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The rank of finitely generated modules over group algebras


Author: Gábor Elek
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 131 (2003), 3477-3485
MSC (2000): Primary 43A07, 20C07
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-03-06908-9
Published electronically: February 6, 2003
MathSciNet review: 1991759
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Abstract: We show the existence of a rank function on finitely generated modules over group algebras $K\Gamma$, where $K$ is an arbitrary field and $\Gamma$ is a finitely generated amenable group. This extends a result of W. Lück (1998).


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Gábor Elek
Affiliation: Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 127, H-1364 Budapest, Hungary
Email: elek@renyi.hu

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-03-06908-9
Keywords: Amenable groups, group algebras, finitely generated modules, invariant subspaces
Received by editor(s): November 14, 2001
Received by editor(s) in revised form: May 31, 2002
Published electronically: February 6, 2003
Communicated by: Martin Lorenz
Article copyright: © Copyright 2003 American Mathematical Society

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