Composition factors for indecomposable modules
Author: Dieter Happel
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 86 (1982), 29-31
MSC: Primary 16A64; Secondary 16A46
MathSciNet review: 663860
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Abstract: Let be a field and be a finite-dimensional algebra over having only a finite number of isomorphism classes of indecomposable -modules. Let , be two indecomposable -modules. Then a homomorphism is said to be irreducible if for every factorization , is split mono or is split epi . The aim of this note is to give an elementary proof of the fact that the indecomposable -modules are completely determined, up to isomorphism, by their composition factors if there is no chain of irreducible maps from an indecomposable module to itself. This theorem was first proved in  involving the theory of tilted algebras.
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