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Is $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{15}]$ a UFD?

Let $R=\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{15}]=\{a+b\sqrt{15}:a,b\in\mathbb{Z}\}$. How do I show that $(3,\sqrt{15})$ is a maximal ideal but not a principal ideal? How do I show that $(3,\sqrt{15})^2$ is a ...
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Show that $m\mathbb{Z}/md\mathbb{Z} \cong \mathbb{Z}/d\mathbb{Z}$ if and only if $(d,m)=1$

Show that $m\mathbb{Z}/md\mathbb{Z} \cong \mathbb{Z}/d\mathbb{Z}$ as rings without identity if and only if $(d,m)=1$. I know that if $\phi : A \to B$ is a epimorphism ring and $A$ is a unit ...
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Solving a polynomial for cyclic roots

For any complex value of c, the following polynomial has 6 complex root values of p: $$1+c+2 c^2+c^3+p+2 c p+c^2 p+p^2+3 c p^2+3 c^2 p^2+p^3+2 c p^3+p^4+3 c p^4+p^5+p^6$$ For a general 6th order ...
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Is there a finite ring whose rank is smaller than the rank of its group and its monoid?

Consider a finite ring $(R, +, \times)$ comprising a finite additive abelian group $(R, +)$, a finite multiplicative monoid $(R, \times)$, and a distributivity rule relating the two. Let the rank of ...
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Representation of left ideals of the matrix ring [duplicate]

We know that $J$ is an ideal of the full matrix ring $S=M_n(R)$ if and only if $J$ is the ring of all $n\times n$ matrices over $I$ for some ideal $I$ of the ring $R$ with identity. Now, my question ...
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Subrings of the product of rings of algebraic integers

Let $K,L$ be a number fields and $\mathcal{O}_K,\mathcal{O}_L$ their rings of algebraic integers, and $n_K=[K:\mathbb Q]$, $n_L=[L:\mathbb Q]$. Suppose that $R$ is a subring of ...
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Prove that $u$ is a trivial unit

Let $G$ be a finite group. I want to prove that if $u\in \mathbb{Z}G$ be a torsion unit (i.e. for some $n$, $u^n=1$) of integral group ring $\mathbb{Z}G$ such that $u$ normalizes $G$, then $u$ is a ...
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Example of an integral domain that is not integrally closed and having some localization which is also not integrally closed

Can anyone show an example of integral domain that is not integrally closed and also has one of its localization with respect to a maximal ideal not integrally closed?
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Generalisation of euclidean domains

Recently I wondered how dependent the definition of euclidean domains is of the co-domain of the norm-function. To be precise: Let's define a semi-euclidean domain as a domain $R$ together with a ...
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Equivalent properties of Von Neumann regular rings

Let $M$ be a module over a ring $A$ and $R=Hom_A(M,M)$ its endomorphism ring (with respect to the composition). I need to show these following conditions are equivalent: $\alpha = \alpha \beta ...
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Show that $\phi(p^e)=p^e-p^{e-1}$

In an exercise I was asked to show that if $R$ is a ring with relatively prime ideals $I_1,I_2$ then $R/I \cong R/I_1 \oplus R/I_2$ where $I=I_1 \cap I_2$ and $\oplus$ is the direct sum. A follow on ...
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If I is an irreducible ideal, and P is a prime ideal, is (I+P)/P irreducible?

Let $A$ be a commutative ring with unit, and $P$ a prime ideal. My question is: If $I$ is an irreducible ideal in $A$, is $(I+P)/P$ irreducible in $A/P$? If not, can you show a counterexample? ...
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There exists a zero dimensional ideal I such that $\dim (R/I) - |V(I)| \geq \alpha > 0$

If $I \subset K[x_1,\dots,x_n]$ is a zero dimensional ideal and $$V(I) = \{ (\alpha_1,\dots,\alpha_n) \in K^n: f((\alpha_1,\dots,\alpha_n)) = 0\ \forall f\in I\}$$ (the variety). I know that ...
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Is this matrix decomposition possible?

Given a $2\times2$ matrix $S$ with entries in $\mathbb{Z}$ or $\mathbb{Q}$ , when is it possible to write $S=\frac{1}{3}(ABC+CAB+BCA)$ such that $A+B+C=0$, where $A, B, C$ are matrices over the same ...
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For which $n \in \mathbb{N}$ does $x^8 + [2]_nx^7+[6]_nx^6-x^2-[2]_nx - [6]_n = [0]_n$ have at least $7$ distinct solutions?

