In this paper, we invoke the theory of generalized inverses and the minus partial order on the study of regular matrices over a commutative ring to define rank–function for regular matrices and dimension–function for finitely generated projective modules which are direct summands of a free module. Some properties held by the rank of a matrix and the dimension of a vector space over a field are generalized. Also, a generalization of rank–nullity theorem has been established when the matrix given is regular.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Algebra and Number Theory