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Macaulay2Doc :: cover(Module)

cover(Module) -- get the covering free module

Synopsis

Description

The free module F is the source of the generator matrix of M.
i1 : R = QQ[a..f];
i2 : g = matrix{{a,b},{c,d},{e,f}}

o2 = | a b |
     | c d |
     | e f |

             3       2
o2 : Matrix R  <--- R
i3 : M = subquotient(g,matrix{{b},{c},{d}})

o3 = subquotient (| a b |, | b |)
                  | c d |  | c |
                  | e f |  | d |

                               3
o3 : R-module, subquotient of R
i4 : cover M

      2
o4 = R

o4 : R-module, free, degrees {2:1}
i5 : cover M == source generators M

o5 = true

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