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The Baer sum functor and algebraic $ K$-theory

Author: Irwin S. Pressman
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 162 (1971), 273-286
MSC: Primary 18.10
MathSciNet review: 0283048
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Abstract: The Baer sum operation can be described in such a way that it becomes a functorial product on categories of exact sequences of a fixed length. This product is proven to be coherently associative and commutative. The Grothendieck groups and Whitehead groups of some of these categories are computed.

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Keywords: Algebraic K-theory, Baer sum, category of fractions, coherent functor, counit, unit, Grothendieck group, Whitehead group, short exact sequence, selective abelian category, pullback, pushout
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