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### Why is axiom of choice needed? (Equivalent conditions for Noetherian)

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with $1$ and let $M$ be a left $R$-module. On page 458 of Dummit and Foote's Algebra, 3rd edition, they show that $M$ is Noetherian (i.e. satisfies A.C.C. on submodules) ...
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### Proving a submodule is Noetherian

I'm doing some independent study with a professor in Ring/Field theory (I'm an undergraduate) and I have been having a hell of a time wrapping my head around problems involving Noetherian rings and ...
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### Self-injective ring but not semisimple?

It is well-known that if $K$ is a field, then $K[x]/(f(x))$ is a self-injective ring for any polynomial $f(x)$ in $K[x]$. On the other hand, we know that a ring $R$ being semisimple is equivalent to ...
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### End(V) and End(V)xEnd(V) are isomorphic

Let R=End(V) be the ring of all linear endomorphisms of an infinite dimension complex vector space V with countable basis $\{e_{1},e_{2},...\}$ . Prove that R and RxR are isomorphic as left R-modules. ...
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### Automorphism of certain f.g. free modules

This is a quick question from Frohlich and Taylor's Algebraic Number Theory, II.4, p 94. Let $R$ be a Dedekind domain with quotient field $K$, $\mathfrak p$ is a non-zero prime ideal of $R$ and ...
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### Basis for the completion of a free module

This (or similar) question might have been asked before- apologies for any duplication. I've got a Dedekind domain $R$, a non-zero prime ideal $P$ of $R$ and the completion $\widehat{R}$ of $R$ wrt ...
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### How can I prove commutative rings are stably finite?

I have a proof that proves that a stably finite ring (i.e. one where $AB=I\iff BA=I$ for any two square matrices $A,B$ with entries in the ring) has the Invariant Basis Number (IBN). Trouble is, it is ...
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### tensor product of R-algebra and f.g module [closed]

$R$ is a commutative noetherian ring. If $S$ is an $R$-algebra, and $M$ a finitely generated $R$-module, is $M\otimes_RS$ finitely generated $S$-module? I only need a hint. Thanks!
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### Maximal linearly independent sets in a f.g. module

Suppose $M$ is a finitely generated module over a commutative unital ring $R$. Is it true that every maximal linearly independent set in $M$ has the same size? What is the most general condition ...
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### Defining algebras over noncommutative rings

A definition of "algebra" (that is, an associative algebra, in the sense of ring theory) generally requires a commutative base ring. But there are cases where it's reasonable to consider algebras ...
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### Show that if $R$ is principal, $N$ is pure and $Ann(x+N)= Rd$ then there exists $y \in M$ such that $x+N=y+N$ and $Ann(y)=Rd$

Let $R$ a integral domain and $M$ a $R$-module. A submodule $N$ of $M$ is pure if for all $x \in M$ and $a \in R$ such that $ax \in N$, there exists $y \in N$ such that $ax=ay$. Show that if $R$ ...
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### Basis of the localization of a free module is the localization of its basis?

Let $R$ be a ring and $M$ a free $R$-module with basis $B$. If $P$ is a prime ideal of $R$, is $B_P$ a basis for the $R_P$-module $M_P$?
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### Show that $\operatorname{End}_{\mathbb{Z}}(\mathbb{Q})$ is isomorphic to the field $\mathbb{Q}$

I have problem in showing that $\operatorname{End}_{\mathbb{Z}}(\mathbb{Q})$ is isomorphic as a ring to the field $\mathbb{Q}$. Any idea? Thanks
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### Monotonic Union of Submodule

The theorem is: Suppose $M$ is an $R$-module, $T$ is an index set, and for each $t \in T$, $N_t$ is a submodule of $M$. If $\{N_t\}$ is a monotonic collection, $\cup_{t\in T} N_t$ is a submodule. Is ...
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### On the indecomposable decomposition of the reduction of an integral representation

Here is a problem I have been grappling with all day. I started out thinking it might be true but am now inclined to believe it is false, and would like to see a counterexample. Suppose $G$ is a ...
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### Applications of groups, rings and modules in life [closed]

I have read calculus. Now I'm reading algebra. What is the application of groups, rings and modules in life? When we study derivations we know several applications. What about groups, rings and ...
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### Direct product of Cohen-Macaulay rings/Eisenbud, Exercise 18.6

Somehow I believe (or doubt (!)) that direct product of two Cohen-Macaulay (C-M) rings may not be C-M. Can anybody give me an example verifying this? I would be grateful to him/her.