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Number of ideals in the minimal irreducible decomposition

Assume $R$ is a local ring, $M\subseteq R$ is the maximal ideal, $I\subseteq R$ is a $M$-primary ideal and $I=\bigcap_{i=1}^n Q_i$ is a minimal irreducible decomposition of $I$ (i.e. $Q_i\subseteq R$ ...
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What is $\mathbb{Z}[i] \otimes_{\mathbb{Z}[2i]} \mathbb{Z}[i]$?

What is $\mathbb{Z}[i] \otimes_{\mathbb{Z}[2i]} \mathbb{Z}[i]$? Also, since $\mathbb{Z}[i]$ is a PID, we should be able to write this $\mathbb{Z}[i]$-module as a direct sum of cyclic ...
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$M_1 \to M_2 \to M_3 \to 0$ exact iff $0 \to \text{Hom}_A(M_3, N) \to \text{Hom}_A(M_2, N) \to \text{Hom}_A(M_1, N)$ is exact.

Let $M_1 \to M_2 \to M_3 \to 0$ be a sequence of homomorphisms of $A$-modules. Is this sequence exact if and only if the induced sequence of abelian groups$$0 \to \text{Hom}_A(M_3, N) \to ...
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$UTM_n[D]$ is artinian

Why is the upper triangular matrices over a division ring D is artinian? I tried to find properties of this class of rings. The only thing I found that the jacobson radical of this ring is the ...
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Free module over a set

I think I understand the definition of a free $R$-module over a set $X$: it is given by the set of all maps from $X$ to $R$ which vanish at all but finitely many points of $X$. The module operations ...
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Matrix ring $M_2(\mathbb{C})$, $\mathbb{C}^2$ with $M_2(\mathbb{C})$-module structure.

Let $R$ be the $2 \times 2$ matrix ring $M_2(\mathbb{C})$. let $M = \mathbb{C}^2$ with its natural $R$-module structure (just given by the usual action of $2 \times 2$ matrices on $2$-dimensional ...
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Does “pseudo-independent implies independent” imply that $R$ is a field?

(All my rings are unital.) Suppose $R$ is a commutative ring and that $M$ is an $R$-module. Definition. Call a subset $X \subseteq M$ pseudo-independent iff for all proper subsets $Y$ of $X,$ the ...
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Perfect pairing induces isomorphism of tensor products

Let $M, N$ be $R$-modules and $(\cdot, \cdot): M \times N \to R$ be a perfect pairing. Wikipedia sais that this means that the map $\varphi: M \to \text{Hom}_R(N, R), m \mapsto (n \mapsto (m, n))$ is ...
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Cyclic projective module

Let $R$ be an integral domain. If $M$ is a cyclic $R$-module which is also projective, then must there necessarily be an isomorphism of $R$-modules $M \cong R$?
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Is $\oplus_{i \in I} M_i$ necessarily projective?

If $\{M_i\}$ is a collection of projective modules over a ring $R$, then must the direct sum $\oplus_{i \in I} M_i$ necessarily be projective? I understand that each direct sum of two modules is ...
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If $A \times B$ is the direct product of two rings, must $A$ necessarily be a projective $A \times B$-module?

If $A \times B$ is the direct product of two rings, must $A$ necessarily be a projective $A \times B$-module? I understand I am supposed to think of $A$ as an $A \times B$-module by identifying ...
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Is there a natural link between symmetric polynomials and symmetric algebra?

Let $R$ be a commutative ring and $R[X_1,...,X_n]^{S_n}$ be the ring of symmetric polynomials. I have learned some basic properties of this ring and the results are really similar to those by ...
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A basic isomorphism of modules (useful for Corollary 2.7 of Atiyah MacDonald).

Let $M$ an $A$-module, $N$ a submodule of $M$, $\mathfrak{a} \subseteq A$ an ideal such that $M = \mathfrak{a}M + N$. Then $\mathfrak{a}(M/N) = (\mathfrak{a}M+N)/N$ I am having troubles in ...
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$\mathbb{Q}$ is a flat $\mathbb{Z}$-module

I am working on the following problem: Show that $0\rightarrow\mathbb{Q}\otimes A\rightarrow\mathbb{Q}\otimes B$ is exact where the map is $1\otimes i$ with $i$ being the inclusion map $A\subset B$. ...
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Exact functors preserve free modules?

Let $R$ be a principal ideal domain. Suppose that $F$ be an exact functor from the category of $R$-modules to itself. If $M$ is a free $R$-module, is $F(M)$ still a free $R$-module? I do not know how ...
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tensor product of polynomial algebra [on hold]

Is $R[x] \otimes R[x]$ a free $R \otimes R$-module? Here $R$ is a $k$-algebra and $\otimes = \otimes_k$.
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Property of free modules.

