We consider the question of whether the injective modules generate the unbounded derived category of a ring as a triangulated category with arbitrary coproducts. We give an example of a non-Noetherian commutative ring where they don't, but prove that they do for any Noetherian commutative ring. For non-commutative finite dimensional algebras the question is open, and we prove that if injectives generate for such an algebra, then the finitistic dimension conjecture holds for that algebra.
- Derived categories
- Finite dimensional algebras
- Finitistic dimension conjecture