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Is the length of a module over a simple artinian ring an invariant?

If $R$ is a simple artinian ring, Wedderburn theory tells us that $R=Mat_n(D)$ for some $n\geq 1$ and division ring $D$ and also every $R$-module $M$ is a direct sum of finitely many copies of the ...
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Checking irreducibility of $3x+6$ in $\mathbb Q[x]$ and $\mathbb Z[x]$

Any hint How should I check whether $3x+6$ is irreducible in : 1.) $\mathbb Q[x]$ 2.) $\mathbb Z[x]$
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$\rm{End}_\mathbb Z(\mathbb Z_n)$ [on hold]

Let $\mathbb Z_n$ be $\mathbb Z$-module. I am looking for $\rm{End}$$_\mathbb Z(\mathbb Z_n)$ where by $\rm{End}$$_\mathbb Z$ I mean the ring of all $\mathbb Z$-module endomorphisms.
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Associates in ring of polynomials

I can't understand what actually being Associate means in Rings of Polynomials. The book states: Two elements $a$ and $b$ of a commutative ring with unity are associates if there exists a unit ...
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homology and cohomology with coefficients of ring and field [on hold]

(1). Let $R$ be a ring. Let $X$ be a topological space. Then $H^n(X;R)$ is a module over $R$. Also $H_n(X;R)$ is a module over $R$.Is this statement correct? (2). Let $F$ be a field. Let $X$ be a ...
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Embedding a ring into a ring with unity

I was reading the theorem on Embedding of a ring into a ring with unity which is as follows: Let R be ring and $R\times \mathbb Z=\{(r,n)|r\in R,n\in \mathbb Z\}$ . this is a ring with ...
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Proving Irreduciblity in Polynomial Quotient Rings

I'm working on an exercise from Dummit and Foote, and I've gotten down to the following lemma that makes everything I need work out, the only problem is that I'm not sure how to prove it (or whether ...
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Reference on Modules

I'm looking for a book that provides a nice introduction to Modules for a student that already had a first course in Abstract Algebra in groups and rings. The book should explain why are modules ...
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How to write $210\in\mathbb Z[\sqrt{-1}]$ as a product of prime elements? [on hold]

How can I write $210\in\mathbb Z[\sqrt{-1}]$ as a product of prime elements?
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Smallest subring containing $\sqrt{5}$

I want to find the smallest subring of $\mathbb R$ which contains $\mathbb Q$ and $\sqrt 5$. I am sure that$\{a+b\sqrt{5}:a,b \in \mathbb Q \}$ is the right candidate. I already showed that this is ...
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A question on non commutative ring or algebra

Assume that $R$ is a ring such that $R=I+J$ where $I$ and $J$ are 2 -sided ideal.(This is not a direct sum) If $I$ and $J$ are commutative does it implies that $R$ is a commutative ring? Please ...
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Good reference book for quadratic integer rings?

Could anyone direct me to a good reference book(s) for quadratic integer rings? Ideally, the reference would begin with their elementary properties and then proceed through their ring-theoretic ...
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If $R$ is a ring, $S$ is a subring, and $I$ is an ideal of $R$, then $I\cup S$ is an ideal of $S$

Proof or Counterexample: If $R$ is a ring, $S$ is a subring, and $I$ is an ideal of $R$, then $I\cup S$ is an ideal of $S$. Just before this I encountered a similar problem with $I\cap S$ and was ...
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Show that $deg(f\cdot g)=n+m$

I started learning about rings and I was asked to proof some claims. I don't understand how I may prove the last one. I have proven that if $f$ and $g$ are polynomials over some ring of polynomials, ...
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What is an example of a commutative ring with a non-zero element [on hold]

True or false? For every element r in a ring R, if r≠1, then 1-r is invertible. i have tried using the inverse relation and was not able to find the answer may i know how we can verify this .I think ...
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Maximal ideal in $\mathbb{Q}[x,y]$

I am trying to prove that $(x,y)$ is a maximal ideal of $\mathbb{Q}[x,y]$. Since an ideal $I \subseteq R$ is maximal if and only if $R/I$ is a field, it suffices to prove that $\mathbb{Q}[x,y]/(x,y)$ ...
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Classifying Unital commutative Rings of order 8

Classify unital commutative rings of order 8. Attempt:In a unital ring $R$ of order $8$ the additive order of $1$ can only be $2,4$ or $8$. In the third case when additive order of $1$ is 8, $1$ ...
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Simple question on tensoring by a quotient ring

$A \subset B$ is an extension of commutative rings s.t. $B$ is a f.g. free $A$-module of rank $n$, so I have $A^n \stackrel{\sim}{\longrightarrow} B$ as $A$-modules. Let $\mathfrak a$ be an ideal of ...
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Simple Maximal Ideal Question.

