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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What is the algebraic structure of functions with fixed points?

So I just noticed that the set of functions with a fixed point $$f(x_0)=x_0,$$ are closed under composition $$(f\circ g)(x):=g(f(x)),$$ and with $e(x)=x$, the inverible functions even seem to form ...
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Class group and factorizations

There is a common characterization of the class group ${\rm Cl}(R)$ as a kind of measure of how badly factorization fails to be unique. The most obvious justification for this sentiment is that the ...
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Maximal ideal space of $C^*$-algebra of Riemann integrable functions

Let $R([0,1])$ be the unital commutative $C^*$-algebra of complex valued Riemann integrable functions on $[0,1]$ with pointwise operations and the supremum norm. In the 1980 paper The Gelfand space ...
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Two ideals both alike in dignity, in fair Paris where we lay our scene.

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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Irreducible homogeneous ideals

I have the following question: Let $I$ be a homogeneous ideal. Is it true that $I$ is irreducible if and only if it can't be written as the intersection of two homogeneous ideals? So, is it ...
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Counterexamples to the avoidance lemma for arbitrary ideals

Let $A$ be a commutative ring with $1$. Let $I$ and $J_k$, $k=1,\dots,n$ be ideals of $A$ with $I\subseteq \cup _{k=1}^n J_k$. Then I have obtained the following: (1) If $J_k$, $k=1,\dots,n$, are ...
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Non-cyclic unit groups

Is there any way to motivate why certain factor rings of $\mathbb{Z}, \mathbb{Z}[i]$, etc., to a prime power have non-cyclic unit groups? For example, the only such non-cyclic unit groups of factor ...
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Where in the proof did Herstein use the fact that $A$ is a two-sided ideal of $R$?

I'm reading Noncommutative Rings by I. N. Herstein. The theorem I'm having trouble with is 1.2.5, on page 16 of the book. Some definition 1. Regular ideal An ideal $\rho \subset R$ is called a ...
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is there a criterion that says whether an ideal is radical or not?

Let $R=k[x,y,z]$. Is there a criterion that says whether an ideal of $R$ is radical or not? thanks
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Isomorphism of K-algebras

Let $k[x]$ be a polynomial ring and $I$ an ideal (resp. graded). If $k\subset K$ is a field extension, then prove that there is a natural (resp. graded) isomorphism of $K$-algebras: $$K[x]/IK[x]\cong ...
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Ideals in Gaussian integers

Let $R:=\mathbb{Z}[i]$. Prove that every nonzero prime ideal $\mathfrak{P}$ of $R$ belongs to one of the following families: 1) $\mathfrak{P}=(1+i)R$ 2) $\mathfrak{P}=(a+bi)R$ where ...
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primary decomposition of ideals

How to find the primary decomposition of ideal $I = (X^2, XY, XZ, YZ)$ in the ring $k[X,Y,Z]$? Also how to show that $(X,Y)^{308}$ is primary ideal in $k[X,Y,Z]$? Is there a general rule for finding ...
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Proof about affine varieties

Ok so I have that $k$ is algebraically closed and $F$ is an element of $k^n$, and it is a reduced polynomial. We have that $V = V(F)$. In the book it says prove that $F$ generates $I(V)$ but in my ...
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In a PID without unit an ideal is maximal iff it is prime.

As the titles says, I need to show that in a PID $R$ an ideal is maximal iff it is prime. This is easy to do if $R$ has a multiplicative identity. I can not do it if $R$ does not have an identity. It ...
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Ideal of a Vanishing set $I(V(F[X,Y]))$ and how to repeat the computation.

The video I am getting this from is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spHxUPvrkXw, it is around 5 minutes in. The first part of the question is: for $F[X,Y] = Y^2 - X^3 = 0$ find ...
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Example of irreducible ideal which is not strongly irreducible

I have read a paper with title Ideal Theory in Commutative Semirings by Reza Ebrahimi Atani and Shahabaddin Ebrahimi Atani. In this paper we have the following definitions: An ideal I is irreducible ...
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Normal ring and unmixed ideals

Let $R$ be a commutative Gorenstein local ring , $I$ an ideal of $R$ . If $R/I$ is normal ring , then for any $p \in \operatorname{Ass_{R}}(R/I)$, $\operatorname{ht}(p)= \operatorname{ht}(I)$?
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Associated primes and their heights

