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We introduce the notion of an idempotent radical class of module coalgebras over a bialgebra B. We prove that if R is an idempotent radical class of B-module coalgebras, then every B-module coalgebra contains a unique maximal B-submodule coalgebra in R. Moreover, a B-module coalgebra C is a member of R if, and only if, D B is in R for every simple subcoalgebra D of C. The collection of B-cocleft coalgebras and the collection of H-projective module coalgebras over a Hopf algebra H are idempotent radical classes. As applications, we use these idempotent radical classes to give another proofs for a projectivity theorem and a normal basis theorem of Schneider without assuming a bijective antipode. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra

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