A dual to tight closure theory
Abstract
We introduce an operation on modules over an $F$finite ring of characteristic $p$. We call this operation \emph{tight interior}. While it exists more generally, in some cases this operation is equivalent to the Matlis dual of tight closure. Moreover, the interior of the ring itself is simply the big test ideal. We directly prove, without appeal to tight closure, results analogous to persistence, colon capturing, and working modulo minimal primes, and we begin to develop a theory dual to phantom homology. Using our dual notion of persistence, we obtain new and interesting transformation rules for tight interior, and so in particular for the test ideal, which complement the main results of a recent paper of the second author and K. Tucker. Using our theory of phantom homology, we prove a vanishing theorem for maps of Ext. We also compare our theory to M. Blickle's notion of Cartier modules, and in the process, we prove new existence results for Blickle's test submodule. Finally, we apply the theory we developed to the study of test ideals in nonnormal rings, proving that the finitistic test ideal coincides with the big test ideal in some cases.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 October 2011
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1110.4647
 Bibcode:
 2011arXiv1110.4647E
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Commutative Algebra;
 Mathematics  Algebraic Geometry;
 13A35;
 13B22;
 13B40;
 14B05;
 14F18
 EPrint:
 References added and other minor changes. To appear in the Nagoya Mathematical Journal