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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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Intersection of a PID and a field

There is an exercise in Bourbaki about the intersection $A = k (x,y) [z] \cap k (z, x + yz)$. These are two subrings of $k (x,y,z)$. The first is PID, the second is a field. Bourbaki requests to prove ...
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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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Finite intersection of DVRs

Let $K$ be a field and $R_1,\dots,R_n$ DVRs of $K$ with $m_i$ the maximal ideal of $R_i$ and $R_i \not\subseteq R_j$ for $j\neq i$ . Define $A=\bigcap_{i=1}^n R_i$. Then $A$ is semilocal with maximal ...
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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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Example of principal v-ideal

I am confuse in constructing counter example that If $A⊆B$ is an extension of domains such that $J$ is a principal $v$-ideal in $A$, then $JB$ is also principal in $B$.
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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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Is a ring generated by an irreducible polynomial a PID?

If $p(x)$ is an irreducible polynomial in $\mathbb R[X]$ (the set of polynomials with real coeffs), is the (sub)ring generated by $p(x)$ a PID? My guess is yes, at least if I have an ideal ...
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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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Invariant factors of torsion module under homomorphism

Let M be a torsion module for a PID D with invariant factors $(d_1) \supseteq (d_2) \supseteq...\supseteq (d_r) $ (which means $M = Dz_1 \bigoplus Dz_2 \bigoplus ... \bigoplus Dz_r $ s.t $ann(z_i) ...
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Quotient of a PID by a prime ideal [duplicate]

Prove that quotient of a PID by a prime ideal is PID.
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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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Describe units and maximal ideals in these two PIDs

If $p$ is a fixed prime integer, let $R$ be the set of all rational numbers that can be written in the form $(a)$ $\frac{a}{b}$ with $b$ not divisible by $p$. $(b)$ $\frac{a}{b}$ with $b=p^k$ for a ...
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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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gcd & lcm in a PID

In a PID, $l={\rm lcm}(a,b)$ and $d=\gcd(a,b)$. Is it always true that the following product ideals are equal? $$<d><l> = <a><b>$$ Thanks in advance -- Mike
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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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Quotient ring of $\Bbb Z[x]$ by an irreducible polynomial is a PID

I don't know what can I do with this problem. How can I prove that $\mathbb{Z}[x]/(x^{3}-4x+2)$ is PID?
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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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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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surjective homomorphism between principal ideal rings

I asked this question before but did not get an answer, I tried solving it myself and I think I'm heading somewhere, I just need a push in the right direction. Let $\phi: R \to S$ be a homomorphism ...
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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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Inclusion-minimality of a lattice basis

An integer lattice is a subgroup of $\mathbb{Z}^n$. Since $\mathbb{Z}$ is PID, each lattice has a well-defined rank and a generating set of rank many elements is a basis. I wonder if there is a way ...
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Proving that a ring is not a Principal Ideal Domain

This is my first question on StackExchange. I'm taking a second semester course of Abstract Algebra. I have a general understanding of Principal Ideal Domains, but I am a bit confused on proving that ...
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Understanding this basic lemma proof in Ireland & Rosen

Lemma 2. Let $R$ be a PID and $p$ a prime element and $a \neq 0$ any element. Then there is an integer $n$ such that $p^n \ | \ a$ but $p^{n+1}$ doesn't divide $a$. Proof. If the lemma were ...
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In the proof that in a PID, every non-zero non-unit is the product of irreducibles…

In proving that all non-zero non-units of a PID are a product of irreducibles, theres: "We now show that $a$ is a product of irreducibles. If $a$ is irreducible, we are done. Otherwise let $p_1$ ...
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Integral domain in complex numbers.

Let $I = _{\mathbb {C} [X]} \langle X^2 + 1\rangle$ the principal ideal of $\mathbb{C}[X]$ generated by $X^2 + 1$. Is $\mathbb{C}[X]/I$ an integral domain? From my understanding $\mathbb{C}[X]/I$ ...
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Confusion regarding the proof of “Every PID satisfies the Ascending Chain Condition”.

I refer to this proof of the fact that Principal Ideal Domains satisfy the Ascending Chain Condition. It says Let $\bigcup\limits_{i=1}^{\infty}I_i=(a)$. As $a$ is present in ...
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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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Is quantum torus a principal ideal domain?

For a quantum torus $C_q[x_1^{\pm1}, ...,x_n^{\pm1}]$ satisfying $x_ix_j=q_{ij}x_jx_i$. Question: Is this quantum torus a principal ideal domain?
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Find a non free submodule of a free module over R which is not PID

I try to solve following question. Show that $R=\mathbf{Q}[x,x^{-1}]$ is not a PID. Construct a free module over $R$ having a non free submodule. One may give some examples for free modules but not ...
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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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radical of sum of two ideals

$I$ and $J$ are ideals in $k[x_1,\cdots,x_n]$. Show that $\sqrt{I+J}=\sqrt{\sqrt{I}+\sqrt{J}}$. I have no idea how to prove it. Can someone help?
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Show that if $D$ is a domain but not a field then $D[x]$ is not a principal ideal domain. [duplicate]

Show that if $D$ is a domain but not a field then $D[x]$ is not a principal ideal domain. Sorry for my english....
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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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Domain of a complex function

1) Why do the domain of a complex function has to be a disk (circular neighborhood of Zo)? $$ |z-z_0|<p $$ 2) Domain is an open connected set. An open set D is said to be connected if every pair of ...
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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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Quotient of ring of integers

Let $R=\mathcal{O}(K)$ be the ring of the integers of $K=\mathbb{Q}[\zeta_8]$, where $\zeta_8=e^{2\pi i/8}=\sqrt{2}/2(1+i)$ is a primitive eighth root of unity in $\mathbb{C}$. It can be shown that ...
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“Two ways” to reduce a module

Let $M$ be a module over a principal ideal domain $R$ and $\mathfrak{m}$ a maximal ideal of $R$ with residue field $R/\mathfrak{m}=k$ of characteristic $p$. Under what circumstances are the modules ...
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How does a Class group measure the failure of Unique factorization?

I have been stuck with a severe problem from last few days. I have developed some intuition for my-self in understanding the class group, but I lost the track of it in my brain. So I am now facing a ...