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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Two ideals both alike in dignity, in fair Paris where we lay our scene. (proving ideals are isomorphic)

Let $A$ be an integral domain. I have to show that two ideals $\mathfrak a$ and $\mathfrak b$ are isomorphic as $A$-modules if and only if there exist $a$ and $b$ such that $a\mathfrak b=b\mathfrak ...
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Ideal with large Grobner basis with respect to one monomial order

What is an example of a set of at most four polynomials $f_1,\ldots,f_n$ (in any number of variables) such that $\{f_i\}$ is a Grobner basis of $I=\langle f_i\rangle$ with respect to one monomial ...
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A Gröbner Basis Computation Gone Bad

Here is the problem statement: Consider the polynomial ideal $I = \langle b-r_1-r_2, c-r_1r_2 \rangle \subset \mathbb{Q}[r_1,r_2,b,c].$ Show that $I \cap \mathbb{Q}[b,c] = \langle 0 \rangle$. ...
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Looking for a special class of ideals such that If every ascending chain of ideals from this class stabilizes, then $R$ is a Noetherian ring.

A commutative ring $R$ is called Noetherian if any one of the following holds: $1.$ Every ascending chain of ideals in $R$ stabilizes, that is, $$ I_1\subseteq I_2\subseteq I_3\subseteq\cdots $$ ...
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The difference between the ring version and module version of Chinese Remainder Thereom.

Chinese Remainder Theorem for Commutative Rings If $R$ is a commutative ring with $1$ and $I, J$ are ideals of $R$ that are pairwise coprime or comaximal (meaning $I + J = R$), then $IJ = I \cap J$, ...
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Does every prime ideal in a ring arise as kernel of a homomorphism into $\mathbb{Z}$?

Let $R$ be a commutative ring. Clearly the kernel of $h$ is a prime ideal whenever $h : R \rightarrow ...
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The ideal $I= \langle x,y \rangle\subset k[x,y]$ is not principal [closed]

The ideal $I= \langle x,y \rangle\subset k[x,y]$ is not a principal ideal. I don't know how to consider it. Any suggestions?
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Is $(xy-1)$ a maximal ideal in $\mathbb C[x,y]$?

I learnd that the maximal ideals in $\mathbb C[x,y]$ have the form $(x-z_1, y-z_2)$ by the Nullstellensatz. But if we set $I=(xy-1)$ then $\mathbb C[x,y]/I$ is isomorphic to $\mathbb C[x,1/x]$ which ...
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Show that the ideal of all polynomials of degree at least 5 in $\mathbb Q[x]$ is not prime

Let $I$ be the subset of $\mathbb{Q}[x]$ that consists of all the polynomials whose first five terms are 0. I've proven that $I$ is an ideal (any polynomial multiplied by a polynomial in $I$ ...
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$\mathbb Z\times\mathbb Z$ is principal but is not a PID

I need to find an example of a ring that is not a PID but every ideal is principal. I know that $\mathbb Z\times\mathbb Z$ is not an integral domain, so certainly is not a PID, but here every ideal is ...
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An ideal that is maximal among non-finitely generated ideals is prime.

I've been doing some old exam problems and I've come across a problem that I've answered, but my gut is telling me that there's something I'm glossing over. Let $R$ be a commutative ring with ...
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Prime ideals in $C[0,1]$

Are there any prime ideals in the ring $C[0,1]$ of continuous functions $[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, which are not maximal? Perhaps, I duplicate smb's question, but this is an interesting problem! ...
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$I$ is maximal $\implies I$ is prime

Been asked to show this is true with hints $R/I$ field $\Longleftrightarrow$ $I$ is maximal and $R/I$ integral domain $\Longleftrightarrow$ $I$ prime. Can you check this please, I have had a ten ...
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Show that $\mathbb{Z}[x]=\lbrace \sum_{i=0}^{n}{a_ix^i}:a_i \in \mathbb{Z}, n \geq 0 \rbrace$ is not a principal ideal ring.

Show that $\mathbb{Z}[x]=\lbrace \sum_{i=0}^{n}{a_ix^i}:a_i \in \mathbb{Z}, n \geq 0 \rbrace$ is not a principal ideal ring. I know the definition of principal ideal ring is that every ideal is ...
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If $I\subseteq J\subseteq A$ have same image in localization by all maximal ideals, then $I=J$

I will state my question first: Suppose $I\subseteq J\subseteq A$ are two ideals in a commutative ring $A$. Furthermore, assume that for every maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$ of $A$, the image of ...
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Having trouble with just one line in a proof on why nonzero prime ideals are maximal in a Dedekind domain

http://planetmath.org/?op=getobj&from=objects&name=ProofThatADomainIsDedekindIfItsIdealsAreInvertible In the PlanetMath article above, in the second paragraph of the proof of the first lemma, ...
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Why is $(2, 1+\sqrt{-5})$ not principal?

