Noncommutative matrix factorizations with an application to skew exterior algebras

Research paper by Izuru Mori, Kenta Ueyama

Indexed on: 20 Jun '18Published on: 20 Jun '18Published in: arXiv - Mathematics - Rings and Algebras


Theory of matrix factorizations is useful to study hypersurfaces in commutative algebra. To study noncommutative hypersurfaces, which are important objects of study in noncommutative algebraic geometry, we introduce a notion of noncommutative matrix factorization for an arbitrary nonzero non-unit element of a ring. First we show that the category of noncommutative graded matrix factorizations is invariant under the operation called twist (this result is a generalization of the result by Cassidy-Conner-Kirkman-Moore). Then we give two category equivalences involving noncommutative matrix factorizations and totally reflexive modules (this result is analogous to the famous result by Eisenbud for commutative hypersurfaces). As an application, we describe indecomposable noncommutative graded matrix factorizations over skew exterior algebras.