A torsion-free abelian group of finite rank exists whose quotient group modulo the square subgroup is not a nil-group

  • R.R. Andruszkiewicz
  • M Woronowicz
Keywords: Additive groups of rings, nil-groups, square subgroups, abelian groups

Abstract

The first example of a finite rank torsion-free abelian group A such that the quotient group of A modulo the square subgroup of A is not a nil-group is indicated (in both cases of associative and general rings). In particular, the answer to the question posed by A.E. Stratton and M.C. Webb in [18], Abelian groups, nil modulo a subgroup, need not have nil quotient group, Publ. Math. Debrecen. 27 (1980), 127{130, is given for finite rank torsion-free groups. A relationship between nontrivial p-pure subgroups of the additive group of p-adic integers and nontrivial Z [p-1]
-submodules of the field of p-adic numbers is investigated. In particular, a bijective correspondence between these structures is proven using only elementary methods.

Keywords: Additive groups of rings, nil-groups, square subgroups, abelian groups

Published
2018-07-17
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1727-933X
print ISSN: 1607-3606