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Projective dimension of a sub-ideal

Let $\mathbf{k}$ be a field, and let $S=\mathbf{k}[x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n]$. Let $I\subset J$ be finitely generated monomial ideals in $S$. Is it true that the projective dimension of $I$ is either ...
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Quotients and radicals

Let $I, J$ be ideals in a commutative ring with identity $R$. Define the quotient ideal $(I : J)$ by $$(I : J)=\{x\in R : xJ\subseteq I\}.$$ Define the radical $r(A)$, of an ideal $A$ of $R$ by ...
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question about Baer sum of extensions

Let $E_1$ and $E_2$ be extensions of $\mu_p$ by $\mathbb{Z}/{p\mathbb{Z}}$. Assume that $E$ contains $E_1$ and $E_2$ both, and $E_1 \cap E_2 = \mathbb{Z}/{p\mathbb{Z}}$. Then, does $E$ contain their ...
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scheme of commuting matrices

Let $k$ be any field. Let $r$ and $n$ be two positive integers. Consider the functor $F$ from the category of $k$-schemes to the category of sets which sends a $k$-scheme $T$ to the set of matrices ...
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Is every polynomial ring over any field regular?

Is every polynomial ring over any field regular? For a field that is algebraically closed, it is true as any maximal ideal of $k[x_1,...,x_n]$corresponds to a point $(t_1,...,t_n)$ in $\mathbb{A}^n$ ...
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Guises of the Stasheff polytopes, associahedra for the Coxeter $A_n$ root system?

Richard Stanley keeps a famous running compilation of different guises of the celebrated Catalan numbers. The number of vertices of the associahedron is one instantiation among the multitude, and the ...
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About freeness of modules over the coordinate ring of an affine variety [migrated]

Let $X$ be an irreducible affine variety, $A$ be its coordinate ring, $M$ be an $A$-module. Suppose that for any maximal ideal $m$ of $A$, the localization $M_m$ is a free module of rank $n$ (finite ...
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Is the regularity of finitely generated rings decidable?

Q: Is there an algorithm to decide whether a given finitely generated (over $\mathbb{Z}$) commutative ring is regular? I mean by regular that the localization at every prime ideal is a regular local ...
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Integral group rings on which stably free modules are free

Let $G$ be a torsion-free group and $ZG$ the integral group rings. Recall that a projective module $P$ over $ZG$ is stably free if there is an isomorphism $P \oplus ZG^n \cong ZG^m$. Are there known ...
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Uniform Artin-Rees

The Artin-Rees lemma states that if $R$ is a Noetherian ring, $I \subseteq R$ is an ideal and $N \subseteq M$ are finitely generated $R$-modules, then there exists an integer $k$ such that for every ...
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Lifting a direct summand of a free module

[EDIT]: After getting a nice counter example provided by Steven Landsburg I realize that I forgot to impose an important condition...namely $R$ is supposed to be complete w.r.t. the $I$-adic topology. ...
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homomorphisms of abelian groups [migrated]

Describe: 1) Hom(Q/Z->Q) 2) Hom(Q->Q/Z) Q rational numbers Z integers My thoughts 1) Q/Z i can describe as a/b, a,b coprime and smaller than 1. So I thought Hom(Q/Z->Q) I can describe as [f:a+N->b, N ...
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Does this construction yield the surreal numbers?

There are two simple constructions for creating arbitrarily large non-Archimedean ordered field extensions of the reals. First given such a field one may consider rational functions over that field ...
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Extending derivations to the superposition closure

Let $X$ be a set and $\mathcal{F}\subseteq {\mathbb{R}^X}$ an arbitrary family of functions. The superposition closure of $\mathcal{F}$ is defined as $$ \overline{\mathcal{F}}=\{ ...
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Thickness of the category of perfect complexes with finite length homology

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian local ring and let $D(R)$ be the derived category of $R$-modules. Recall that a chain complex $C_\bullet$ of modules over $R$ is called perfect if it is isomorphic ...
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Deligne's exterior power

In "Catégories Tannakiennes", Deligne defines the $n$th exterior power of an object $A$ of an abelian tensor category $\mathcal{C}$ as the image of the morphism $$p : A^{\otimes n} \to A^{\otimes n}, ...
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About the Dimension of a complete local ring

Let $k$ be a field, and let $A$ be a local, noetherian, complete k-algebra with residue field $k$. Suppose that there are elements $t_1,\dots,t_n$ in the maximal ideal of $A$ such that the map ...
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Flatness of Normaliztion of regular schemes

