On kernels of cellular covers Academic Article uri icon


  • In the present paper we continue to examine cellular covers of groups, focusing on the cardinality and the structure of the kernel K of the cellular map G-> M . We show that in general a torsion free reduced abelian group M may have a proper class of non-isomorphic cellular covers. In other words, the cardinality of the kernels is unbounded. In the opposite direction we show that if the kernel of a cellular cover of any group M has certain ``freeness'' properties, then its cardinality must be bounded.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007