Questions about commutative rings, their ideals, and their modules.

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A direct limit of pullbacks

Let an $R$-module $C$ be a direct limit of finitely presented $R$-modules $C_i$, and we have a short exact sequence as follows: $$0→A↪B\stackrel{\pi}→C→0.\qquad (S)$$ From each $C_i$ to the direct ...
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Example of a module such that every proper submodule is finitely generated but the module is not.

Let $R$ be a ring with 1 and $M$ an $R$-module. What is an example such that $M$ is infinitely generated but every proper submodule is finitely generated.
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For a discrete valuation ring to be a PID, must it have an element of valuation 1?

When is a discrete valuation ring a PID? Must it have an element of valuation 1 or is this not necessary?
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The injectivity of $f\mapsto f\circ v$ on $\hom(M'',N)$ implies that $v$ is surjective [duplicate]

I'm an undergrad getting familiar with some notions of commutative algebra by reading Atiyah-McDonald. On the exact sequences part, a part of the proof of (2.9) is proving that if ...
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Bass numbers of minimax modules are finite?

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian ring, and $M$ be a minimax $R$-module. Are the Bass numbers of $M$ are finite? (An $R$-module $M$ is called minimax, if there is a finite submodule $N$ of $M$, such ...
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Modules with finite support in $\mathrm{Max}(R)$

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian ring, and $M$ be an $R$-module. Is the following statement true? If $\mathrm{Supp}_R(M)$ (support of $M$) is a finite subset of $\mathrm{Max}(R)$ (the set of all ...
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Example of commutative algebra over integers where there exists $x$ such that $x = y^2$ for several $y$'s

Is there a commutative algebra over integers such that there exists $x$ with $x = y^2$ for several $y$'s? Also, is there a commutative algebra over integers such that for every $k \in \mathbb{N}$, ...
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Characterization of ideals generated by homogeneous polynomials in terms of $f^{(d)}$ in Gathmann's notes.

On pg. 37 of Gathmann's Algebraic Geometry notes, the following is mentioned: For every $f\in k[x_0,x_1,\dots,x_n]$ be an ideal. The following are equivalent: I can be generated by ...
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Exercise on localization as a colimit

I am doing the following exercise: Suppose $S$ is a multiplicative set of $A$, an integral domain, and interpret $S^{-1}A = \varinjlim \dfrac{1}{s}A$, where the limit is over $s \in S$ and in the ...
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Resultants of two polynomials over a ring

Let $k$ be a field $f,g\in k[x,y]$ be two polynomials. The resultant $R\in k[x]$ is a polynomial function of the coefficients of $f$ and $g$, such that $f$ and $g$ gave a common zero (in an extension) ...
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Rational group algebras and maximal orders

Let $G$ be a finite group, and $\mathbb{Q}[G]$ be the rational group algebra. Then the group ring $\mathbb{Z}[G]$ is an order in $\mathbb{Q}[G]$, but is not in general a maximal order. What can we ...
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Ideal quotient and extension

Let $R$ be a commutative ring and $S$ a subring of $R$. If $I$ is an ideal of $S$ define $I^e$ as the ideal in $R$ generated by $I$, i.e. the extension of $I$ in $R$. If $I,J$ are ideals in $S$, we ...
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Injective hull of $\mathbb{ Z}_n$ [duplicate]

What is the injective hull of $\mathbb Z_n$? I know that in case $n=p$ is prime, the injective hull would be isomorphic to $\mathbb Z_{p^∞}$, but in general case, I have no idea. Can anyone be of ...
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Cardinality of minimal generating set of a module is constant

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with unity and $M$ be a finitely presented module over $R$. Then how to show that for any minimal generating set $S$, the cardinality is same? Edit: Thanks to Martin to ...
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A direct limit concerning some homomorphisms

In an algebra text there is the following argument I am stuck in the last part of which: "Let $f:B→C$ be an epimorphism in the category of $R$-modules, and $D=∑_{n=1}^∞c_nR$ be a countably generated ...
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Injective dimension and Krull dimension of a module

Let $R$ be a regular local ring and $M$ an $R$-module (not necessarily finite), then the injective dimension $\operatorname{id}_R(M)$ of $M$ is finite. When $M$ is finitely generated, we have ...
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A vector space in the form of a tensor product

Let $R$ be a commutative domain with fraction field $K$. It is known that $K_R$ is injective. Now, if $M_R$ is a torsion-free module and we localize at $S=R-0$ we get $M⊗_RK=S^{-1}M⊇M$. My question ...
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Isomorphism between $R$ and its dual space

Let $R$ be a finite dimensional algebra over a field $K$. If $f$ is an $R$-module monomorphism from $R$ to the dual $K$-space $\operatorname{Hom}_K(R,K)$ why it is onto? Thanks!
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When is $k(X)$ algebraic over $k(Y)$ for a dominant morphism $f:X\rightarrow Y$ between varieties.

