By Lars Garding, Torbjörn Tambour

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Otherwise = = = O,a, ... ,(m-l)a are all the elements of Za and they are all different. Addition and subtraction in Za are performed under the condition that ma = O. This determines these operations completely; we have ra = sa if and only if r == s (m). This module is said to be cyclic of order m , where 'order' means the number of elements. When a = 0, Za contains only the element O. The elements of a cyclic module of order m behaves exactly as the congruence classes mod m under addition and subtraction.

Prove also that if a and b are the generators of A and B, then a + b has order mn. Prove that (ra, sb) -+ (rm' + sn')(a + b) where mm' + nn' = 1 is an isomorphism from A $ B to the cyclic module generated by a + b. Exercise Let M and N be modules. Show that the direct sums M $ Nand N $ M are isomorphic. Let 1:M -+ M' be a module morphism. Then the image iml = I(M) of 1 is a submodule of M'. To see this, note that if I(a) and I(b) are images of elements in M, so is I(a) - I(b) = I(a - b). The set of eleme~ts in M which are mapped by 1 to the zero 0' of M' is called the kernel of I, ker I.

PROOF: The elements of A + B have the form a + b with a in A and b in B. Hence A + B is a module. Let a be the generator of A and b that of B. Then c = a + b has the order mn. In fact, if rc = 0, then 0 = ra + rb so that 0 = mra = -mrb. It follows that n divides r. Similarly, m divides r. Hence r is a multiple of mn which is also the order of c. Since A + B has at most mn elements, c generates A + B. This finishes the proof. Group notation For commutative groups, the notion of submodule corresponds to subgroup.