This is a follow-up to this question. Since an abelian category cannot be cartesian closed, clearly the hom functor is not right adjoint to the product (by an object). However, does the product (by an object) admit a right adjoint for some objects? If so, what is it? Does it exist in general? Does it only hold for finite products?
In an additive category the functor F(–) = – × A = – ⊕ A cannot have a right adjoint unless A = 0. If F had a right adjoint then it would preserve coproducts and in particular A = F(0) = F(0 ⊕ 0) = F(0) ⊕ F(0) = A ⊕ A via the fold map. This means Hom(A, K) = Hom(A, K) × Hom(A, K) for every K, but Hom(A, K) is nonempty (we have zero maps) so Hom(A, K) = • and thus A = 0 by Yoneda.
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