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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages 203-225

Separable functors in corings

Departamento de Álgebra, Universidad de Granada, Granada E18071, Spain

Received 5 April 2001; Revised 25 October 2001

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We develop some basic functorial techniques for the study of the categories of comodules over corings. In particular, we prove that the induction functor stemming from every morphism of corings has a left adjoint, called ad-induction functor. This construction generalizes the known adjunctions for the categories of Doi-Hopf modules and entwined modules. The separability of the induction and ad-induction functors are characterized, extending earlier results for coalgebra and ring homomorphisms, as well as for entwining structures.