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Quotient of polynomials, PID but not Euclidean domain?

While trying to look up examples of PIDs that are not Euclidean domains, I found a statement (without reference) on the Euclidean domain page of Wikipedia that $$\mathbb{R}[X,Y]/(X^2+Y^2+1)$$ is ...
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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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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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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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Prove that a UFD is a PID if and only if every nonzero prime ideal is maximal

Prove that a UFD is a PID if and only if every nonzero prime ideal is maximal. The forward direction is standard, and the reverse direction is giving me trouble. In particular, I can prove that ...
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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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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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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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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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Proofs of the structure theorem for finitely generated modules over a PID

I'm looking for different proofs (references or sketch of main ideas) of the structure theorem for finitely generated modules over a PID. If possible, a comparison in terms of clarity, elegance or ...
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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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$M \oplus M \simeq N \oplus N$ then $M \simeq N.$

Let $M$ and $N$ be finitely generated $R$-modules where $R$ principal domain. Show that if $M \oplus M \simeq N \oplus N$ then $M \simeq N.$
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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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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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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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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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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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If F is a field, then $F[x,y]$ is a Principal Ideal Domain?

Let $F$ be a field, and $F[x,y]$ be a ring of polynomials in two variables. Is $F[x,y]$ a Principal Ideal Domain? Also show that $F[x,y]/(y^2-x)$ and $F[x,y]/(y^2-x^2)$ are not isomorphic for any ...
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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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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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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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Characterization of primary ideals in a principal ideal domain

On the commutative algebra wiki, a table of properties lists that "for a PID, the primary ideals coincide with the powers of prime ideals." I played around with it, couldn't produce a proof, ...
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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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Proof that $\mathbb{Z}\left[\frac{1 + \sqrt{-19}}{2}\right]$ is a PID

How would one prove that $\mathbb{Z}\left[\frac{1 + \sqrt{-19}}{2}\right]$ is a principal ideal domain (PID)? It isn't a Euclidean domain according to the Wikipedia article on PIDs.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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module over a quotient of a principal ideal domain

The Statement I suspect the following proposition is well known, but I found no reference. Proposition If $A$ is a principal ideal domain, if $I$ is a nonzero ideal of $A$, and if $M$ is an ...
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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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PID and finitely generated module

I am trying to prove the following statements: Let $R$ be a PID and $M$ a finitely generated $R$-module. Prove: (a) $M$ is torsion module iff $\operatorname{Hom}_R(M,R)=0$ (b) $M$ is an ...
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Problem with Smith normal form over a PID that is not an Euclidean domain

This is an homework exercise of the Algebra lecture. I need to evaluate the Smith normal form of the following matrix $$A:=\begin{pmatrix}1 & -\xi & \xi-1\\2 ...
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For which $d$ is $\mathbb Z[\sqrt d]$ a principal ideal domain?

Is there any general idea about for which $d$, $\mathbb Z[\sqrt d]$ a principal ideal domain (PID)? As for example $\mathbb Z[\sqrt{-1}]$ and $\mathbb Z[\sqrt 2] $ are PIDs, but $\mathbb Z[\sqrt{-5}] ...
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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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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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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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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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Finitely generated graded modules over $K[x]$

I need some help on this exercise from A Course in Ring Theory by Donald S. Passman The result is supposely similar to the well-known structure theorem in the non-graded case. So let $M$ be a ...
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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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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 ...