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Modules with the summand intersection property. (English) Zbl 0592.13008
If F is a free module over a principal ideal domain (PID), then the intersection of any two summands of F is a summand. In this paper the corresponding question for modules over a ring arises: an R-module M has the SIP (resp. SSIP) if the intersection of two summands is again a summand (resp. if the intersection of any number of summands is a summand).
We give some results of section I: (1) M has SIP iff for every pair of summands S and T with projection \(\pi : M\to S,\) the kernel of the restriction \(\pi\) \(| T\) is a summand. If M has SIP and \(S\oplus T\) is a summand of M, then the kernel of any morphism from S to T is a summand. - (2) Let \(M=\oplus M_ i\) be a direct sum of fully invariant submodules \(M_ i\); then M has SIP (resp. SSIP) iff each \(M_ i\) has SIP (resp. SSIP). - (3) All projective \(R\)-modules have SIP iff R is hereditary. - (4) The following are equivalent for a ring \(R\): (i) \(R\) is semi-simple; (ii) all \(R\)-modules have SSIP; (iii) all \(R\)-modules have SIP; (iv) all injective modules have SIP.
Section II gives a fairly complete description of modules with SIP over a noetherian domain having a nonzero injective submodule. - Section III classifies torsion modules with SIP over Dedekind domains.
Reviewer: F.Loonstra

MSC:
13C05 Structure, classification theorems for modules and ideals in commutative rings
13C13 Other special types of modules and ideals in commutative rings
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