I have a followup to the followig question: Flatness of normalization Suppose that $X$ is a regular scheme (of finite type over a $\mathbb{C}$ if one wants) and $X'$ is the normalization of $X$ in a ...
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Vanishing of the module of differentials of a extension of perfect fields

Let $L|F$ be a extension of perfect fields of characteristic $p$, $\phi_F:F \to F_{\phi}$, $\phi_L:L \to L_{\phi}$ the Frobenius isomorphisms ($F_{\phi}=F$ but considered as $F$-algebra via $\phi_F$). ...
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computing the nonnegative part of a $\mathbb{Z}$-graded ring

Let $R = \bigoplus_{n \in \mathbb{Z}} R_n$ be a $\mathbb{Z}$-graded commutative ring with nonnegative part $R^+ = \bigoplus_{n \geq 0} R_n$ and nonpositive part $R^- = \bigoplus_{n \geq 0} R_{-n}$. By ...
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Classification of rings satisfying $a^4=a$

We have the famous classification of rings satisfying $a^2=a$ (for each element $a$) in terms of Stone spaces, via $X \mapsto C(X,\mathbb{F}_2)$. Similarly, rings satisfying $a^3=a$ are classified by ...
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Spec of an injective ring map contains minimal primes in its image?

Let $f\colon A \rightarrow B$ be an injective ring homomorphism. One knows (from EGA I, 1.2.7 or elsewhere) that the image of $\mathrm{Spec}(f)$ is dense. Does that image necessarily contain all the ...
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a generalization of the annihilator of cokernel ideal

Let $R$ be a (commutative, associative, unital) ring, consider a homomorphism of some (finitely generated) free $R$-modules $F\stackrel{A}{\rightarrow}G$. Its basic invariants are the Fitting ideals, ...
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survival of a prime ideal in its Nagata transform

Let $R$ be a Noetherian normal domain with fraction field $K$. Recall that for any ideal $I \subseteq R$, its Nagata transform $T(I)$ is defined as the set of elements $f\in K$ such that $I^n f ...
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A simple example of a ring that is an $A$-module but not an $A$-algebra? [migrated]

Let $A$ and $B$ be commutative rings, and suppose (the underlying group of) $B$ has a structure of $A$-module. "Obviously", that doesn't imply that $B$ gets a structure as an $A$-algebra, but I can't ...
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Learning roadmap in Algebra [closed]

I am a senior undergraduate student in mathematics, I have a sound knowledge in the following areas: a) Commutative Algebra b) Field Theory and Galois Theory c) Homological Algebra My question is ...
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F-splitting and F-purity from commutative algebra viewpoint

First I define two terms: Let $R$ be a commutative ring with identity,let char$R$ = $p$, let $F:R\rightarrow R$ be the Frobenius ring homomorphism. This makes $R$ into an $R$-module with respect to ...
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Explicit equations for conormal bundle to an affine toric variety

Let $L \subset \mathbb{Z}^n$ be a lattice and let $X_L$ be the closed toric subvariety of $\mathbb{C}^n$ cut out by the lattice ideal $I_L = \{x^{l_+} - x^{l_-} \,| \, l_+, l_- \in \mathbb{N}^n \text{ ...
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preservation of localness among certain Krull domains

The following question essentially appeared (http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/931801/preservation-of-localness-among-certain-krull-domains) on math.SE a while ago, but nobody has done anything ...
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Singularities arising from the Minimal Model Program (an algebraic point of view)

I will start the story by the end: Is there some characterization of (some of) the singularities arising from the Minimal Model Program (canonical, terminal, log-...) in terms of commutative algebra ...
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Does exterior product commute functor Hom?

Let $M$ be an module over the commutative ring $R$. I'd like to ask do we have the following isomorphism? $$Hom_R(\wedge^n_RM,R)\simeq \wedge^n_R Hom_R(M,R)$$ We can obviously see it's true for the ...
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Categorical characterization of closed imbeddings

Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be a morphism of schemes. Let $F_X$ and $F_Y$ be the contravariant functors from the category $Sch$ of schemes to the category of sets defined via the Yoneda construction, i.e. ...
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Flag complexes that are shellable but not vertex decomposable

As the title suggests, I was wondering if anyone can point me to any examples in the literature to flag complexes that are shellable but not vertex decomposable. It is well-known that if a ...
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Depth formula in CM-ring involving canonical module

