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accepted When does the cancellation law hold for the ring of polynomials over a field?
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asked When does the cancellation law hold for the ring of polynomials over a field?
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accepted Is there a notation for polynomial division?
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accepted If $ R $ is a commutative ring with unity, then how do I prove: $ a \neq 0, ~ b \neq 0 \Longrightarrow a \cdot b \neq 0 $?
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comment If $ R $ is a commutative ring with unity, then how do I prove: $ a \neq 0, ~ b \neq 0 \Longrightarrow a \cdot b \neq 0 $?
@Brian Do you mean, for any polynomial ring $R[X]$, $\deg f(X) + \deg g(X)$ may not be equal to $\deg f(X)g(X)$, where they are polynomials? What would be the weakest algebraic structure which makes that possible?
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comment If $ R $ is a commutative ring with unity, then how do I prove: $ a \neq 0, ~ b \neq 0 \Longrightarrow a \cdot b \neq 0 $?
•means multiplication here. I dunno how to write small circle in Latex..
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asked If $ R $ is a commutative ring with unity, then how do I prove: $ a \neq 0, ~ b \neq 0 \Longrightarrow a \cdot b \neq 0 $?
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comment How do I define Polynomial ring $R[x]$ over a commutative ring $R$ with unity?
Thank you. Just for clarity, isn't your argument exactly the same as that i posted?
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accepted How do I define Polynomial ring $R[x]$ over a commutative ring $R$ with unity?
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comment How do I define Polynomial ring $R[x]$ over a commutative ring $R$ with unity?
Aha! I wonder why author of my textbook didn't write that one simple word 'sequence'.. Thank you
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comment How do i prove that any two distinct irreducible monic polynomials in a field are relatively prime?
@rschwieb Yes, I made that assumption. Thank you!
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comment How do i prove that any two distinct irreducible monic polynomials in a field are relatively prime?
@rschwieb For example, $Z_2=\{0,1\}$ is a field if $1+1=0, 1+0=1, 0•0=0, 1•0=0$. Here, polynomials $f(x)=x^2 + x + 1$ and $g(x)=1$ are not equal polynomials, but they are equal functions.