# Questions tagged [rngs]

A rng is an associative ring without necessarily having a multiplicative identity (rng = ring - $i$dentity).

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### Prime property in noncommutative rings without identity

Let $R$ be a ring (without assuming identity or commutativity), and $P$ a proper ideal of $R$. Show that the following are equivalent: (a) For ideals $A,B$: $AB\subseteq P$ implies $A\subseteq P$ ...
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### In a commutative ring $R$ if, for every $a\in R$, the smallest ideal containing $a$ is equal to $Ra$ then $R$ has identity?

Let $R$ be a commutative ring such that, for every $a\in R$, the smallest ideal containing $a$ is equal to $Ra$. Does $R$ have identity? I did this when $R$ has at least one non-zero divisor then it'...
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### Non-unital ring $(2\mathbb{Z})[X]$ is not Noetherian

Let $R = 2\mathbb{Z}$. Then $R[x]$ is not a noetherian ring. I do not understand why this is so, because Hilbert's basis theorem says: If R Noetherian ring, then R[X] a is Noetherian ring (from wiki)....
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### Example that $R/I$ is not field where $R$ is a commutative ring and $I$ is maximal ideal.

Theorem. Let $I$ be an ideal in a commutative ring $R$ with identity. Then $I$ is a maximal ideal if and only if the quotient ring $R/I$ is a field. Above Theorem is very famous theorem. But The ...
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### Is the ring $m\mathbb{Z}$ isomorphic to the ring $n\mathbb{Z}$?

I came over a question in ring theory which I am not being able to proceed upon: When is the ring $m\mathbb{Z}$ isomorphic to the ring $n\mathbb{Z}$, where $m, n \in \mathbb{N}$? I know that to ...
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### Element of a ring without unity which divides every other element

Question. Is there an example of a ring $R$ (commutative or not) without unity and an element $x \in R$ such that for every $y \in R$ there exists a $z \in R$ such that $y = x z$? In other words, is ...
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### Why is it necessary for a ring to have multiplicative identity?

I have read earlier that in a ring $(R,+,.)$ the following needs to hold: $(R,+)$ is an abelian group multiplication is associative and closed left and right distribution laws hold. However, I ...
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### Does $M \otimes_R N = 0$ for a non-unital ring $R$ if there are ideals $I,J \lhd R$ such that $MI+JN = 0$ and $I+J = R$?

Suppose that $M,N$ are $R$-modules, $I,J\lhd R$. Suppose that $MI=JN=0$ and that $I+J=R$. Prove that $M\bigotimes_R N=0$. This is very easy to prove if the ring is unital as you may write $1=i+j$, ...
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### Are there different left and right ideals in a ring without identity?

For a non commutative ring without identity, is it possible that there will be right and left ideals which are different?
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### Pathologies in “rng”

There is no general consensus regarding whether a ring should have a unity element or not. Many authors work with unital rings , and other does not essentially require unity. If we do not assume ...
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### For any rng $R$, can we attach a unity?

Let $R$ be an rng. (There may be no unity) Then, does there always exist a ring(with unity) $A$ such that $R$ is a subrng of $A$?