Let $R$ be a PID. I want to show that if $P$ is a finitely generated left $R$-module and $P$ is isomorphic to $R^n$ and $R^m$ (as $R$-modules) for $n,m$ in the natural numbers, then $n=m$. I was ...
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Reference Request: Replacement for Anderson and Fuller

I'm working through Rings and Categories of Modules by Anderson and Fuller. It's a great text, but I would like a more modern replacement. The text focuses too much on the language of generation and ...
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Annihilators and exact sequence

Let $R$ be a commutative ring and $0\longrightarrow L \overset{f}{\longrightarrow}M\overset{g}{\longrightarrow}N\longrightarrow 0$ be an exact sequence of $R$-modules. How to prove ...
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A short exact sequence + exact sequence of opposite direction = split?

Let $0 \to A \to B \to C \to 0$ be a short exact sequence of modules over a commutative ring $R$ containing $1 \ne 0$. Suppose this is also another exact sequence $0 \to C \to B \to A \to 0$. Do ...
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$I$ is a two sided ideal in $A$, $L$ and $M$ are $A$-modules such that $L \subset M$. If $l\in L$ and $l\in MI$ then $l \in LI$?

$A$ is an Artinian ring, $I$ is a two sided ideal. I know that $L \subset M$ are $A$-modules, and that $l \in L \cap MI$. Is it true that $l \in LI$? If is not true, can I have an example where it ...
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If N is a submodule of M, then λ(M) = λ(N) + λ(M/N).

Defining length of a module as follows, a module M has length λ(M) = n if there is a chain of submodules 0 = $M_{0}$ < $M_{1}$ < · · · < $M_{n}$ = M where n is maximal, and λ(M) = ∞ if there ...
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If $M\bigoplus N $ submodule $A\bigoplus B$ does it imply either $M$ submodule $A$ or $M$ submodule $ B$

If $M\bigoplus N$ is a submodule of $A\bigoplus B$ does it necessarily imply either $M$ is a submodule of $A$ or $M$ is a submodule of $B$. If in general it is not true, is it true if $M$ and $N$ ...
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$M$ is a faithful $A$-module.

Let $A = M_2(\mathbb{C})$ and let $M = \mathbb{C}^2$ with its usual $A$-module structure. How do I show that $M$ is a faithful $A$-module? I understand that this amounts to showing that its ...
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Does there exist a module structure over $\mathbb{C}^2$ as a $\mathbb{C}[x]$-module?

Let $R = \mathbb{C}[x]$, $M = \mathbb{C}^2$. Does there exist a module structure over $M$ as an $R$-module or not?
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Faithful module is infinitely dimensional as a vector space.

Let $M$ be a $\mathbb{C}[x]$-module. Since $\mathbb{C} \subset \mathbb{C}[x]$, we may consider $M$ as a $\mathbb{C}$-vector space. If $M$ is faithful, must $M$ be infinite dimensional as a ...
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Equivalence between category of $R$-modules and $S$-modules

Is it true that by equivalence between category of $R$-modules and $S$-modules we conclude that $R$ and $S$ are isomorphic?($R$ and $S$ are unital rings.)
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Exists an $R$-module homomorphism $\varphi: M \to \mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z}$ such that $\varphi(m) \neq 0$?

Let $M$ be an $R$-module with some torsion element $m$. Does there exist an $R$-module homomorphism $\varphi: M \to \mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z}$ such that $\varphi(m) \neq 0$?
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vector space constructed through a torsion module

Let $R$ be a principal ideal domain, $p \in R$ a prime element and $M$ a finitely generated $p$-torsion module of the form: $$ M = R/(p^{e_1}) \oplus \dots \oplus R/(p^{e_t}). $$ Let now be $_pM = ...
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Isomorphism of subquotient and quotient modules

Is it true that for every submodules $A\subset B$ of $C$ there is some submodule $L\subset C$ such that $C/L = B/A$?
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Split sequence and complement of a submodule

I have proved the equivalence of 1 and 2, but have no idea about 3.Could anyone offer some advice?
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Does the restriction of scalars functor preserve the quotient module construction?

I have two rings $R,\,S$ (not necessarily commutative - in the case I have in mind, just $R$ is commutative) such that $i:R\subset S$. Clearly, if we have a module $M$ over $S$, then we can restrict ...
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Abstract interpretation of isomorphism between tensor product with dual and hom

I'm interested in the following statement, coming from Remark 6.4.21 of Qing Liu's Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Curves: Let $\mathcal{F}, \mathcal{G}$ be quasi-coherent sheaves on a scheme ...
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Is the minimal number of generators of an ideal the rank of the ideal as a free $\mathbb Z$-module?

