The relative modular object and Frobenius extensions of finite Hopf algebras

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For a certain kind of tensor functor F:C→D, we define the relative modular object χF∈D as the “difference” between a left adjoint and a right adjoint of F. Our main result claims that, if C and D are finite tensor categories, then χF can be written in terms of a categorical analogue of the modular function on a Hopf algebra. Applying this result to the restriction functor associated to an extension A/B of finite-dimensional Hopf algebras, we recover the result of Fischman, Montgomery and Schneider on the Frobenius type property of A/B. We also apply our results to obtain a “braided” version and a “bosonization” version of the result of Fischman et al.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-112
Number of pages38
JournalJournal of Algebra
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 1


  • Frobenius extensions
  • Frobenius functors
  • Hopf algebras
  • Tensor categories

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory


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