Date of Award
Master of Arts in Mathematics
The Nichols-Zoeller freeness theorem states that a finite dimensional Hopf algebra is free as a module over any subHopfalgebra. We will prove this theorem, as well as the first significant generalization of this theorem, which was proven three years later. This generalization says that if the Hopf algebra is infinite dimensional, then the Hopf algebra is still free if the subHopfalgebra is finite dimensional and semisimple . We will also look at several other significant generalizations that have since been proven.
Walker, Christopher David, "Freeness of Hopf algebras" (2006). Theses Digitization Project. 3496.