## Abstract

Let R be a Gorenstein complete local ring. We say that finitely generated modules M and N are linked if Hom_{R/λR}(M,R/λR) ≅ Ω^{1}_{R/λR}(N), where λ is a regular sequence contained in both of the annihilators of M and N. We shall show that the Cohen-Macaulay approximation functor gives rise to a map Φr from the set of even linkage classes of Cohen-Macaulay modules of codimension r to the set of isomorphism classes of maximal Cohen-Macaulay modules. When r - 1, we give a condition for two modules to have the same image under the map Φr. If r - 2 and if R is a normal domain of dimension two, then we can show that Φr is a surjective map if and only if R is a unique factorization domain. Several explicit computations for hypersurface rings are also given.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 305-318 |

Number of pages | 14 |

Journal | Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra |

Volume | 149 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Jun 6 2000 |

Externally published | Yes |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Algebra and Number Theory