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Direct products and sums of torsion-free Abelian groups

Author: C. E. Murley
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 38 (1973), 235-241
MSC: Primary 20K15
MathSciNet review: 0311800
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Abstract: Let $ A$ be a finite rank, indecomposable torsion-free Abelian group whose $ p$-ranks are less than two for all primes $ p$. Let $ G$ be a direct product of copies of $ A$, and $ B$ be a nonzero countable pure subgroup of $ G$ such that $ B$ is the span of the homomorphic images of $ A$ in $ B$. Then it is shown that $ B$ is a direct sum of copies of $ A$. This result is applied to obtain a Krull-Schmidt theorem for direct sums of groups $ A$ from a semirigid class of groups. In particular, if the groups $ A$ have rank one, then the well-known BaerKulikov-Kaplansky theorem is obtained.

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Keywords: $ p$-rank of a group, $ J$-group, strongly homogeneous group, semirigid class of groups, cohesive group
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