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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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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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Are all subrings of the rationals Euclidean domains?

This is a purely recreational question -- I came up with it when setting an undergraduate example sheet. Let's go with Wikipedia's definition of a Euclidean domain. So an ID $R$ is a Euclidean domain ...
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Finitely generated modules over PID

Let $A$, $B$, $C$, and $D$ be finitely generated modules over a PID $R$ such that $A\oplus $ $B$ $\cong$ $C\oplus $ $D$ and $A\oplus $ $D$ $\cong$ $C\oplus $ $B$ . Prove that $A$ $\cong$ $C$ and $B$ ...
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Prove that $n^2+n+41$ is prime for $n<40$

Here's a problem that showed up on an exam I took, I'm interested in seeing if there are other ways to approach it. Let $n\in\{0,1,...,39\}$. Prove that $n^2+n+41$ is prime. I shall provide my own ...
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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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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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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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Dedekind domain with a finite number of prime ideals is principal

I am reading a proof of this result that uses the Chinese Remainder Theorem on (the finite number of) prime ideals $P_i$. In order to apply CRT we should assume that the prime ideals are coprime, i.e. ...
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How to show that $R/I$ is Artinian when R is PID

I'm working through some of Hungerfords "Algebra", and having trouble with Excercise VIII 1.2.: Show that if $I$ is a non-zero ideal in a principal ideal domain (PID) $R$, then the ring $R/I$ is ...
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Integer extensions, rings $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{s}]$

I'm not sure if this type of question is acceptable here, but I'd really appreciate someone's help. I'm about to start writing a semestral work that we need to achieve the Bachelor's degree in our ...
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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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How many real quadratic number fields have the class number 1?

I know that in general the number of ideal classes are not 1, and that there are only 9 imaginary quadratic number fields which are principal ideal domains, i.e. $\mathbb(Q(\sqrt{-m}))$ where m is 1, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Question about torsion submodules and Decomposition theorem

Let $A$ be an principal ideal domain, and $M$ an $A$-module. If $p$ is irreducible in $A$, let's define $$\mathrm{Tor}_p(M):=\{m\in M\mid p^km=0\text{ for some }k\in\mathbb{N}\}.$$ I need to show ...
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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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A question about Euclidean Domain

This is a problem from Aluffi's book, chapter V 2.17. "Let $R$ be a Euclidean Domain that is not a field. Prove that there exists a nonzero, nonunit element $c$ in $R$ such that $\forall a \in R$, ...
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Abstract Algebra: integral domain and principal ideal domain

I am studying by myself and I needed help for few question which I am confused how give proof of that. Let $\varphi : J \to K$ be a ring epimorphism with $\varphi(1) = 1$, where $J$ and $K$ are ...
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Prove that all ideals in Q[x] are principal

Prove that all ideals in the polynomial ring $\mathbb{Q}[x]$ are principal. There is probably some elegant shortcut one can use for this proof, but I am only just beginning to study ring theory and ...
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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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Do a matrix and its transpose have the same invariant factors over a PID?

I suspect this is true since it holds in the case over a field. But suppose $A\in M_{m\times n}(R)$ where $R$ is a PID. Does it still hold that $A$ and $A^{T}$ have the same invariant factors? ...
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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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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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How do I get this matrix in Smith Normal Form? And, is Smith Normal Form unique?

As part of a larger problem, I want to compute the Smith Normal Form of $xI-B$ over $\mathbb{Q}[x]$ where $$ B=\begin{pmatrix} 5 & 2 & -8 & -8 \\ -6 & -3 & 8 & 8 \\ -3 & ...
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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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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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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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If two elements in a ED have the same Euclidean norm, they are associates?

Is it very obvious that on a Euclidean Domain, two elements $x$ and $y$ have the same Euclidean norm $\nu(x) = \nu(y)$ then they are associates? Can someone give me a proof of this?
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Sub-module over the Fraction field of a PID

R is a PID with field of fractions K. $M \subseteq K$ is a fin. generated R-Submodule. I am trying to show M is in fact generated by one element.
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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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Number of ideals of a PID modulo an ideal

Let $R$ be a Principal Ideal Domain and $(a)\neq(0)$ an ideal of $R$. Prove $R/(a)$ has a finite number of ideals.
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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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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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Norm-Euclidean rings?

For which integer $d$ is the ring $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{d}]$ norm-Euclidean? Here I'm referring to $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{d}] = \{a + b\sqrt{d} : a,b \in \mathbb{Z}\}$, not the ring of integers of ...
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Why does the result hold for PIDs but not for UFDs?

Let $R$ be a subring of an integral domain $S$, and suppose $R$ is a PID. Then it follows that if $r\in R$ is a gcd of $r_1$ and $r_2$ in $R$, where $r_1$ and $r_2$ are not both zero, then $r$ is a ...
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If $N\cap rM=rN$ for all $r\in R$, then is $M=N\oplus K$ for some $K$?

Suppose $M$ is a finitely generated free module over a principal ideal domain $R$, and $N$ a submodule. Why does the condition $N\cap rM=rN$ for all $r\in R$ implies that $M=N\oplus K$ for some ...
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Every prime ideal is either zero or maximal in a PID.

$(1)$ Let $R$ be a commutative ring with $1\neq 0.$ If $R$ is a PID, show that every prime ideal is either zero or maximal. In many books I have found the proof of the above statement where they ...
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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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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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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 of analytic functions on the circle

Let $A = C^\omega(S^1)$ (resp. $C^\omega_{\mathbb C}(S^1)$) the ring of real-analytic real-valued (resp. complex valued) functions on the circle. These rings have maximal ideals $\mathfrak m_p = ...
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How can we write this $\mathbb{Q}[x]$-module as a direct sum of cyclic $\mathbb{Q}[x]$-modules?

If $L$ is the submodule of $\mathbb{Q}[x]^{(3)}$ generated by $(2x-1,x,x),(x,x,x),(x+1,2x,x)$. How do we write $\mathbb{Q}[x]^{(3)}/L$ as a direct sum of cyclic modules?
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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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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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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 $p$ ...