Module factorisation theorem

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  1. Quotient module
  2. Tidy up
  3. Add proof


Let [ilmath](R,+,*,0)[/ilmath] be a ring (with or without unity) and let [ilmath]M[/ilmath] be a (left) [[R-module|[ilmath]R[/ilmath]-module}}. Let [ilmath]A[/ilmath] be a submodule of [ilmath]A[/ilmath]. Then[1]:

  • for every homomorphism [ilmath]\varphi:M\rightarrow B[/ilmath] for some [ilmath]R[/ilmath]-module [ilmath]B[/ilmath] whose kernel contains [ilmath]A[/ilmath]
    • [ilmath]\varphi[/ilmath] factors uniquely though the canonical projection [ilmath]\pi:M\rightarrow \frac{M}{A} [/ilmath]
    • That is to say there is a unique [ilmath]\psi:\frac{M}{A}\rightarrow B[/ilmath] such that [ilmath]\varphi=\psi\circ\pi[/ilmath]


  1. Abstract Algebra - Pierre Antoine Grillet