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ be a dominant morphism between irreducible varieties over an algebraically closed field $k$. When is $k(X)$ algebraic over $k(Y)$? Is there an if and only if criterion? What if ...
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direct sum and product on modules in commutative algebra [on hold]

in finite case direct sum and product are equal, but not otherwise.give examples. also in what situation we use direct sum and product . what is the difference between direct sum and ordinary sum. ...
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Ring of rational power series

Let $A$ be any commutative ring with 1. A power series $f\in A[[t]]$ is called rational if we can find a $g\in A[t]$ such that $fg\in A[t]$. It is clear that the set of rational power series forms a ...
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Help in this notation in Fulton's Algebraic Curves book

I'm reading Fulton's Algebraic Curves book, I'm stuck in the following proposition (page 105): In fact, what I didn't understand is the following notation in the proof of this proposition: Why ...
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Proof that presheaf is a sheaf for Spec

Atiyah Macdonald define presheaf (chapter 3, exercise 23) on the base of $Spec(A)$, where $A$ is commutative ring with $1$, as follows $$ \mathfrak{F}(X_f) = A_f, $$ where $X_f$ is a basic open set ...
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Direct image of the exceptional divisor along a blow-up

Let $X=\mathrm{Spec}(k[x_1,\ldots,x_n])$ for $n\geq 2$, and let $\mathcal{I}=\widetilde{I}\subseteq\mathcal{O}_X$ for an ideal $I\subseteq k[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$. Let ...
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Every element in a ring with finitely many ideals is either a unit or a zero divisor.

I came across the above proposition on mathstackexchange If every nonzero element of $R$ is either a unit or a zero divisor then $R$ contains only finitely many ideals. the link asks a different ...
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Preimages of coprime ideals

Assume $R,S$ are commutative rings, $f:R\to S$ is a surjective ring homomorphism and $I,J$ are coprime ideals in $S$. Must $f^{-1}(I)$ and $f^{-1}(J)$ be coprime in $R$?
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Endomorphisms of the maximal ideal of a local ring

Let $R$ be a commutative local ring with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$. Is it true in general that $\text{Hom}_R(\mathfrak{m},\mathfrak{m})\cong \text{Hom}_R(\mathfrak{m}, R)$? What if the Krull ...
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Quotient of local ring is of finite length

My objective is to show that $\mathcal{O}_{P}/(f,g)$ is of finite length as a $\mathcal{O}_{P}$-module. $\mathcal{O}_{P}$ is the local ring of $P = (0, 0)$. In other words it's $k[x, ...
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The spectrum of a commutative ring with unity and its “topology”

Let $\operatorname{Spec}(R)$ be the set of prime ideals in the commutative ring with unity $R$, and let $\mathfrak a$ be some ideal. Show that we get a topological space if we define the closed sets ...
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Completion of quotient of polynomial ring

Hartshorne's Algebraic Geometry uses the following facts on page 35 without proof: The completion of $(k[x,y]/(y^2-x^2-x^3))_{(x,y)}$ is $k[[x,y]]/(y^2-x^2-x^3)$ and that of $(k[x,y]/(xy))_{(x,y)}$ is ...
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Von Neumann regular but not self-injective ring

I want an example of a von Neumann regular ring which is not self-injective. My thanks go to anybody answering.
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Subbase of a topology containing prime ideals (commutative ring)

Let $A$ be a commutative ring. Prove that the set of the ideal primes of $A$, along with $A$, is a subbase of some topology on (the subjacent set of) $A$ and that the complements of the prime ideals ...
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A statement related to Hilbert Nullstelensatz

By Hilbert Nullstelensatz we know that for any field $k$, every maximal ideal of $k[x_1, ..., x_n]$ has residue field a finite extension of $k$. I also did an exercise which goes: any integral domain ...
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Minimal injective resolution of a module

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian ring and $M$ an $R$-module. Let $0\rightarrow M \rightarrow E^{\bullet}$ be a minimal injective resolution of $M$ and $0\rightarrow M\rightarrow I^{\bullet}$ be an ...
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Does extension of scalars take Noetherian modules to Noetherian modules?