Question: Let $R = \{a + bi | a,b \in \Bbb Z \}$, let $M = \{x(2 + i) | x \in R\}$. Prove M is a maximal ideal of R. I just started learning about ideals so I apologize for asking a basic question, ...
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why $\mathbb Z[\sqrt 2] \ncong \mathbb Z[\sqrt 3]$?

The following is a question from section $3.11$ of the book An introduction to abstract algebra by Allenby: Explain intuitively why $\mathbb Z[\sqrt 2] \ncong \mathbb Z[\sqrt 3]$.back your ...
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In $\mathbb Z[x]$, show that the only common divisors of $2$ and $x$ are $1$ and $-1$.

In $\mathbb Z[x]$, show that the only common divisors of $2$ and $x$ are $1$ and $-1$. $\mathbb Z[x]$ is the ring of poloynomials with integer coefficients. This should be a pretty trivial question. ...
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Irruducible $R$-modules of a ring [on hold]

Suppose $R$ is a ring and $M$ is an $R-$module. If $M$ is irreducible, then what is the meaning of it?
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Ideals and product of ideals

If $I$ is an ideal of a ring $R$, what is the meaning of $I^k$? 1) Is it the collection of $k-$ tuples of elements of $I$? 2) Or is it the collection of finite sums of $k$ products of elements of ...
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The fundamental unit in the ring of algebraic integers. 1

Let $R$ be a ring. Suppose that there exists an element $r\in R$ with $r^n = 0$, for some $n \geq 1$. Prove that $1 - r$ is invertible. May I know how we can prove this theory with some examples?
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In $\mathbb{Z}_q$ where $q$ is prime, show that $[a^q]=[a]$ for all $[a]\in \mathbb{Z}_q$

Question: In $\mathbb{Z}_q$ where $q$ is prime, show that $a^q=a$ for all $a\in \mathbb{Z}_q$. My attempt: To show $[a^q]=[a]$ for all $[a]\in \mathbb{Z}_q$, it suffices to show that for any ...
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Show that $\deg(fg) = m+n$

Let $R$, a ring with a $1$ and $f,g$ two polynomials, where $\deg(f)=n, \deg(g)=m$. Also, there's a $c\in R$ such that $b_mc = 1$. Show that $\deg(fg)=m+n$. I'd be glad for a guidance. Thanks
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Let $I$ be a proper ideal of a ring $R$. Then $IR[\alpha_1, … , \alpha_n]$ is a proper ideal of $R[\alpha_1, … , \alpha_n]$

Let $I$ be a proper ideal of the commutative ring $R$. Then $IR[\alpha_1, ... , \alpha_n]$ is a proper ideal of $R[\alpha_1, ... , \alpha_n]$ I thought of using the fact that an ideal of any ring ...
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Idempotents in $\mathbf{CRing}$

I'm not able to find an example of an idempotent morphism different from an identity in the category of commutative rings with unity (an idempotent, as a morphism in that category, must preserve 1, ...
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list the distinct principal ideals in $\mathbb{ℤ}_2 \times \mathbb{ℤ}_3$

How do I find and list the distinct principal ideals in ℤ2xℤ3? I know that Z2 has 0,1 and that Z3 has 0,1,2, but I'm not sure how to list them and how to find ideals in Z2xZ3
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Let R be a ring. Suppose that there exists an element r∈R with r^n = 0, for some n ≥ 1. [on hold]

Let R be a ring. Suppose that there exists an element r∈R with r^n = 0, for some n ≥ 1. Prove that 1 - r is invertible. (Hint: to get some ideas, think of the equality 1/(1-t)=∑_(k=0)^∞▒t^k, valid for ...
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(Updated): Finding the kernel of a ring morphism

Let $m,n \in \mathbb{Z} \setminus \lbrace 0 \rbrace $, consider $$\varphi: \begin{cases} \mathbb{Z}_{/<m \cdot n >} &\longrightarrow \mathbb{Z}_{/<m>} \times ...
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Prime ideals in non-commutative ring

On Wikipedia it says that an ideal $I \neq R$ in a non-commutative ring $R$ is prime if whenever two ideals $A,B$ satisfy $AB \subseteq I$ then either $A \subseteq I$ or $B \subseteq I$. It also ...
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In a noncommutative ring, is there always a pair $x,y$ such that $xy-yx=1$?

Let $R$ be a non-commutative ring. Are there two element $x,y\in R$ such that $xy-yx=1_{R}$? I have proved it is true for $R$ being an algebra with finite dimension. Sorry, I made a mistake, should ...
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Does every infinite field contain the integers as a subring?

