Homology, Homotopy and Applications

Volume 17 (2015)

Number 2

On homotopy categories of Gorenstein modules: Compact generation and dimensions

Pages: 13 – 24

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4310/HHA.2015.v17.n2.a2


Nan Gao (Department of Mathematics, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China)


Let $A$ be a virtually Gorenstein algebra of finite CM-type. We establish a duality between the subcategory of compact objects in the homotopy category of Gorenstein projective left $A$-modules and the bounded Gorenstein derived category of finitely generated right $A$-modules. Let $R$ be a two-sided noetherian ring such that the subcategory of Gorenstein flat modules $R\mbox{-}\mathcal{GF}$ is closed under direct products. We show that the inclusion $K(R\mbox{-}\mathcal{GF})\to K(R\mbox{-}{\rm Mod})$ of homotopy categories admits a right adjoint. We introduce the notion of Gorenstein representation dimension for an algebra of finite CM-type, and give a lower bound by the dimension of its bounded Gorenstein derived category.


Gorenstein projective module, Gorenstein flat module, compactly generated homotopy category, Gorenstein representation dimension

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification


Published 3 December 2015