I have to find one $n \in \mathbb{N}$ such that $$x^8 + [2]_nx^7+[6]_nx^6-x^2-[2]_nx - [6]_n = [0]_n$$ has at least $7$ distinct solutions in $\mathbb{Z}_n$ (or, equivalently, $f(x) = x^8 + ...
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Noncommutative rings and the evaluation homomorphism

Recall the evaluation homomorphism of a ring. For example, if $\{R[x]|{p(x)=a_0+a_1x+a_2x^2...}$} is the ring of polynomials with real coefficients then we can evaluate with respect to $c$ by letting ...
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Matrices representing a map between free modules of infinite rank and Fitting's Lemma (Eisenbud)

p.497 of Commutative Algebra with a View Toward Algebraic Geometry, Eisenbud: If $\phi: F \rightarrow G$ is a map of free modules, then $I_j\phi$ is the image of the map $$\Lambda^j F ...
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When is an ideal also a ring, and could then be anything said about its relation to the original ring

If $R$ is a ring with unity $1$, then $S \subseteq R$ is called a subring if it is itself a ring with $1 \in S$. A subset $I \subseteq R$ is called an ideal if it is a group with respect to addition ...
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Intersection of two ideals

Let $A$ be a commutative ring and let $\mathfrak{a}$, $\mathfrak{b}$ be ideals in $A$. I am asked the following question: Show that $\mathfrak{a} \cap \mathfrak{b}$ is the largest ideal of $A$ ...
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Correspondence between prime and maximal ideals [on hold]

My professor put the following statement in the lecture notes without proof: Let $R$ be a commutative ring and $I$ an ideal. Then the natural correspondence between ideals containing $I$ and ideals ...
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Contraction of maximal ideals in polynomial rings over PIDs

Let $R$ be a principal ideal domain which is not a field, and let $M$ be a maximal ideal of the polynomial ring $R[X_1,\dots,X_n]$. If $n=1$ it is very easy to see that $M \cap R \neq 0$. Is this also ...
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Exercise from Kaplansky - Commutative Rings (1.2.3)

Exercise 3 in section 1-2: Let $R$ be an integral domain, $P$ a finitely generated non-zero prime ideal in $R$, and $I$ an ideal in $R$ properly containing $P$. Let $x$ be an element in the ...
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Equivalent condition for being a regular prime ideal

$\newcommand{\p}{\mathfrak{p}}$ $\newcommand{\tp}{\tilde{\mathfrak{p}}}$ $\newcommand{\tA}{\tilde{A}}$ I have a question about Neukirch, Algebraic Number Theory, page 92. The problem is to show the ...
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Is the set of all $f$ such that $\lim_{x\to1^-}f(x) = 0$ an ideal in the ring of functions from $[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$?

Is the set of all $f$ such that $\lim_{x\to1^-}f(x) = 0$ an ideal in the ring of functions from $[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$? I'm sure about the closure under addition but not quite clear about if ...
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Derived categories of filtered modules

For a ${\mathbb Z}$-filtered ring ${\mathbb k}$ one can consider the category ${\mathbb k}\text{-filt}$ of ${\mathbb Z}$-filtered ${\mathbb k}$-modules, equipped with the exact structure which ...
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Reduction modulo $p$ of $x^4 + 3x^3 -21x^2 -62x -40$ with a multiple root

Let us consider $$g(x) = x^4 + 3x^3 -21x^2 -62x -40 \in \mathbb{Z}[x].$$ How does one find the primes $p>0$ such that the reduction of $g(x)$ modulo $p$ has a multiple root (without taking into ...
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Non-Euclidean domains examples which have universal side divisor

Let $R$ be a ring. A nonzero nonunit element of $R$ is called a universal side divisor if for every element $x$ of $R$ there is some element $z$ of $R$ such that $u$ divides $x - z$ in $R$ where $z$ ...
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Groebner basis and prime ideals.

Let $I$ be an ideal in a polynomial ring $K[x,y_1,\dots,y_n]$ and assume that $I \cap K[x]\neq (0)$. Let $>$ be an elimination ordering for $\{y_1, \dots, y_n\}$ and $G$ is a Groebner basis for $I$ ...
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Symbolic power of a prime ideal is primary

Let $A$ be a commutative ring, $S$ a multiplicatively closed subset of $A$. For any ideal $\mathfrak a$, let $S(\mathfrak a)$ denote the inverse image of $S^{−1}\mathfrak a$ under the localization map ...
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$f$ is divisible by a square of non-constant polynomial iff $f,f'$ are not relatively prime

Let $R$ be a commutative ring and $f=a_0+ \cdots +a_nt^n \in R[t]$. Define $f':=a_1+2a_2t+ \cdots + na_{n-1}t^{n-1}$. Show that $f$ is divisible by a square of non-constant polynomial if and only ...
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An irreducible polynomial in a subfield of $\mathbb{C}$ has no multiple roots in $\mathbb{C}$

Let $K\subset \mathbb{C}$ be a subfield and $f\in K[t]$ an irreducible polynomial. Show that $f$ has no multiple roots in $\mathbb{C}$. If I understand this question correctly, I must show that ...
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Union Over a Totally Ordered Set of Ideals is an Ideal

I am trying to understand the proof of a theorem which uses Zorn's lemma. I understand quite well all parts of the proof except for one point: Let $R$ be a ring and define $K\doteq \{I\subseteq R ...
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Does localization of a Noetherian ring always give a local ring? [on hold]

I have a local ring $A$ and suppose I localized this ring at prime $P$. Is the localized ring $A_P$ a local ring? I was wondering if it requires additional properties on $A$. Thank you very much!
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Property of a Noetherian ring: How come $P \setminus P^2$ is non-empty? ($P$ is a prime ideal) [on hold]

Let $A$ be a Noetherian ring, and let $P$ be a prime ideal. How come we know that $P \setminus P^2$ is non-empty? Thank you!
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Determining all the homomorphisms $\mathbb{Z} \to R$, where R is an integral domain.

