All quasihereditary algebras with a regular exact Borel subalgebra

Abstract

Not every quasihereditary algebra $(A,\Phi,\unlhd)$ has an exact Borel subalgebra. A theorem by Koenig, Külshammer and Ovsienko asserts that there always exists a quasihereditary algebra Morita equivalent to $A$ that has a regular exact Borel subalgebra, but a characterisation of such a Morita representative is not directly obtainable from their work. This paper gives a criterion to decide whether a quasihereditary algebra contains a regular exact Borel subalgebra and provides a method to compute all the representatives of $A$ that have a regular exact Borel subalgebra. It is shown that the Cartan matrix of a regular exact Borel subalgebra of a quasihereditary algebra $(A,\Phi,\unlhd)$ only depends on the composition factors of the standard and costandard $A$-modules and on the dimension of the $\operatorname{Hom}$-spaces between standard $A$-modules. We also characterise the basic quasihereditary algebras that admit a regular exact Borel subalgebra.

Publication
arXiv preprint, arXiv:2010.04139