Let $(S,m)$ be a commutative Gorenstein local ring, $I$ an ideal of $S$ such that $\operatorname{ht} I=t$, and $R=S/I$. Let $a \in m$ be an $R$-regular element such that for any prime ideal ...
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Find the projective closure of the ideal $I=\langle y-x^2,z-x^3\rangle$

When I looked at this example, my first instinct was to homogenize only the generators of $I=\langle f_1 := y-x^2,f_2:=z-x^3\rangle$ in a new variable $w$. But then, I realized that I would miss some ...
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Intersection and Sum of Polynomial Ideals from different rings

It is well known that intersection and sum of polynomial ideals from the same ring are lattice operations. I wonder if this is still true for ideals from different rings (over the same field). ...
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Graded Betti Numbers of a Graded Ideal with Linear Quotients

Exercise 8.8(a) in Monomial Ideals by Herzog and Hibi: Let $I\subset S=K[x_{1},...,x_{n}]$ be a graded ideal which has linear quotients with respect to a homogeneous system of generators ...
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If $R\to S$ is a ring homorphism with $J$ an ideal of $S$. Show that the preimage of $J$ is an ideal of $R$.

Let $\alpha\colon R\to S$ be a ring homomorphism. Let $J$ be an ideal of $S$, and define the preimage of $J$ by $\alpha^{−1}(J)=\{r\in R\mid \alpha(r)\in J\}$. Show that $\alpha^{-1}(J)$ is an ideal ...
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Should $0$ be considered a prime?

Typically, a prime is defined as follows: $p$ is prime iff $(p \mid xy \implies p \mid x$ or $p \mid y)$ and $p$ is not a unit or zero. But for ideals, we say the zero ideal is prime. There is a ...
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Mistake in the proof that a domain is flat as a module over any subring

Where is the mistake in the following argument? I feel that there has to be one, for example by the very existence of this article. Let $R$ be an integral domain and $S \subseteq R$ be a subring ...
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Example showing that the product of ideals must be the span of the commutators

I'm trying to find an example showing why, in a Lie algebra, we can't just define the product of two ideals $I$ and $J$ to be the elements of the form $[x,y]$ where $x \in I, \; y \in J$. I imagine ...
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About quotient ring

I want to find the value $|\mathbb{Z}({\sqrt{2})/(3+\sqrt{2})}|,|\mathbb{Z}({\sqrt{13})/(5+\sqrt{13})}|$ and also the number of ideals of $\mathbb{Z}({\sqrt{13})/(5+\sqrt{13})}$. But still not ...
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Kronecker's approach to unique factorisation in algebraic number theory: books and references

I have done a short course (one semester) on algebraic number theory at beginning graduate level, in which the Dedekind theory of ideals features prominently. However I have since discovered that ...
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A question about the consequence of Prime Avoidance.

I have found the following statement: Let $R$ be a Noetherian ring and $x$ is a non-zero divisor of $R$. Let $P$ be a prime ideal associated to $xR$. Then by Prime Avoidance there exists a non-zero ...
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Ideals (one-sided ideals) of $n×n$ upper triangular matrices

Is there any characterization of ideals (one-sided ideals) of $n\times n$ upper triangular matrices? I have just seen in monthly journal about $2 \times 2$ matrices in the below article Left and Right ...
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Finding reduced quadratic numbers and principal ideals

Hello :) I want to compute alle reduced quadratic numbers with discriminat $65$. We call a number $\gamma$ reduced if $\gamma>0$ and $-1<\gamma'<0$. We are working in quadratic field ...
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Find all ideals with given norm

I'm working through a final exam from 2 years ago. First task was to find the ideal class group of $\Bbb{Q}(\sqrt{-73})$. That is not the difficult work. I can give the 4 representants of the group by ...
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Subring of Z[x] with ACCP property

I have the subring of $\mathbb Z[x]$ with $f(1/2)$ always an integer. I have to check if it has ACCP (Ascending Chain Condition on Principal ideals) property or not. Any help would be greatly ...
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Generators for the intersection of two ideals

Let $I=\langle a_1,\dots, a_s\rangle, J=\langle b_1,\dots, b_t\rangle$ be ideals of arbitrary commutative ring. Then we know that $I+J=\langle a_1,\dots, a_s, b_1,\dots, b_t\rangle, ...
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What are the prime ideals of $\mathbb{R}[x_1,x_2,x_3,…]$

What are the prime ideals of $\mathbb{R}[x_1,x_2,x_3,...]$? (this is the ring of polynomials over the reals with countably infinite many indeteminates). My attempt: I think taking the principal ...
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Simple $R$-module where $R$ is a semisimple ring. Possible small improvement of a proof.

