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What exactly does it mean for a maximal ideal to be unique in a principal ideal domain?

I'm currently reading about PIDs and have come across a question involving maximal ideals which at one point reads "Suppose that a Euclidean domain $R$ had a unique maxima ideal $P$". Does this mean ...
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Suppose that $K$ is a field and that $f$ and $g$ are relatively prime in $K[x]$. Show that $f - Yg$ is irreducible in $K(y)[x]$.

I'm a bit confused of the notation $K(y)[x]$, is that simply $K[y][x]$ so... $K[y,x]?$ Anyways, here's my attempt at trying this before I get stuck. Since $f$ and $g$ are relatively prime, that ...
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$\Bbb Z[x]$ is not a principal domain

I know this is already answered here but I am wondering that if the following way to prove is also correct - let $$f(x) = 4x^2+4x+1$$ $$g(x)=4x^2-1$$ Since this is a UFD so a unique gcd will ...
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$R$ is a commutative integral ring, $R[X]$ is a principal ideal domain imply $R$ is a field

I've just read a proof of the statement: Let $R$ be a commutative integral ring. If $R[x]$ is a principal ideal domain, then $R$ is a field. In one part of the proof there is a step which I don't ...
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Is the ideal $(2,x^4+x^2+1)<\mathbb{Z}[x]$ maximal?, principal?

I'm trying to solve the following problem: Let I=$(2,x^4+x^2+1)<\mathbb{Z}[x]$ be an ideal. Is $I$ maximal? Is $I$ principal? Any help would be appreciated.
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Is $\mathbb{C}[x,y] / (y^2-x^3)$ a PID?

First, I'd like to show $\mathbb{C}[x,y] / (y^2-x^3)$ is an integral domain. Then I need to find out whether or not it is a PID. For the first part, I want to show $y^2-x^3 \: | \: fg \implies ...
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In a principal ideal domain, prove that every non trivial prime ideal is a maximal ideal. What could be wrong in this approach?

In a principal ideal domain, prove that every non trivial prime ideal is a maximal ideal Attempt: Let $R$ be the principal ideal domain. A principal ideal domain $R$ is an integral domain in which ...
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Intersection of ideals $I=(2x)$ and $J=(2x^2)$ of $\mathbb{Z}[2x,2x^2,2x^3,\dots]$ is not finitely generated.

Consider the subring $\mathbb{Z}[2x,2x^2,2x^3,\dots]\subset \mathbb{Z}[x]$. Then show that the intersection of ideals $I=(2x)$ and $J=(2x^2)$ of $\mathbb{Z}[2x,2x^2,2x^3,\dots]$ i.e., $I\cap ...
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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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Ring Sandwiched between PIDs

If I have three commutative rings $R \subset S \subset T$, such that $R$ and $T$ are principal ideal domains, will this imply that $S$ itself is a principal ideal domain?
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principal ideals, integral domains, ideals,?

I am stuck trying to grasp this concept. I know that $\Bbb{Z}$ is a PID, $R=\Bbb{Z}[X]$ is not a PID, $\Bbb{Z}[i]$ is a PID. If someone could help me grasp these concepts it would be helpful. ...
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A submodule of a free module over a PID

$R$ is a principal ideal domain and $F$ is a free module over $R$ of infinite rank with basis $\{e_1,...,e_n,...\}$. Is it true that the $R$-submodule of $F$ spanned by $\{e_1,...,e_n\}$ has a ...
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Irreducible elements in a PID are prime

How can I see that all irreducible elements in a principal ideal domain are prime? $u$ is irreducible when $u_1 u_2 = u \implies u_1 $ or $u_2$ is a unit. $u$ is prime when $u | ab \implies u|a$ or ...
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Proof for Unique Factorization Domain

Prove that the quotient ring $\mathbb{C}[x,y]/(x^2+y^2-1)$ is a unique factorization domain. I am trying to prove first it is a principal ideal domain. However I am really stuck on this problem
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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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Domain GCD Property

Let D be a domain and $\emptyset \subset A \subseteq D^*$ $d \in GCD(A)$ if and only if (d) is a minimum among the principal ideals containing (A) If $d \in GCD(A)$ then d|a for all $a \in A$ and ...
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Structure Theorem For PIDs

So, I'm a biologist at KCL, but I quite like mathematics and so am going through a book of exercises in algebra. Unfortunately, I've run into a problem in trying to answer some of the questions. I've ...
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Ring Theory Domain Proof

Let D be a domain. Show that $D[X]^x$=$D^x$. Because D is a domain it means that it is cancellative and D has no nonzero zero divisors. The only units in $D[X]^x$ are the units in $D^x$ so it's ...
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$IJ =(I\cap J)(I+J)$ holds in a PID? $I,J$ Ideals of a PID

One inequality is obvious, but the other one im not sure if holds. Any idea?
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Is any UFD also a PID?

