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### On $\alpha$-Short Modules

#### Abstract

We introduce and study the concept of $\alpha$-short modules (a $0$-short module is just a short module, i.e., for each submodule $N$ of a module $M$, either $N$ or $\frac{M}{N}$ is Noetherian). Using this concept we extend some of the basic results of short modules to $\alpha$-short modules. In particular, we show that if $M$ is an $\alpha$-short module, where $\alpha$ is a countable ordinal, then every submodule of $M$ is countably generated. We observe that if $M$ is an $\alpha$-short module then the Noetherian dimension of $M$ is either $\alpha$ or $\alpha+1$. In particular, if $R$ is a semiprime ring, then $R$ is $\alpha$-short as an $R$-module if and only if its Noetherian dimension is $\alpha$.

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PDFDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7146/math.scand.a-16638

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