quasi--Dense Submodules
In , we studied semi--pure submodules which are not -pure but contained in -pure submodules. Now we investigate the submodules such that is -divisible for every -pure submodule , containing . These modules are called quasi--dense submodules.
We start with the following.
Definition 1. A submodule of is quasi--dense in , if for every -pure submodule , containing , is -divisible.
Lemma 2. If for some integer , then there exists a proper submodule of containing and a bounded submodule of such that (i); (ii); (iii).
Proof. The socle of can be expressed as the direct sum of where and . Now there exists a -pure submodule of such that . Also is -pure in and . Now Soc which is contained in ; therefore is an absolute direct summand of . Thus there exists a submodule of such that and ; therefore and .
Proposition 3. A submodule of a module is quasi--dense in if and only if for all integers .
Proof. Let be the least positive integer such that . By Lemma 2, there exists a proper submodule containing and a bounded submodule of such that . This contradiction proves that , for all integers .
For the converse, consider an -pure submodule . If is not -divisible, then there exist submodules and of such that , where is bounded. If and , then . Since is -pure in , we have . On repeating the process, after a finite number of steps, we get and , which is a contradiction. Hence, is -divisible and is quasi--dense in .
Remark 4. For a submodule of a module , the following are equivalent: (i) is quasi--dense in ; (ii); (iii)for every -pure submodule containing , is -divisible.
Lemma 5. If is an -divisible submodule of a module and is a -high submodule of , then is -pure in .
Proof. For an -divisible submodule , -high submodules are -neat . Therefore, . Assume that for all . Let . Now there exists such that . If such that , then for some and . Now there exists such that and . By induction and is -pure in .
Theorem 6. Let be a proper submodule of . Then is not semi--pure if and only if the following hold: (i) is quasi--dense in ;(ii)there exists such that .
Proof. By Lemma 2 and Proposition 3, is satisfied. Suppose , for all . If there exists a nonnegative integer such that
then we have
Let be the -neat envelope  of in . Then is -pure in . Since is quasi--dense in , is -divisible. Thus, there exists a submodule of such that and
Now is -pure in , hence and . Therefore, we may assume that there exists a chain of integers such that
Then we may choose such that for every and we have . Let be an -high submodule of such that . There exists a proper unbounded basic submodule of and a submodule , containing such that . Now is -pure in which is a contradiction proving (ii).
Conversely, suppose is an -pure submodule of containing . By (i), is -divisible. Since and is -pure in , we have .
Now we should mention the following notations used by Khan and Zubair : We prove the following.
Proposition 7. Let be an -pure submodule of a QTAG module . Then , for all .
Proof. Since and , there exists a homomorphism such that . If and , then there exist and such that and . Moreover if , , , then is contained in and there exists such that , where and for some and , respectively. Since and , we have . Also is one to one by definition; hence is an isomorphism.
Theorem 8. Let be a semi--pure submodule in having an -pure hull. Then there exists an integer such that , for .
Proposition 9. Let be an -pure hull of a semi--pure submodule of and a nonnegative integer. Then and if and only if for all and .
Proof. Since for all , by Proposition 7, . If , then and . This contradiction implies that .
For the converse, consider the integer such that and . If , then which is a contradiction. If , then Again it is a contradiction, hence .
modules are defined in , and we can observe the following.
Remark 10. If is -pure in , then by Proposition 7, and implies that for all . In other words, is a module in .
Proposition 11. Let be an -neat submodule of . Then is -pure in if and only if is a module in .
Proof. Suppose . Consider such that there exists and . This implies the existence of such that and . Now there exists , such that , where . As , we have for some and . Since , there exists such that and is -pure in . The converse is trivial.
Proposition 12. A submodule is a module if and only if for all .
Proof. Suppose is a module in . Therefore . We will prove the result by induction. Assume that for all . Since , we have The converse is trivial.
Following results are the immediate consequences of the previous discussion.
Remark 13. (i) is a module in if and only if for all .
(ii) If for all , then is a module in .
3. -Pure Envelopes
For a proper submodule , it is not always possible for to have an -pure hull in . We study the situation when there is a proper -pure submodule of , but no proper direct summand of contains . This motivates us to define -pure envelopes like -neat envelope defined earlier . We find that the -Kaplansky invariants are same for all -pure envelopes.
Definition 14. Let be a submodule of a QTAG module . An -pure submodule is an -pure envelope of if has no proper direct summand containing .
Proposition 15. In a module , an -pure submodule is an -pure envelope of if and only if contains no -divisible summand disjoint from and for any , no uniserial summand of decomposition length disjoint from .
Proof. If is not an -pure envelope of , then with . If is not -reduced, then it contains an -divisible summand disjoint from , and if is -reduced, then it contains a uniserial summand such that for some . Without loss of generality, we may assume that . Now
implying that . Therefore, and .
Conversely, if is -divisible submodule of with , then is a summand of ; therefore cannot be an -pure envelope of . If , it is a uniserial summand such that and , then such that . This can be chosen to be any submodule of which is maximal with respect to the properties of containing and disjoint from . This can not be the -pure envelope of .
Let be a uniserial summand of such that . If such that , then if and only if . Since , this implies that . This enables us to prove the following.
Proposition 16. An -pure submodule containing the submodule of a separable module is an -pure envelope if and only if , for all .
