The Stacks project

A functor with an exact left adjoint preserves injectives

Lemma 12.29.1. Let $\mathcal{A}$ and $\mathcal{B}$ be abelian categories. Let $u : \mathcal{A} \to \mathcal{B}$ and $v : \mathcal{B} \to \mathcal{A}$ be additive functors. Assume

  1. $u$ is right adjoint to $v$, and

  2. $v$ transforms injective maps into injective maps.

Then $u$ transforms injectives into injectives.

Proof. Let $I$ be an injective object of $\mathcal{A}$. Let $\varphi : N \to M$ be an injective map in $\mathcal{B}$ and let $\alpha : N \to uI$ be a morphism. By adjointness we get a morphism $\alpha : vN \to I$ and by assumption $v\varphi : vN \to vM$ is injective. Hence as $I$ is an injective object we get a morphism $\beta : vM \to I$ extending $\alpha $. By adjointness again this corresponds to a morphism $\beta : M \to uI$ as desired. $\square$

Comments (1)

Comment #5064 by Remy on

Suggested slogan: functors with an exact left adjoint preserve injectives.

There are also:

  • 1 comment(s) on Section 12.29: Injectives and adjoint functors

Post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.

In your comment you can use Markdown and LaTeX style mathematics (enclose it like $\pi$). A preview option is available if you wish to see how it works out (just click on the eye in the toolbar).

Unfortunately JavaScript is disabled in your browser, so the comment preview function will not work.

All contributions are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.

In order to prevent bots from posting comments, we would like you to prove that you are human. You can do this by filling in the name of the current tag in the following input field. As a reminder, this is tag 015Z. Beware of the difference between the letter 'O' and the digit '0'.