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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2005, Issue 9, Pages 1455-1460

Generalizations of Hopfian and co-Hopfian modules

Department of Applied Mathematics, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050, China

Received 25 September 2004

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Let R be a ring and M a left R-module. M which satisfies DCC on essential submodules is GCH, and M which satisfies ACC on small submodules is WH. If M[X] is GCH R[X]-module, then M is GCH R-module. Examples show that a GCH module need not be co-Hopfian and a WH module need not be Hopfian.