I simply ask because if $1+1=2(1)=2$ then this would imply that all positive integers are contained, and as every element in a field has a negative all the negative integers are contained. At the same ...
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True or false? For every element $r$ in a ring $R$, if $r\neq 1$, then $1 − r$ is invertible. [on hold]

True or false? For every element $r$ in a ring $R$, if $r\neq 1$, then $1 − r$ is invertible. ...
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Questions Regarding a Ring

I am extremely new to abstract math. I was given the following problem and below each of the questions, I have my answer. I can't imagine it is right because I am so confused. Please point me in the ...
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Ring/Nilpotent Proof [duplicate]

Let $R$ be a ring with unity, and suppose $x\in R$ is nilpotent $(i.e. x^n=0$ for some positive integer $n$ $)$. Prove that $1-x$ is a unit in $R$. Any hints or proofs are greatly appreciated. Rings ...
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Finding roots of $x^9 + 1$ modulo $19$

As part of a problem to factorise $f = x^6 + x^3 + 1$ over $\mathbb F_{19}$, I've realised that $f$ is a factor of $x^{18} - 1 = (x^9 + 1)(x-1)(x^6 + x^3 + 1)(x^2 + x + 1)$ which splits into linear ...
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Prove or disprove : $a_0+a_1 x+…+a_n x^n\in R[x]$ is nilpotent iff $a_i$ is nilpotent $\forall i$.

1) Prove or disprove : $a_0+a_1 x+...+a_n x^n\in R[x]$ is nilpotent iff $a_i$ is nilpotent $\forall i$. 2) Prove or disprove : $a_0+a_1 x+...+a_n x^n\in R[x]$ is a unit iff $a_i$ is nilpotent ...
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An equivalent condition with $\{0\}$ being the only nilpotent ideal

In a ring $R$ prove that $\{0\}$ is the only nilpotent ideal if and only if for every ideals $A$ and $B$ from $R$, $AB=\{0\}$ implies $A\cap B=\{0\} $.
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Doubt regarding Sum of two subrings need not be subring.

We know that sum of two subrings need not be a subring ,but then why is the following so: Let $A$ be a subring of a ring $R$ and $I$ an ideal of $R$ . Then $A+I=\{a+i|a\in A,i\in I\}$ is a ...
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Self-learning Book recommendation for topics in ring-theory

I failed badly in my Internal examination in ring theory , and at any cost want to improve upon my grades in the final eamination,with a month and a half to go .... I haven't yet covered the below ...
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Are prime ideals always comaximal?

This is easy to see in the ring of integers. In fact, the ideals don't even have to be prime. It's enough to be coprime. Then their GCD is 1, so 1 can be written as a linear combination of the ...
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showing $\psi: R\to \mathbb C$ is ring isomorphism.

Below is an example from I.N. Herstein: Let $R=\Bigg\{\left( \begin{array}{ccc} a & b \\ -b & a \end{array} \right)\Bigg|a,b\in \mathbb R\Bigg\}$ and let $\mathbb C$ be the field of ...
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Prove that $S$ is a subring of $\mathbb{Z}_{28}$

Question: $S=\{0,4,8,12,16,20,24\}.$ Prove that $S$ is a subring of $\mathbb{Z}_{28}$ Confusion 1: This might be a dumb question, but when we refer to $[4]$ in $S$, for example, is that the congruent ...
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When are cancellations allowed in ring?

During the lecture my professored mentioned something like "cancellation is perfectly fine in a ring when dealing with addition, but not with multiplication!". The example he gave was that, in ...
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If a module is nonzero, then a localization module is nonzero

Let $R$ be a commutative ring, when $\mathfrak p$ is a prime ideal, there is the localization $M_{\mathfrak p}:=S^{-1}M$, where $S=R\setminus\mathfrak p$. Show: If $M$ is a nonzero $R$-module, ...
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A concrete example of a unital noncommutative ring without maximal two-sided ideals

Whenever I say ideal in this question I'm talking about two sided-ideals. Does there exist a concrete example of a non-commutative ring with $1$ without maximal ideals? We know that if $R$ is a ...
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If $R$ is a local ring, is $R[[x]]$ (the ring of formal power series) also a local ring?

So, I was trying to find a counter-example that shows not every local ring's lattice of ideals is a chain. I think $F[[x_1,\cdots,x_n]]$ is a good counter-example but I'm not able to show that ...
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Integral domain ${\mathbf Z}[\alpha] = \{a + b\alpha\ |\ a,\ b \in {\mathbf Z}\}$

Exercise: Show that the smallest subdomain of complex numbers containing the element $\alpha=\frac{\sqrt{5} - 1}{2}$ is ${\mathbf Z}[\alpha] = \{a + b\alpha\ |\ a,\ b \in {\mathbf Z}\}$. I thought I ...