Freyd's generating hypothesis with almost split sequences.
Jon F. Carlson
Department of Mathematics
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602, USA
jfc@math.uga.edu
Sunil K. Chebolu
Department of Mathematics
University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 5B7, Canada
schebolu@uwo.ca
Jan Minac
Department of Mathematics
University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 5B7, Canada
minac@uwo.ca
Abstract:
Freyd's generating hypothesis for the stable module category of a non-trivial finite group G is the statement that a map between finitely generated kG-modules that belongs to the thick subcategory generated by k factors through a projective if the induced map on Tate cohomology is trivial. In this paper we show that Freyd's generating hypothesis fails for kG when the Sylow p-subgroup of G has order at least 4 using almost split sequences. By combining this with our earlier work, we obtain a complete answer to Freyd's generating hypothesis for the stable module category of a finite group. We also derive some consequences of the generating hypothesis.