nLab Lazard's criterion

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Context

Algebra

higher algebra

universal algebra

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Statement

Let $R$ be a commutative ring. (or maybe any ring?)

Proposition

(Lazard’s criterion)

An $R$-module is a flat module precisely if it is a filtered colimit of free modules.

This is due to (Lazard (1964)). See at flat module for more.

References

• Daniel Lazard, Sur les modules plats C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris 258, 6313–6316 (1964)

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