Why is $(2, 1+\sqrt{-5})$ not principal in $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{-5}]$? Say $(2,1+\sqrt{-5})=(\alpha)$, then since $2\in(2,1+\sqrt{-5})$ we have $2\in (\alpha)$, so $\alpha\mid2$ in $\mathbb ...
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The maximal ideal in a local ring is finitely generated

Assume $m<R$ is the maximal ideal of a commutative local ring with identity, such that $m=m^2$. Is $m$ finitely generated? Is the condition $m=m^2$ redundant? I am trying to apply Nakayama's lemma ...
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Is an ideal which is maximal with respect to the property that it consists of zero divisors necessarily prime?

This is in follow-up to this question. Let $R$ be a commutative ring with identity and consider the set $Z \subset R$ of zero divisors. If the ideal $I\subset Z$ is maximal with respect to the ...
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Norm and square of the ideal $(2,1+\sqrt{-5})$ in the ring of integers

Let $I=(2,1+\sqrt{-5})$ be an ideal of the ring of integers of $\mathbb Q(\sqrt{-5})$. What is its norm $N(I)$? And is $I^2$ principal? My notes say: $1$, $\sqrt{-5}$ is a $\mathbb Z$-basis ...
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Is every proper nontrivial ideal in a Noetherian ring not flat?

I guess my general question is exactly what's in the title, but let me explain why I'm asking and how I came to it. Consider the ideal $I=\langle x,y \rangle \subset k[x,y]$ for a field $k$. Just to ...
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Show that an integral domain with finitely many ideals is a field

I know that an integral domain with finite number of elements is a field, but, how do relate this with the finitude of the number of ideals?
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Prove $M$ is a Maximal Ideal in $\Bbb Z\times \Bbb Z$

A problem from introduction to abstract algebra by Hungerford. It asks: If $p$ is a prime integer, prove that $M$ is a maximal ideal in $\mathbb Z \times \mathbb Z$, where $M =\{(pa,b)\mid a,b\in ...
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Ideal of a ring

I'm trying to describe an ideal of the ring $R=\left\{ \begin{pmatrix}a & b\\ 0 & c \end{pmatrix}:a,b,c \in \mathbb{R}\right\} $ It's easy to prove that $I=\left\{ \begin{pmatrix}0 & a\\ 0 ...
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Norm of ideals in quadratic number fields

I do not really understand how to factor ideals in a quadratic field $K = \mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{d})$, mainly because I have some trouble computing the norm of ideals. I think I understand what is going on ...
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Finding the ideals in a ring of fractions

I am dealing with the ring $$R=\left\{\frac{a}{b} \mid a,b\in\mathbb{Z}\mbox{, $b$ is not divisible by 3}\right\}$$ with addition and multiplication as defined in $\mathbb{Q}$ and I'm trying to find ...
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In $K[X,Y]$, is the power of any prime also primary?

I've recently been reading about primary decomposition, and was browsing the questions here. From this, I know that it is not true that every primary ideal is the power of a prime ideal. I'm curious ...
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What phenomenon is this? $(2\Bbb{Z} + 1)\cup 3\Bbb{Z} = 2\Bbb{Z} \cup 3\Bbb{Z} + 3$

$(2\Bbb{Z} + 1)\cup 3\Bbb{Z} = 2\Bbb{Z} \cup 3\Bbb{Z} + 3$ Proof: $$ \begin{align*} 2\Bbb{Z} &= \bullet \circ \bullet \circ \bullet \circ \bullet \circ \dots \\ 3\Bbb{Z} &= \bullet \circ ...
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How to show that $\mathbb{C}[x_1,x_2,x_3, x_4]/(x_1x_2 - x_3x_4, x_1x_3 - x_2x_4, x_1x_4 - x_2x_3)$ is an integral domain?

I am looking for a way to show that the ring $\mathbb{C}[x_1,x_2,x_3, x_4]/I$ where $$I = (x_1x_2 - x_3x_4, x_1x_3 - x_2x_4, x_1x_4 - x_2x_3)$$ is an integral domain. In other words I want to show ...
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Artin's Algebra exercise special case of some theorem/problem?

The following exercise is from Artin's Algebra Text: Show that there is a one to one correspondence between maximal ideals of $ \bf R$$[x]$ and complex upper half plane. Solution: Follows from ...
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Show that $k[x,y]/(xy-1)$ is not isomorphic to a polynomial ring in one variable.

Let $R=k[x,y]$ be a polynomial ring ($k$, of course, is a field). Show that $R/(xy-1)$ is not isomorphic to a polynomial ring in one variable.
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For which countable successor ordinals $\alpha$ is the reverse order isomorphic to the ideals of a PID ordered by inclusion?

Let $\alpha$ be a countable successor ordinal and $\alpha^{\mathrm{op}}$ the reverse order. For which $\alpha$ is there a commutative principal ideal ring $R$ such that the ideals of $R$ form a chain ...
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Is there an example of commutative ring with exactly three prime ideals for which this property holds?

Is there an example of commutative ring with exactly three non zero prime ideals $P_i$ which satisfies the following statement: $P_1P_2=0$ and for an ideal $I\neq 0$ such that $I\neq P_i$ we have ...
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When is k[x,y]/I complete for the (x,y)-adic topology?