Suppose $A$ is a commutative ring with unity, and $B$ is an $A$-algebra. If $M$ is a Noetherian $A$-module, is $M \otimes_A B$ Noetherian as a $B$-module? Note that there are no finiteness conditions ...
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Showing that $x^3+y^3+z^3=0$ is not rational

Is there a short proof that $F:x^3+y^3+z^3=0$ in $\mathbf{P}^2$ is not rational, apart from using the genus? Perhaps this is an elliptic curve, so every morphism $\mathbf{P}^n\rightarrow F$ is ...
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$k$-algebra homomorphism of the polynomial ring $k[x_1,\dots,x_n]$

Let $\phi:k[x_1,\dots,x_n]\mapsto k[x_1,\dots,x_n]$ be a $k$-algebra homomorphism with $\phi(x_i)=f_i$, where $k$ is algebraically closed and has characteristic zero. I have the following questions: ...
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Example of a ring which is not CM at all its prime ideals

A commutative ring $A$ is said to be CM at a maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$ if and only if $Depth(A_{\mathfrak{m}})=Krull(A_{\mathfrak{m}})$. What is an example of a connected commutative ring $A$ which ...
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Flatness after dividing out a minimal prime ideal

Let $A \hookrightarrow B$ be an extension of finitely generated, reduced $k$-algebras, where $k$ is a field of characteristic zero such that $B$ is a free $A$-module of finite rank. Let $A$ be an ...
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A nonregular local ring [duplicate]

Consider the ring of the formal power series $k[[T_1,\ldots,T_n]]$ ($k$ algebraically closed) where $\mathfrak m$ is the maximal ideal. If $f\in\mathfrak m^2$, why $$\frac{k[[T_1,\ldots,T_n]]}{(f)}$$ ...
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Height one prime avoidance in normal domains [duplicate]

Let $R$ be a Noetherian normal domain. Let $X$ be the set of height one prime ideals of $R$, and let $\mathfrak p \in X$. Can one have $$ \mathfrak p \subseteq \bigcup_{\mathfrak q \in X \setminus ...
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Some residue field

Consider a prime ideal $\mathfrak{p}\in\mathrm{Spec} \ \mathbf{Z}[x]$; the residue field at $\mathfrak{p}$ is the fraction field of $\mathbf{Z}[x]/\mathfrak{p}$. Can we classify the residue fields? I ...
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Are $\mathbb{Q}$ or $\mathbb{Z}$ flat modules?

I have the following three question about flat modules. Why is not $\mathbb{Z}$ a flat $\mathbb{Z}$-module. Why is $\mathbb{Q}$ a flat module $\mathbb{Z}$-module. I need an example of a module which ...
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Multiplicity of a module in a particular case

We define multiplicity of a module M of dimension $d>0$ as $$mult(M) := lc (P_M) (d-1)!$$ where $P_M$ denotes the Hilbert polynomial of M. Equivalently, we have $mult(M) = Q_M(1)$, where $HP_M (z) ...
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Torsion-free quotient of integer polynomial ring

Consider the ring of polynomials $\mathbb{Z}[x,y]$ and let $I$ be the ideal $(xy,x+y)$. Is the quotient $\mathbb{Z}[x,y]/I$ torsion-free as a $\mathbb{Z}$-module? How does one approach this type of ...
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Another description of injective hull

Let $I$ be an injective module containing a module $M$, let $M_1$ be a submodule of $I$ maximal with respect to the property that $M_1∩M=0$, and let $M_2$ be a submodule of $I$ containing $M$ maximal ...
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Deduction of usual Cayley-Hamilton Theorem from “Determinant Trick”

Here is a statement of a standard theorem in commutative algebra (see page 60 of this book): Theorem. ("Determinant Trick") Suppose that $R$ is a commutative ring with $1$. Let $M$ be a finitely ...
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If $R$ is a domain and $M$ a finitely generated $R$-module, is it true that $\bigcap_{f\in M^{*}}\ker{f}=\operatorname{Tor}M$?

Let $R$ be a domain and $M$ a finitely generated $R$-module. Let $M^{*}=\hom_{R}(M,R)$. Let Tor$M$ be the torsion submodule of $M$. It it true that $$\displaystyle\bigcap_{f\in ...
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On Hilbert's Nullstellensatz Theorem

I was reading Ravi Vakil's notes on his website and he states the Hilbert Nullstellensatz (3.2.5.): If $k$ is any field, every maximal ideal of $k[x_1, ..., x_n]$ has residue field a finite extension ...
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Nonintegral element and a homomorphism

Assume $R\subseteq S$ are rings. Choose $x\in S$ nonintegral over $R$. I want to define a homomorphism from $R[x^{-1}]$ to an arbitrary field containing $R$ which maps $x^{-1}$ to zero. I was ...