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A subring of the field of fractions of a PID is a PID as well.

Let $A$ be a PID and $R$ a ring such that $A\subset R \subset \operatorname{Frac}(A)$, where $\operatorname{Frac}(A)$ denotes the field of fractions of $A$. How to show $R$ is also a PID? Any ...
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Greatest common divisor in the Gaussian Integers

Let $a$ and $b$ be integers. Prove that their greatest common divisor in the ring of integers is the as their greatest common divisor in the ring of Gaussian Integers. Ring of Gaussian Integers is: ...
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Submodule of free module over a p.i.d. is free even when the module is not finitely generated?

I have heard that any submodule of a free module over a p.i.d. is free. I can prove this for finitely generated modules over a p.i.d. But the proof involves induction on the number of generators, so ...
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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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An integral domain whose every prime ideal is principal is a PID

Does anyone has a simple proof of the following fact: An integral domain whose every prime ideal is principal is a principal ideal domain (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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Proving the quotient of a principal ideal domain by a prime ideal is again a principal ideal domain

Please help me prove that the quotient of a principal ideal domain by a prime ideal is again a principal ideal domain. This was from Abstract Algebra
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Ring of Polynomials is a Principal Ideal Ring implies Coefficient Ring is a Field?

I read this proof that if $D$ is an integral domain and $D[X]$ is a principal ideal domain, then $D$ is a field. My question is if the requirements can be relaxed a bit, namely: Is it true that ...
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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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Ring of integers is a PID but not a Euclidean domain

I have noticed that to prove fields like $\mathbb{Q}(i)$ and $\mathbb{Q}(e^{\frac{2\pi i}{3}})$ have class number one, we show they are Euclidean domains by tessalating the complex plane with the ...
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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 ...
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A question on valuation overrings of a PID

Let $A$ be a PID and let $K$ be its quotient field. Let $V$ be a valuation ring of $K$ containing $A$ and assume $V\neq K$. Show that $V$ is a local ring $A_{(p)}$ for some prime element $p$. I ...
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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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$R$ is PID, so $R/I$ is PID, and application on $\mathbb{Z}$ and $\mathbb{N}$

I'm supposed to show in a part of an exercise that if we have a ring $R$ that is a principal ideal domain, then for any ideal $I$ in $R$, $R/I$ will also be a PID. So $I=(i)$ for some $i \in R$, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Show that the ring of all rational numbers, which when written in simplest form has an odd denominator, is a principal ideal domain.

Show that the ring of all rational numbers $m/n$ with $n$ an odd integer is a principal ideal domain. We haven't really discussed principal ideal domains. I've heard that this is easy, but I just ...