Is there any counterexample that will disprove that every unique factorization domain (UFD) is also a principal ideal domain (PID)? I mean, any PID is a UFD, does the converse hold? Thanks in ...
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Help decomposing an ideal.

Let $R$ be a PID and $A$ an ideal of $R$ such that for any $r^2 \in A$ where $r \in R$, then $r \in A$. I'm trying to show that $R / A$ is isomorphic to a finite direct product of fields. But I'm a ...
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Prime elements in $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{2}]$

What are the prime elements in the ring $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{2}]$? Note that since the ring is a PID (and thus a UFD) then prime = irreducible. Even more, it is Euclidean with respect to the absolute ...
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Showing a ring is not a principal ideal ring

If I have a ring and suppose that I want to show that it is not a principal ideal ring, how can I construct an ideal (that is not a principal ideal) as a counterexample? For example, I saw this ...
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proper ideals in the principal ideal domain

I'm to prove that every proper ideal is a product of maximal ideals which are uniquely determined up to order. I have no idea even how to start in the proof to solve this question :( May anybody help ...
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Infinite direct product of rings free.

Let $A$ be a commutative ring (viewed as an $A$-module over itself) that is not a field. Are there some conditions that guarantee that $\prod_{k=0}^\infty A$ is free? What if $A=\mathbf{Z}$ or more ...
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irreducible elements of polynomial rings

Let $p$ be a prime integer. For $x\in\mathbb{Z}$, let $x'$ be the remainder of $x$ when divided by $p$. Let $\sum_{i=0}^{n}a_iX^i\in \mathbb{Z}[X]$ with $p$ does not divide $a_n$ in $\mathbb{Z}$. Then ...
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to show that a ring is a principal ideal ring

I'm asked to show that $\mathbb{Z}_m$ (the integers mod $m$) is a principal ideal ring for every $m > 0$ I see that it is the same discussion used in verifying that $\mathbb{Z}$ (the set of all ...
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Let $f:R\longrightarrow S$ be a surjective ring homomorphism. If $R$ is PID, then $S$ is PID.

Let $f:R\longrightarrow S$ be a surjective ring homomorphism. If $R$ is PID, then $S$ is PID. I think I have proved this: Let $J$ be an ideal of $S$. Then $f^{-1}(J)=(a)$ is a principal ideal of ...
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Let $R$ be an integral domain and $I$ be a prime ideal of $R$. If $R/I$ is a Euclidean domain, will $R$ be a unique factorization domain?

Let $R$ be an integral domain and $I$ be a prime ideal of $R$. If $R/I$ is a Euclidean domain, will $R$ be a unique factorization domain? I have no idea to prove or disprove this... should I prove ...
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Prove that $M$ is a free module if and only if $M$ is a projective module over $PID$.

Let $R$ be a principal ideal domain and $M$ a finitely generated $R$ module. Prove that $M$ is a free $R$-module if and only if $M$ is a projective $R$-module. I am quite confused and totally not ...
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Inverse image of a PID is a PID

Let $f : R \to S$ be a ring homomorphism from $R$ onto $S$. If $S$ is a PID, is $R$ then a PID? If this is not possbile, is there an example to contradict it?
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Specific way of showing $\Bbb Z[\sqrt{-d}]$ is not a Euclidean Domain when $d>2$

Is it true that if a ring is not a UFD then it's not a Euclidean Domain? I have a ring $R=\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{-d}]=\{ a+b\sqrt{-d} \mid a,b \in \mathbb{Z} \}$ where $d$ is a square free integer. I want ...
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Showing that an integral domain is a PID if it satisfies two conditions

This is just a textbook problem from Dummit and Foote, but the issue is that our class barely touched on PIDs and the preceding material, so I don't really know or understand much. Anyway, Let ...
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Why $\langle I, J\rangle =R$ for distinct prime ideals $I$, $J$ of a principal ideal domain $R$?

