# A First Course in Module Theory by Mike E Keating

By Mike E Keating

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Chapter 2. 10 Irreducible elements As the Unique Factorization Theorem will be one of our main tools in the description of modules, it will be both interesting and useful to know something about the irreducible elements in the various Euclidean domains that we encounter. P r i m e numbers We are obliged to assume that we know a prime number when we see it. 1), we cannot list any infinite subset of them, and the problem of determining very large primes is an active area of research. 2, there are four unit Gaussian integers, ± l , ± i , which means that each irreducible Gaussian integer comes in four associated disguises.

Let X = {x\,... ,rt which is the same as saying that L(X) =Rxi-\ \-Rxt, 6 R}, Chapter 3. , RxtThen L(X) is called the submodule of M generated by the set X. The fact that L(X) is a submodule follows from the following equations, which are easy consequences of the axioms for a module. SubM 1: 0 = Qxx + • ■ ■ + 0x t £ L{X). , SubM 3: h stxt) = (n + s x ) xx H (- (r t + s t ) x t rt and S i , . . , st £ R- r ■ (rii! H h rtxt) = (r • r i ) X\ + h (r • r t ) i t for all r, r i , . . , rt £ i?. If M = L(X), then we say that X is a set of generators for X, or that "X generates M".

SubM 1: 0 6 L. SubM 2: If I, /' € L, then I + I' e L also. SubM 3: HI € L and r £ R, then rl € L also. R-module, since the axioms for addition and scalar multiplication already hold in the larger module M. -submodule. R-submodule of a right module M is defined by making the obvious modification to axiom SubM 3: SubMR 1: HI € L and r £ R, then Ir € L also. Clearly, a submodule of a right /^-module is again a right module. General statements and definitions about submodules of left modules have obvious counterparts for submodules of right modules.