Two instances of duality in commutative algebra

  • In this thesis we address two instances of duality in commutative algebra. In the first part, we consider value semigroups of non irreducible singular algebraic curves and their fractional ideals. These are submonoids of Z^n closed under minima, with a conductor and which fulfill special compatibility properties on their elements. Subsets of Z^n fulfilling these three conditions are known in the literature as good semigroups and their ideals, and their class strictly contains the class of value semigroup ideals. We examine good semigroups both independently and in relation with their algebraic counterpart. In the combinatoric setting, we define the concept of good system of generators, and we show that minimal good systems of generators are unique. In relation with the algebra side, we give an intrinsic definition of canonical semigroup ideals, which yields a duality on good semigroup ideals. We prove that this semigroup duality is compatible with the Cohen-Macaulay duality under taking values. Finally, using the duality on good semigroup ideals, we show a symmetry of the Poincaré series of good semigroups with special properties. In the second part, we treat Macaulay’s inverse system, a one-to-one correspondence which is a particular case of Matlis duality and an effective method to construct Artinian k-algebras with chosen socle type. Recently, Elias and Rossi gave the structure of the inverse system of positive dimensional Gorenstein k-algebras. We extend their result by establishing a one-to-one correspondence between positive dimensional level k-algebras and certain submodules of the divided power ring. We give several examples to illustrate our result.

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Author:Laura Tozzo
Advisor:Mathias Schulze, Maria Evelina Rossi
Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Language of publication:English
Publication Date:2017/12/18
Year of Publication:2017
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Granting Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Acceptance Date of the Thesis:2017/12/15
Date of the Publication (Server):2017/12/19
Tag:Macaulay’s inverse system; canonical module; curve singularity; duality; level K-algebras; value semigroup
Number of page:X, 131
Faculties / Organisational entities:Kaiserslautern - Fachbereich Mathematik
DDC-Cassification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 510 Mathematik
MSC-Classification (mathematics):13-XX COMMUTATIVE RINGS AND ALGEBRAS
Licence (German):Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung (CC BY 4.0)