Let $k$ be a field. If necessary, add assumptions on $k$ or just take $k=\mathbb{C}$. It is easy to classify the ideals $I \subseteq k[x]$ such that $k[x]/I \to k[[x]]/(I)$ is an isomorphism, namely ...
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In an ideal, pairwise non-coprime implies globally non-coprime?

Let $R$ be a polynomial ring $R=k[X_1,X_2, \ldots ,X_n]$. Let $I$ be an ideal of $R$ such that any two elements of $I$ have a non-constant gcd. Does it follow that there is a non-constant $D$ dividing ...
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Annihilator of quotient module M/IM

Let $A$ be a commutative ring, $I$ an ideal of $A$ and $M$ an module over $A$. Is it true that $\operatorname{Ann}(M/IM) = \operatorname{Ann}(M) + I$? One inclusion is certainly true, but I ...
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$p^2=p\in \bar{I}$, I ideal of Banach algebra $\Rightarrow p\in I$

Let $I\subset A$ be a ideal of a Banach algebra $A$. Assume $p\in \overline I$ and $p^2=p$. Show: $p\in I$. Can someone give me a little hint how to solve this, please?
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Maximal Ideals of $\mathbb{R}^{\infty}$

In the ring $\mathbb{R}^{\infty}$ (with the standard operations of component-wise addition and multiplication), what are the maximal ideals? It was quite simple to determine that the ideals with a ...
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P(R) is contained in Nil(R) for noncommutative rings.

How to show that $P(R)$ is contained in $\operatorname{Nil}(R)$ (where $R$ is a noncommutative ring with identity)? Definitions I am using: A nil right ideal is one whose elements are all ...
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How to calculate the norm of an ideal?

Would someone please help explain how to calculate the norm of an ideal? I can't find a source that explains this clearly. For example, I know that the norm ...
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An ideal that is radical but not prime.

I'm preparing for an exam and, as part of this preparation, I'm looking for an ideal $I$ in an integral domain $R$ that is radical but not prime. Here is an example I'm fooling around with: ...
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(Minimal?) Polynomials using the Nullstellensatz

I'm struggling with an exercise that was asked in class: Let $\alpha = \sqrt[3]{3} + \sqrt{7}\sqrt[4]{2}.$ Show that there is a polynomial $p$ in the ideal $I=\left<a^3 - 3, b^2 - 7, c^4-2, ...
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Ideal of $\mathbb{C}[x,y]$ not generated by two elements

Consider the ring of polynomials in two variables $\mathbb{C}[x,y]$. Show that the ideal $\langle xy^3, x^2y^2, x^3y\rangle$ cannot be generated by two elements. Until now, I assumed by ...
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Let $R = \mathbb Z[i]$. Show $I \cap \mathbb Z$ is an ideal in $\mathbb Z$, for all $a \in I \cap \mathbb Z$, $10 \mid a^2 = N(a)$.

Let $R = \mathbb Z[i]$, $z = 3+i$ and $I = \langle z \rangle$. I need to show $I \cap \mathbb Z$ is an ideal in $\mathbb Z$, for all $a \in I \cap \mathbb Z$, $10 \mid a^2 = N(a)$ and $10 \mid a$, ...
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Factoring the ideal $(8)$ into a product of prime ideals in $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-7})$

I am trying to factor the ideal $(8)$ into a product of prime ideals in $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-7})$. I am not exactly sure how to go about doing this, and I feel I am missing some theory in the ...
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Factorization of $5$ in the splitting field of $x^3 + 2$

I wonder if someone could help to clarify the following. Let $\zeta$ be a primitive cube root of unity and $\alpha = \sqrt[3]{2}$. Let $K = \mathbb{Q}(\alpha)$ and $L = K(\zeta)$. Then $L$ is the ...
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When is intersection of infinitely many maximal ideals zero?

I've been trying without success to figure out what are the rings $R$ such that whenever $M_n, n \in \omega$ is a countably infinite collection of pairwise distinct maximal ideals then $\bigcap_{n \in ...
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If $R/I \times R/J$ is isomorphic to $R/(I\cap J)$ as $ R $-modules, then $I + J = R$. [duplicate]

If $R$ is a commutative ring with identity and $I$ and $J$ are ideals of $R$ such that $R/I \times R/J$ is isomorphic to $R/(I\cap J)$ as $R$-modules, then $I + J = R$. I know this is the ...
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Number of generators of the maximal ideals in polynomial rings over a field

Hi I'm trying to prove the following If $K$ is a field (not necessary algebraically closed) then every maximal ideal of $K[x_{1},\dots,x_{n}]$ is generated by exactly $n$ elements. I know that ...
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Diophantine equation (use class ideal group to solve)

Use ideal class group to find all integer solutions to the equation $$x^3=y^2+200$$ My approach: Observe that $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt-2]$ is the field of integers in the ring $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt -2).$ ...