Reading through the proof of the following theorem (in Introduction to Group Rings, by Milies and Sehgal) Let $L$ be a minimal left ideal of a semisimple ring $R$ and let $M$ be a simple ...
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Question about Principal Ideals

I'm just learning basic ring theory and had a question about the definition of a principal ideal. For a commutative ring $R$ with unity, Fraleigh defines the principal ideal generated by $a\in R$ as ...
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Proof for maximal ideals in $\mathbb{Z}[x]$

I have been trying to prove the following theorem: Every maximal ideal in $\mathbb{Z}[x]$ has the form $(p, f(x))$ where p is prime integer and f is primitive integer polynomial that is irreducible ...
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Calculate the primary decomposition

Consider the polynomial ring $R=K[x_1,\ldots, x_8]$ over field $K$. Set $\mathfrak{p}_1=(x_1, x_2, x_5, x_6)$, $\mathfrak{p}_2=(x_3, x_4, x_7, x_8)$ and $I=\mathfrak{p}_1\cap \mathfrak{p}_2$, ...
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Class Group of Ring of Integers of $\mathbb{Q}[\sqrt{-57}]$

Let $R$ denote the ring of integers of the imaginary quadratic number field $\mathbb{Q}[\sqrt{-57}]$. I must find the ideal class group $\mathcal{C}$. Using the Minkowski Bound, I know that I need ...
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Question on radical ideals

i need help with showing that I = <xy, xz, yz> is a radical ideal. Thanks
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Properties induced by surjective ring homomorphism between two integral domains

Let $f: R \rightarrow S$ be surjective ring homomorphism between two integral domains. (a) If $R$ satisfies Ascending Chain Condition on Principal Ideals, must $S$ also satisfies Ascending Chain ...
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Primary ideals in Noetherian rings

For an $R$-module $M$ I have the following definition for a submodule $N\subset M$ to be $\mathfrak{p}$-primary: this is the case when $\text{Ass}(M/N) = \{\mathfrak{p}\}$. This equals saying that ...
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Isomorphism between quotient ring and its localization

Let $R$ be a domain, $P$ a prime ideal of $R$, and $k$ an positive integer. I am wondering if we have the isomorphism: $$ R/P^k\cong R_P/(PR_P)^k $$ where $R_P$ is the localization of $R$ at $P$. If ...
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simple question regarding isomorphisms relating to ring of integers

I have a simple question about isomorphisms and ideals. Let $\mathcal O_F$ be the ring of integers in some quadratic number field $F=\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt d)$ and let $f(x)$ be the minimal polynomial of ...
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Quotient of Ideals

My textbook defines the quotient $A:B$ of two ideals $A,B$ of a ring $R$ to be $A:B=\{r\in R|rb\in A \forall b\in B\}$. This is equivalent to $A:B= \{r\in R|rB\subseteq A\}. $ A previous excerise ...
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Unique factorization domain and principal ideals .

If R was a unique factorization domain, can we deduce that for a nonzero element d in R, d has a finite number of divisors? I need this in solving this question " If R is a unique factorization ...
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prime ideal that is not max ideal

It's easy to see that $\mathbb{Z}$ is noetherian but not artinian. In my course notes there's proven: $A$ a commutative ring: $A$ artininian $\Leftrightarrow$ $A$ noetherian and Spec($A$) = Max($A$) ...
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Graded Betti Numbers of a Stable Monomial Ideal

Exercise 8.8 in Monomial Ideals by Herzog and Hibi: Let $I\subset S=K[x_{1},...,x_{n}]$ be a stable monomial ideal with $G(I)=\{u_{1},...,u_{m}\}$ and such that for $i<j$, either ...
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Give an infinite sequence of principal ideals of $R$ such that the ascending chain condition does not hold

Let $R=\{\sum_{i=0}^n a_ix^i\mid n\geq 0, a_0\in\mathbb{Z}, a_i\in\mathbb{Q} \text{ for } i\geq 1\}$. Give an infinite sequence of principal ideals of $R$ such that the ascending chain condition ...
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Check whether an ideal is maximal or prime

Problem. Check whether the following ideals are maximal or prime in $\mathbb{Z}[X_1,X_2]$ and $\mathbb{Q}[X_1,X_2]$: i) $(X_1,X_2)$ ii) $(X_1+X_2)$ iii) $(X_1,X_2,2)$ iv) ...