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Simple modules and their essential extensions for skew polynomial rings



Let R be a commutative Noetherian ring and an automorphism of R. This paper addresses the question: when does the skew polynomial ring S=R[;] satisfy the property (), that for every simple S-module V the injective hull ES(V) of V has all its finitely generated submodules Artinian. The question is largely reduced to the special case where S is primitive, for which necessary and sufficient conditions are found, which however do not between them cover all possibilities. Nevertheless a complete characterisation is found when R is an affine algebra over a field k and is a k-algebra automorphismin this case () holds if and only if all simple S-modules are finite dimensional over k. This leads to a discussion, involving close study of some families of examples, of when this latter condition holds for affine k-algebras S=R[;]. The paper ends with a number of open questions.

K Brown

J Matczuk


Year of publication: 2019


ISSN: 0025-5874

Other: 2-s2.0-85052588856


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