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Unramified extensions
*October 20, 2009*

*Posted by Akhil Mathew in algebra, algebraic number theory, number theory.*

Tags: discrete valuation rings, Nakayama's lemma, unramified extensions

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Tags: discrete valuation rings, Nakayama's lemma, unramified extensions

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As is likely the case with many math bloggers, I’ve been looking quite a bit at MO and haven’t updated on some of the previous series in a while.

Back to ANT. Today, we tackle the case . We workÂ in the local case where all our DVRs are complete, and all our residue fields are perfect (e.g. finite) (EDIT: I don’t think this works out in the non-local case). I’ll just state these assumptions at the outset. Then, **unramified extensions** can be described fairly explicitly. (more…)

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Why simple modules are often finite-dimensional II
*July 22, 2009*

*Posted by Akhil Mathew in algebra, representation theory.*

Tags: algebra, finite-dimensional vector spaces, Nakayama's lemma, representation theory, simple modules

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I had a post a few days back on why simple representations of algebras over a field which are finitely generated over their centers are always finite-dimensional, where I covered some of the basic ideas, without actually finishing the proof; that is the purpose of this post.

So, let’s review the notation: is our ground field, which we no longer assume algebraically closed (thanks to a comment in the previous post), is a -algebra, its center. We assume is a finitely generated ring over , so in particular Noetherian: each ideal of is finitely generated.

Theorem 1 (Dixmier, Quillen)If is a finite -module, then any simple -module is a finite-dimensional -vector space.