In this article by Iyama and Wemyss there is the following formula: Let $R$ be a Cohen-Macaulay ring with canonical module $\omega$, let $X$ be a finitely generated $R$-module. Then ...
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Jordan-Holder vs Harder-Narasimhan

Let $M$ be a module over an algebra or a group. I am interested the following decreasing filtration: $F^0M=M$; $F^iM$ is the smallest sub-module of $F^{i-1}M$ such that the quotient is ...
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Stability of real polynomials with positive coefficients

Say that a polynomial in an indeterminate $x$ with real coefficients of degree $d$ has positive coefficients if each of the coefficients of $x^d,\ldots,x^1,x^0$ is (strictly) positive. For $f$ a ...
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Canonical presentation of pro-modules over pro-rings

Let $A = (\dotsc \twoheadrightarrow A_2 \twoheadrightarrow A_1 \twoheadrightarrow A_0)$ be a (commutative) pro-ring with surjective transition maps. Consider the category $\mathcal{M} := \varprojlim_i ...
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Dimension of totally reflexive modules

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian ring and let $M$ be a finitely generated $R$-module. Definition. $M$ is called totally reflexive (or $G-\dim_RM = 0$) if it satisfies the following conditions: ...
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Orders of certain quotients of power series rings

Let $\Lambda_d := \mathbb{Z}_p[[T_1, \ldots, T_d]]$ denote the ring of formal power series in $d$ variables over the ring of $p$-adic integers. Suppose that $g \in \Lambda_d$ is an irreducible ...
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integral curves and differential equations on arcs

I am trying to prove a statement that is obivious in analytic setting, but makes me feel at a loss in formal algebraic setting. Let $M$ be a smooth curve over an algebraically closed field $k$. Let ...
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Bounds for Betti numbers

Why the graded Betti numbers of ideal $I \subset k[x_1 , \cdots , x_n]$, are bounded by the graded Betti numbers of $\mathrm{gin}(I)$? (Where $\mathrm{gin}(I)$, is the generic initial ideal of $I$ ...
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Submodule embeddable in a finitely generated module

I have a terminology question. For a commutative ring $A$ (not necessarily Noetherian), $A$-modules that are isomorphic to an $A$-submodule of a finitely generated $A$-module form a fairly good class ...
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If $B\subseteq A$ are free & finite rank $R$-algebras, is $R\to A \otimes_B R$ injective?

(In this question, all rings and algebras are commutative with identity.) I have a situation that boils down to the following data: a ring $R$, an $R$-algebra $A$ with a subalgebra $B$ such that $A$ ...
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Coloring summands of given n-partition with given weights of colors

Let $\lambda$ and $\sigma$ be partitions of $n$: $\lambda_1+\lambda_2+\cdots+\lambda_l=n$ and $\sigma_1+\sigma_2+\cdots+\sigma_s=n$ Let $M_{\lambda \sigma}$ be the number of ways to colour the parts ...
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Stable analytic manifold under simple action

For an integer $m > 1$, let us define the action $$ f: X_i \to (1+X_i)^{m} - 1 $$ on $C[[X_1,...,X_N]]$, where $C$ is the complex number field. Consider the analytic manifold $V(I)$ defined by the ...
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Operator connected with Hermite polynomials

For $n \geq 1$, define the following operator $M_n$ on the ring of all polynomials with real coefficients. $$M_n P(x) = nP(x)^2 - x \int_0^x (P'(t))^2 \, \mathrm{d}t$$ Monomials $x^k$ are mapped to $n ...
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Algorithm for Polynomial Reduction in a Quotient Ring

Any reference or suggestion for the following problem would be greatly appreciated. I am working on the quotient ring $Q=R[X_1,\dots,X_n]/<f_1,\dots,f_k>$. Given polynomials $p$ and $q$ I want ...
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Irreducibility of $x^m-g(y)$

Let $g(y)\in \mathbb{C}[y]$, $ m\in \mathbb{Z}_{\ge 2}$. Are there some results on the irreducibility of $x^m-g(y)$ in $\mathbb{C}[x,y]$?
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$I$ is principal if and only if $ID_M$ is principal for all $M \in Max(D)$

In a semmi-quasi local domain $D$ ( i.e. $D$ has finitely many maximal ideals), an ideal $I$ is principal if and only if $ID_M$ is principal for all $M \in Max(D)$. [See Comm. Rings by Kaplansky, ...
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Who defined and who coined “module”?

The title of my Q. says it all: QUESTION:   Who defined and who coined: module? Would it be Emmy Noether? EDIT   In view of @anon's and KConrad's answers, and as it could have been ...