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An ideal is a subset of ring such that it is possible to make a quotient ring with respect to this subset. This is the most frequent use of the name ideal, but it is used in other areas of mathematics too: ideals in set theory and order theory (which are closely related), ideals in semigroups, ...

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### Maximal ideal of polynomial ring over a subfield

Let $L/K$ be an algebraic extension of fields. Let $B = L[X,Y]$ and $A = K[X,Y]$. Suppose $a$, $b \in L$ and $m = (X-a,Y-b)$ is an ideal of $B$. Show that $m$ and $m \cap A$ are maximal ideals of $B$ ...
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### $M=I\times J$ for some $I,J$ [duplicate]

Let $R,S$ be two rings with identity. Prove that every ideal of $R\times S$ is of the form $I \times J$ where $I$ is an ideal of $R$ and $J$ is an ideal of $S$ . Obviously $I \times J$ is an ideal of ...
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### In a regular local ring every ideal has a FFR

Let $A$ be a regular local ring. Then every ideal has a finite free resolution. My thoughts: it's easy to prove that every ideal $I$ has a free resolution. In fact $I$ is finite and there is a ...
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### How to show that an ideal is maximal

How do you show that $\langle y^2+2, x-1 \rangle$ is a maximal ideal in $\Bbb Q[x,y]$? I know that if you add another element that is not in this ideal, you should get the whole ring, thus showing ...
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### Proof review: Every maximal ideal of ring of continuous functions has the same form

Let $R$ be the ring of real-valued continuous functions on $[0,1]$. If $M$ is a maximal ideal of $R$ prove $\exists \lambda \in [0,1]$ s.t. $M = \{f(x) \in R : f(\lambda) = 0 \}$. (from Herstein ...
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### Checking whether $x^2-5$ is prime but not maximal

I want to find an example of a prime ideal that is not maximal. I thought about $x^2-5$. We know that $Z[\sqrt{-5}]\cong Z[x]/(x^2-5)$ is an integral domain, therefore is $x^2-5$ prime. However, I ...
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### A question on $R$-modules

Let $M$ be a non-trivial irreducible (simple) $R$-module . Let $0 \ne m \in M$ and $A(m_0):=\{x \in R: xm_0=0\}$ , then is $A(m_0)$ a maximal left-ideal of $R$ and as $R$-modules , $M$ and $R/A(m_0)$ ...
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### For $I,J$ ideals $P$ Prime ideal, show that $IJ\subset P \iff I\cap J \subset P$

Question : Prove the following equivalence $IJ\subset P \iff I\cap J \subset P \iff$ $I$ or $J \subset P$ I was able to do this $IJ \subset I$ and $IJ \subset J$ so $IJ \subset P$ $IJ \subset I$ ...
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### Expressing polynomial as linear combinaion

I found these questions in Adams Introduction to Groebner bases Let $f=x^6-1$ and $g=x^4+2x^3+2x^2-2x-3$. Let $I=\langle f,g\rangle$. Calculate the polynomial that generates $I$ alone. After a ...
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### Riemann-Roch Theorem and Ideals of a Ring

I found in some Math book a comment stating that the study of Ideals in ring theory à la Dedekind (all kinds of ideals? only one-sided ideals?) could be transferred to other areas (specifically, ...
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### Looking for a terminology in ring theory (“ideal” which is not necessarily closed under addition )

I am wondering if there is a name for the subsets $S$ of a commutative ring $R$ such that for every $r\in R$ and every $s\in S$ we have $rs\in S$. Thus $S$ is ...
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### What is the difference between submodules of $A/\mathfrak a$ as $A$-module or as $A/\mathfrak a$-module?

If $\mathfrak a$ is an ideal of unital commutative ring $A$, then we can consider $A/\mathfrak a$ as $A$ module or as $A/\mathfrak a$ module. If $A=\mathbb Z$ there is no structural difference between ...
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### Prime ideal $P$ of $\mathbb{Z}[x]$ such that $P \cap \mathbb{Z}=\{0\}$ is principal

The problem stated more precisely is this: Let $P$ be a prime ideal of $\mathbb{Z}[x]$ such that $P \cap \mathbb{Z} =\{0\}$. Show that $P$ is a principal ideal. I think there is a problem with my ...
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### Example of a Non-Graded Ideal in a Graded Ring

A ring $S$ is said to be graded if there are additive subgroups $S_0, S_1, S_2, \ldots$ such that $S=\bigoplus_{k\geq 0}S_k$ and $S_iS_j\subseteq S_{i+j}$ for all $i$ and $j$. An ideal $I$ in a ...
### If $R$ is a commutative ring, the nilpotents form necessarily an ideal of $R$? [duplicate]
This is an algebra question from an exam a few years ago: Let $R$ be a ring, and let $N = \{a \in R: a^n = 0 \text{ for some } n \in \mathbb{N}, (n \text{ depends on } a) \}$. Prove or disprove: ...