# Locally well generated homotopy categories of complexes

### Jan Stovicek

## Abstract

We show that the homotopy category of complexes $\mathbf{K}(\mathcal{B})$ over any finitely accessible additive category $\mathcal{B}$ is locally well generated. That is, any localizing subcategory $\mathcal{L}$ in $\mathbf{K}(\mathcal{B})$ which is generated by a set is well generated in the sense of Neeman. We also show that $\mathbf{K}(\mathcal{B})$ itself being well generated is equivalent to $\mathcal{B}$ being pure semisimple, a concept which naturally generalizes right pure semisimplicity of a ring $R$ for $\mathcal{B}= \textrm{Mod-}R$.

## Cite this article

Jan Stovicek, Locally well generated homotopy categories of complexes. Doc. Math. 15 (2010), pp. 507–525

DOI 10.4171/DM/304