I think I have this question figured out almost completely, but I'm a little worried about using a certain notation. Suppose $\mathbb{Z} \stackrel{\phi}{\longrightarrow} R$ is a ring homomorphism. ...
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Affine varieties and their ideals

I was reading on Wikipedia about quotient ideals. It mentions that if $W$ and $V$ are affine varieties (assume $V$ is) and $I(V)$ and $I(W)$ are the ideals for $V$ and $W$, then $$I(V):I(W) = ...
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When Leavitt path algebras are unital

I’ve been taking a seminar course on Leavitt path algebras, and our source material is rather laconic as far as explanations are concerned. I am attempting to justify (to myself) the following claim ...
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Computing generators for a finitely generated module

I came across this problem yesterday: Let $R$ be a ring and $M$ an $R-$module. $\varphi:R^n\to M$ is a surjective $R-$module homomorphism if and only if $M$ is finitely generated. Given the set of ...
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Show that we have a ring isomorphism $\varphi : D^{op} \rightarrow {End_{M_n {(D)}}}(D^n) $. [on hold]

I am trying to solve the following Representation Theory question: Suppose that $d \in D$ and define the map $$ \varphi_d \colon D^n \rightarrow D^n $$ by $$ \varphi_d((v_1, \ldots, v_n)) ...
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Correspondence theorem for rings.

Could someone provide a reference that includes a full and honest proof of the Correspondence Theorem for rings? Let $A$ be a multiplicative ring with identity and $I$ an ideal of $A$. There is a ...
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In proof of $|G| = n_1^2 + n_2^2 + \ldots + n_h^2$ how could equality of dimensions concluded from ring isomorphism

In Derek Robinson, A Course in the Theory of Groups on page 224 he proves: Let $G$ be a finite group and let $F$ be an algebraically closed field whose characteristic does not divide the order of ...
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Field of fractions of $\mathbb{C}[X,Y,Z]/\langle XY-Z^2\rangle$ [closed]

Let $R=\mathbb{C}[X,Y,Z]/\langle XY-Z^2\rangle$ and let $\mathbb{C}(X,Y)$ be the field of fractions of $\mathbb{C}[X,Y]$. Show that the field of fractions of $R$ can be expressed as ...
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Is I-adic completion a ring epimorphism?

Let $R$ be a commutative ring and let $I \subset R$ be an ideal. For any $n \ge 1$, the ring homomorphism $R \rightarrow R/I^n$ is surjective, hence an epimorphism in the category of rings. What about ...
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Prove that $\varepsilon(v) \equiv \varepsilon(u) \equiv 1 (2)$

Suppose I have a finite group $G$ and its integral group ring $\Bbb{Z}G$. Let $P < G$ , thus we have $\Bbb{Z}[C_G(P)] \subseteq \Bbb{Z}G$. Let $u\in U(\Bbb{Z}G)$ and let $v\in \Bbb{Z}[C_G(P)]$ be ...
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Embeddable rings axiomatic class?

In this question, a ring is defined to be with a unit distinct from the zero element, not necessarily a commutative ring though. Is the class of all such rings that can be embedded into fields an ...
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Why is $|V(I)| \leq d_1\cdots d_n$?

If $I \subset K[x_1,\dots,x_n]$ is a zero dimensional ideal and $$V(I) = \{ (\alpha_1,\dots,\alpha_n) \in K^n: f((\alpha_1,\dots,\alpha_n)) = 0\ \forall f\in I\}$$ (the variety). Then if $G$ is a ...
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Pick out a polynomial such that ideal $J=q(x)R$ , where $q(x)$ is polynomial and $R$ is ring [closed]

In the ring of polynomials $R =\mathbb Z_5[x]$ with coefficients from the field $\mathbb Z_5$, consider the smallest ideal $J$ containing the polynomials, $p_1(x) = x^3 + 4x^2 + 4x + 1$ $p_2(x) = ...
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Explanation of a proof about graded module structure

Let $\Bbb F$ be a field and $M$ a finitely generated $\Bbb F[x]$-module. The structure theorem for modules over a PID says that $$ M\cong \Bbb F[x]^r\oplus\biggl(\bigoplus_{j=0}^s\Bbb ...
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Irreducible but not prime in $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{-5}] $

Show that $2,3, 1-\sqrt{-5}, 1+\sqrt{-5}$ are irreducible over $\mathbb{Z}[\sqrt{-5}]$, but not prime and that 1 and -1 are the only units. Let $N$ be the norm map into $\mathbb{Z}$ and let u ...
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Finite number of maximal ideals of bounded norm [on hold]

Suppose that we have an integral extension of rings $R\subseteq S$ and $S$ is finitely generated as $R$-module or as $R$-algebra, and $R/\mathfrak m$ is finite for all maximal ideals and $S/\mathfrak ...