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A note on a theorem of May concerning commutative group algebras

Authors: Paul Hill and William Ullery
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 110 (1990), 59-63
MSC: Primary 20C07; Secondary 20K10
MathSciNet review: 1039530
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Abstract: Let $ G$ be a coproduct of $ p$-primary abelian groups with each factor of cardinality not exceeding $ {\aleph _1}$, and let $ F$ be a perfect field of characteristic $ p$. If $ V(G)$ is the group of normalized units of the group algebra $ F(G)$, it is shown that $ G$ is a direct factor of $ V(G)$ and that the complementary factor is simply presented. This generalizes a theorem of W. May, who proved the result in the case when $ G$ itself has cardinality not exceeding $ {\aleph _1}$ and length not exceeding $ {\omega _1}$.

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