Sign up ×
Mathematics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people studying math at any level and professionals in related fields. It's 100% free, no registration required.

What does "Hauptidealsatz" mean in "Krull's Hauptidealsatz"? Thank you very much.

share|cite|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 11 down vote accepted

Google gives "Krull's principal ideal theorem".

More precisely, "Haupt-" is principal, "ideal" is, well, ideal, and "satz" is theorem. Compare to Hilbert's Nullstellensatz.

share|cite|improve this answer
(Nullstellensatz = zero-locus theorem. Null = zero, Stellen = sites or locations, Satz = theorem or statement) – Stahl May 9 '13 at 1:33

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.