JournalsprimsVol. 43 , No. 2DOI 10.2977/prims/1201011783

Picard Groups of Some Local Categories

  • Yousuke Kamiya

    2-17, Imazuyama-Naka, Hyogo, Japan
  • Katsumi Shimomura

    Kochi University, Japan
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For each p-local spectrum E, ℒ_E_ denotes the full subcategory consisting of E-local spectra of the category of p-local spectra. The Picard group Pic(ℒ_E_) is the collection of isomorphism classes of invertible spectra in ℒ_E_. If this is a set, it is a group with multiplication defined by the smash product. We show that if a spectrum E satisfies a relation (E) ≥ H_ℤ/p of the Bousfield classes, then Pic(ℒ_E) = ℤ. In particular, Pic(ℒ_E_) = ℤ if E is connective.