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Xn j =1 i=1 This can be abbreviated as ∃x θ (x, x ) where x = (x1 , . . , xk ) and x = (xk+1 , . . , xn ). Any condition φ of this form is a pp condition and any subgroup of M k of the form φ(M) is said to be a pp-definable subgroup of M or, more accurately, a subgroup of M k pp-definable in M. 1 Pp conditions 5 “positive primitive”, is from logic and refers to the formal shape of the condition. The terms finitely matrizable subgroup and subgroup of finite definition are also used, following Zimmermann, respectively Gruson and Jensen, for what is here called a pp-definable subgroup.

Applying the above recipe to the pp condition over Z, which is ∃y1 , y2 (x = y1 + y2 ∧ y1 4 = 0 ∧ y2 4 = 0), that is, ∃y x = y 1 1 ∧y 4 0 0 4 =0 , illustrates that if a pp condition is not in “simplest” form (if there is such), then the free realisation computed from it may well have “redundant” direct summands. 16. 1). 4 2b bb Ñ α2 ÑÑ bbα1 Ñ bb b0 ÐÑÑÑ β1 β2 1 Ñ aaa Ñ aa Ñ ÑÑγ1 γ2 aa ÐÑÑ 0 3 5 α1 γ2 = 0 = α2 γ1 Let R be the path algebra of this quiver over some field. Let φ(x) be the pp condition x = xe2 ∧ xβ1 = 0 ∧ α2 | xα1 .

3]) If φ is a pp condition, with free realisation (C, c), and if M is any module, then the sequence of abelian groups 0 → (C/ c , M) → (C, M) → φ(M) → 0 is exact, where c denotes the submodule of C generated by the entries of c and where the map is induced by the canonical projection C → C/ c . Proof. 17) consists of those f which are zero on c, that is, which factor through C → C/ c . 29. If C ∈ mod-R, c ∈ C n and M ∈ Mod-R, then the trace of (C, c) in M is tr(C,c) (M) = {f c : f ∈ (C, M)} ≤ M n .