Let $R$ be a principal ideal domain with identity and $I$, $J$ be distinct prime ideals of $R$. Prove that $1 \in \langle I, J\rangle$ hence $\langle I, J\rangle = R$. How to prove?
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Subring of the field of rational numbers

Let $R=\{a\cdot2^n\mid a,n \in \mathbb{Z}\}$ be a subring or the field of rational numbers $\mathbb Q$. i) What kind of elements are invertible in $R$? ii) Prove that $R$ is a principal ...
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Generator for the ideal $I + J$ where $I = (2 + 3i)$ and $J = (1 - i)$

On a related question I calculated the GCD of $I = (2 + 3i)$ and $J = (1 - i)$ to be $1$. Now I know that $\mathbb{Z}[i]$ is a principal ideal domain. And I also know that the greatest common divisor ...
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Ring homomorphism, maximal ideals

Here's a question from my worksheet, i solved subquestion (1) but can use help with the other 2...And also would appreciate any comments on my answer for subquestion (1). Let $\psi: R->S$ be a ...
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Number of ideals in $\Bbb Z[x]/(x^3+1, 7)$

I am trying to find the number of ideals in $R:=\Bbb Z[x]/(x^3+1, 7)$ and $S:=\Bbb Z[x]/(x^3+1, 3)$. I started with $R$ and tried to write it in terms of familiar rings, by using fundamental ...
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PID modulo a non-zero ideal is a semilocal ring

Let $R$ be a commutative ring, $\mathfrak{m}\subset R$ a maximal ideal and $f$ a monic polynomial in $R[x]$. I want to show that $A:=\frac{R[x]}{\mathfrak{m}[x]+(f)}$ is a semilocal ring, where ...
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Counting the ideals of $\frac{\mathbb{R}[X]}{(X^2)}$

I want to ask you guys if I'm on the right track: Here's the question: Suppose $a \in \mathbb{R}$. Count the ideals of $\frac{\mathbb{R}[X]}{(X^2-a)}$. Give an example of a ring with exactly 3 prime ...
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number of element in a principal ideal domain can be $25/36/35/15$?

Could any one tell me number of element in a principal ideal domain can be $25/36/35/15$ ? I just know a principal ideal domain is generated by a single element. what the knowledge I need to find ...
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Principal Ideal Domain Basics.

Let $R$ be a Principal Ideal Domain and $a,b,c,d$ elements in $R$, such that $ab-cd=1$. I am trying to figure out why $Rb \cap Rd=Rdab+Rbcd$. In case this is true, I am wondering weather it is enough ...
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Ideals of nested PID's

Let $R\subset K$ be principal ideal domains. If $a,b$ are nonzero elements of $R$, prove that $I=J\cap R$, where $I$ and $J$ denote the ideals generated by $a,b$ in $R$ and $K$, respectively. Showing ...
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Why define vector spaces over fields instead of a PID?

In my few years of studying abstract algebra I've always seen vector spaces over fields, rather than other weaker structures. What are the differences of having a vector space (or whatever the ...
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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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which of the following statements are true and why?

which of the following statements are true and why? Any two irreducibles in any UFD are associates. If $D$ is a PID, then $D[x]$ is a PID. In any UFD, if $p|a$ for an irreducible $p$, then $p$ ...
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Show that $\mathbb{Z}[\theta]$ (where $\theta = (1 + \sqrt{19}i)/2$) is a principal ideal domain.

I'm having difficulties with a homework problem from Algebra by Hungerford. Let $R$ be the following subring of the complex numbers: $R = \{a + b(1 + \sqrt{19}i)/2 \mid a, b \in \mathbb{Z}\}$. ...
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Ring of trigonometric functions with real coefficients

Let $R$ be the ring of functions that are polynomials in $\cos t$ and $\sin t$ with real coefficients. Prove that $R$ is isomorphic to $\mathbb R[x,y]/(x^2+y^2-1)$. Prove that $R$ is not a unique ...
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Units in $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt[3]{2}]$ : $\pm(1+\sqrt[3]{2}+(\sqrt[3]{2})^2)^n$?

The subring $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt[3]{2}]\subset\mathbb{C}$ is a PID. I remember reading somewhere that the units in $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt[3]{2}]$ are precisely the elements ...
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Is $(x^3-x^2+2x-1)$ prime in $\mathbb{Z}/(3)[x]$?

This is somewhat of a follow up on this question: Why is $(3,x^3-x^2+2x-1)$ not principal in $\mathbb{Z}[x]$? I'm curious, is $\mathbb{Z}[x]/I$ a domain, with $I=(3,x^3-x^2+2x-1)$? I know $I$ is not ...