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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2003, Issue 69, Pages 4373-4387

On some properties of -supplemented modules

Département de Mathématiques, Faculté des Sciences de Tétouan, Université Abdelmalek Essaâdi, B.P 21.21, Tétouan, Morocco

Received 15 March 2002

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A module M is -supplemented if every submodule of M has a supplement which is a direct summand of M. In this paper, we show that a quotient of a -supplemented module is not in general -supplemented. We prove that over a commutative ring R, every finitely generated -supplemented R-module M having dual Goldie dimension less than or equal to three is a direct sum of local modules. It is also shown that a ring R is semisimple if and only if the class of -supplemented R-modules coincides with the class of injective R-modules. The structure of -supplemented modules over a commutative principal ideal ring is completely determined.