In an algebraic number theory course, my lecturer said that any ideal of $\mathcal O_K$, where $K$ is a quadratic number field, is generated by at most two elements. I am wondering why this is. When ...
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Describing the Kernel of an identity-preserving ring morphism from a ring $R$ to an Endomorphism ring of an additive Abelian Group.

I'm currently working through TS Blyth's book on Module Theory (Module Theory: An Approach to Linear Algebra). From Exercise 2.3: "Let $M$ be an Abelian Additive Group, and $R$ a unitary ring. Let ...
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Conductor of a ring

An easy (possibly trivial) question from Neukirch's Algebraic Number Theory, p.47 Let $A$ be a Dedekind domain, $K$ its fraction field, $L$ a finite separable extension of $K$ and $B$ the integral ...
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free submodules of free modules of a PID

Let $R$ be a principal ideal domain. Now I want to show that each submodule $N \subseteq M$ of a free $R$-module $M = R^{(I)}$ is also free. As a hint, it says I might consider the tripel $(J, ...
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Finitely generated modules, related to the Gaussian integers

Let $M = \mathbb{Z}[i] = \{a + bi|a, b \in \mathbb{Z}\}$ be the additive group of the Gaussian integers. Consider the $\mathbb{Z}$-submodules $N_1 = 2M$, $N_2 = (1 + i)M$. I now want to figure out ...
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The maps $\delta: V \to B \otimes V$ and $\delta': V \otimes V^* \to B$.

Let $B$ be a coalgebra and $V$ a vector space. Suppose that we have a coaction $\delta: V \to B \otimes V$. Is the map $\delta$ equivalent to a map $\delta': V \otimes V^* \to B$? Thank you very much. ...
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Can one extent to (left) modules on IBN ring the results of vector spaces?

We know that (left) modules "are not as nice as vector spaces" because lots of properties of these ones don't fit to the most general modules. But il we restrict to modules on IBN ring (i.e. modules ...
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properties of finitely generated torsion-modules and their submodules over a PID

Let $R$ be a principal ideal domain, $M$ a finitely generated $R$-torsion module, and $N \subseteq M$ a submodule. I want to show that there exist free R-modules $F, F', F''$ and module homomorphisms ...
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Does the dual behave well with base change?

Let $R$ be a ring, $M$ an $R$-module and $R \to S$ a ring homomorphism. I wondered under which conditions we have an isomorphism $$ Hom_R(M,R) \otimes_R S \xrightarrow{\sim} Hom_S(M \otimes_R S, S). ...
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If $\mathfrak{m}\otimes M\rightarrow A\otimes M$ is injective, what else has to be injective?

Let $A$ be a local (not necessarily noetherian) ring with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$ and residue field $k$. Let $M$ be a finitely generated $A$-module such that $\mathfrak{m}\otimes_A M\rightarrow ...
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Need more insight on a formula

Following is a part of a programming contest problem. Given $C_{1},m,n,o,x,y,z,c,d,K,J$ are positive integers $ C_{i} = \left\{ \begin{array}{l l} (m*C_{i-1}^2 + n*C_{i-1} + o) \bmod J & ...
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When is composition in $A$-mod surjective?

Let $k$ be any field. Suppose that $A$ is a finite dimensional associative $k$-algebra. Let $A$-mod be the category of finite dimensional (over $k$) left $A$-modules. Then composition of ...
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How do I calculate the dimension of the localization of a module?

Apologies in advance if this is a vague question. So I am trying to calculate the $\mathbf{Z}$-rank of a finitely generated torsion free module $M$ (I won't go into the details of what this module $M$ ...
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Computing tensor products of $\mathbb{Z}$-modules.

I'd like to compute $\mathbb{Q} \otimes_{\mathbb{Z}} \mathbb{Z}^{n}$, for some natural number $n$, and $\mathbb{Q} \otimes_{\mathbb{Z}} \mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}$.
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Identity of tensor products over an algebra

I hope this question hasn't been asked before, but I wasn't sure what to search so as to check. Suppose $R$ is a commutative ring with 1 and that $A$, $B$ are unital $R$-algebras. Suppose further that ...
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When does the duality functor commute with the wedge power functor?

When working with modules over a fixed commutative ring, I know that $(M \otimes N)^* \cong M^* \otimes N^*$ provided either $M$ or $N$ is finitely generated projective. Does it follow that ...
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Factor Modules/Vector Spaces and its basis with canonical mappings

I'm having trouble with factor modules now. Well, specifically the following question from a past paper. Q. T=$R^2$ i.e. the real plane, and define $f:T$->$T$ with respect to the standard basis which ...