Proof. Let be a semi--pure submodule of a separable module and the -pure hull of . Now we have Soc . This implies that for every . This is true for -pure envelopes, and if is separable, this is sufficient also.
Remark 17. Since for all , if and only if Soc for every , an -pure submodule is an -pure envelope of if and only if , for every .
Remark 18. Since the union of a chain of -pure envelopes of may not contain any -divisible direct summand disjoint from or a uniserial summand of decomposable length disjoint from , every -pure envelope of is contained in a maximal -pure envelope of .
Now we investigate -pure envelopes of containing other -pure envelopes of .
Theorem 19. Let be a submodule of a separable module and , -pure submodules of containing . Then (i)for every , the natural embedding induces a monomorphism (ii)the map is onto for every if and only if is an -dense submodule of .
Proof. The maps send the coset upon the coset . Since , there exists such that and ; therefore
If , then or ; that is, there exists such that . Now . Therefore or and is a monomorphism, which completes part (i).
(ii) Suppose is -dense in , therefore for . For such that , there exists such that . Since is -dense in , , and is surjective.
Conversely, suppose each is surjective, therefore Soc, for every . Let . Now there exists such that . Now with , and such that there exists with . Also and . We will prove that implying that . For , if , then , and if and implies that . Therefore , and we are done.
Now we investigate the relation between -Kaplansky invariants of the submodules and their -pure envelopes.
Theorem 20. Let be an -pure envelope of the submodule of a separable module . Then
Proof. We have Since is separable, by Remark 17, we have therefore, and we are able to write This implies that is an extension of by , and the result follows.
Following are the immediate consequences of the previous discussion.
Corollary 21. Every -pure envelope of the submodule in a separable module has same Ulm-Kaplansky invariants. Therefore -pure envelopes of have isomorphic basic submodules.
Corollary 22. Let be the direct sum of uniserial modules. Then all -pure envelopes of a submodule are isomorphic, if they exist.
Proposition 23. If is -pure submodule of a separable module such that its closure is not -pure in , then has no -pure envelope in .
Proof. An -pure envelope of must have a larger basic submodule than , and any uniserial summand in this larger basic submodule not in contradicts the Proposition 15, and the result follows.
Theorem 24. Every submodule of a separable module admits -pure envelopes if and only if is quasicomplete; that is, the closure of every -pure submodule of is -pure in .
Proof. Suppose on the contrary that is not quasicomplete. Thus it contains an -pure submodule such that is not -pure in . By Proposition 23, the submodule does not have an -pure envelope. This contradiction proves that is quasicomplete.
For the converse, consider a submodule of a quasicomplete module . We construct a countable sequence of subsocles of with another sequence, of -pure submodules of such that and , for every . Now we may say that is the maximal submodule such that and . Put such that the nonzero elements of are of height and . Now , and is bounded by ; therefore there exists a minimal -pure submodule containing , which is here. Now is also bounded, hence a summand of and by Proposition 16, . By the same argument, we get , an -pure submodule of . Now is an -dense subsocle of , and we have to show that does not have a uniserial summand of decomposition length , which is disjoint from . Suppose is a uniserial summand of such that and . Let be the least positive integer such that . Since and there are elements , , , such that . Here , because . Therefore implies that . As , we have ; therefore there exist such that . Also there are elements such that and . Since is -pure, there is a uniserial summand and and , which is a contradiction implying that .
Suppose that is the closure of with respect to -topology. Then, is -pure in and .
Case i. When is closed  with respect to -topology , by the structure of , is a summand of . Consider the decomposition . If is a submodule of such that Soc, then If has height in , then and is -pure in . Thus, and , and is an -pure envelope of in the closed module M.
Case ii. When is an arbitrary QTAG module, again consider the decomposition . If is bounded, then we are done; otherwise is a closed module. By Case , has an -pure envelope . Assume on the contrary that is a summand of such that . If Soc, then is a uniserial summand of and implying that which is a contradiction. Therefore Soc, but then contains a summand such that Soc and implies that , again a contradiction. Thus, no summand exists, and is an -pure envelope of .
Now we investigate the conditions under which every submodule of a QTAG module has an -pure envelope.
Proposition 25. has an -pure envelope in if and only if it is -divisible.
Proof. If is not -divisible, then the basic submodule of any -pure submodule of containing is nontrivial and it has a nonzero uniserial summand disjoint from . By Proposition 15, can not be an -pure envelope of . The converse is trivial.
The following theorem characterizes the module whose every submodule has an -pure envelope.
Theorem 26. In a module , every submodule has an -pure envelope if and only if is the direct sum of an -divisible and a quasicomplete module.
Proof. Suppose that every submodule of has an -pure envelope. By Proposition 25, is -divisible. Now , where is the maximal -divisible submodule of and is separable. Let and , the -pure envelope of in . Now if we project into , then the projection of is an -pure envelope of in . Therefore, all the submodules of have -pure envelopes and Theorem 24 implies that is a quasicomplete module.
Conversely, suppose , where is -divisible and a quasicomplete module. For , where may be chosen. By Theorem 24, has an -pure envelope in . Now there exists an -divisible submodule that contains as an essential submodule. If we put , then which is -pure in . cannot have a uniserial or -divisible summand disjoint from , because such a summand would be disjoint from and . Therefore, is an -pure envelope of .
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