Abelian groups with a minimal generating set
AbstractWe study the existence of minimal generating sets in Abelian groups. We prove that Abelian groups with minimal generating sets are not closed under quotients, nor under subgroups, nor under infinite products. We give necessary and sufficient conditions for existence of a minimal generating set providing that the Abelian group is uncountable, torsion, or torsion-free completely decomposable.
Quaestiones Mathematicae 33(2010), 147–159