## Publicacions Matemàtiques

### Nice Elongations of Primary Abelian Groups

#### Abstract

Suppose $N$ is a nice subgroup of the primary abelian group $G$ and $A=G/N$. The paper discusses various contexts in which $G$ satisfying some property implies that $A$ also satisfies the property, or visa versa, especially when $N$ is countable. For example, if $n$ is a positive integer, $G$ has length not exceeding $\omega_1$ and $N$ is countable, then $G$ is $n$-summable if $A$ is $n$-summable. When $A$ is separable and $N$ is countable, we discuss the condition that any such $G$ decomposes into the direct sum of a countable and a separable group, and we show that it is undecidable in ZFC whether this condition implies that $A$ must be a direct sum of cyclics. We also relate these considerations to the study of nice bases for primary abelian groups.

#### Article information

Source
Publ. Mat., Volume 54, Number 2 (2010), 317-339.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 28 June 2010