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Projective dimension of a quotient ring

Assume $A$ and $B$ are commutative algebras with $1$, $B = A[z] = A[Z]/(h(Z))$, $Z$ an indeterminate. The first comment in this question says that, if $A$ is noetherian, then $pd_{B\otimes_A B}(B) ...
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Unibranch partial normalization

In a paper I recently read something about the "unibranch partial normalization" of a curve. Say, $R$ is a local integral domain with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$ and fraction field $K$. Is it ...
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Making idempotent element by a relation [on hold]

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with identity and let $a, b \in R$ such that $a=ab$. How can we make a non zero idempotent element of $R$ by this relation?
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Is an irreducible ideal in $R$ also irreducible in $R[x]$?

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian ring and $I\subset R$ an ideal that is irreducible in the sense that if $I = J_1 \cap J_2$, then $I=J_1$ or $I=J_2$. Is (the ideal generated by) $I$ irreducible in ...
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Annihilators of elements in symmetric algebras

Let $M$ be a module over a commutative ring, and $S(M)$ its symmetric algebra. What elements of $S(M)$ annihilate a given element $m\in M$ ? ($M$ is considered as a submodule of $S(M)$.)
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Can you detect homological dimensions from homology?

Suppose you are given a bounded chain complex $M$ over a commutative ring $R$. Is there a clear relation between homological dimensions of $M$ and homological dimensions of its cohomologies? For ...
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trying to understand particular modules, to contruct some nice free resolutions

Let $R$ be a local or graded ring, fix some morphism $\phi\in Hom_R (R^{\oplus n},R^{\oplus m})=:Mat(m,n;R)$. In various applications one meets modules like $\frac{Mat(m,n;R)}{Span(U ...
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Decomposition and valuation rings

I am reading Algebraic Number Theory by A. Fröhlich, M. J. Taylor, it first introduced the theorem: $(K,u)$ be a field and its absolute value, $(K_u,\bar u)$ be its completion and absolute value ...
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perfect modules over polynomial algebra

This may be obvious. My question is short: $R$ is the polynomial algebra $\mathbb{k}[X_{1},\dots , X_{n}]$. Is the $R$-module $\mathbb{k}$ perfect in the sense that $\mathbb{k}$ is a compact object ...
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When is a polynomial ring free over a graded subalgebra?

Keep the setting of my previous question and let $I := k[x_1, \dots, x_n] \cdot A_{>0}$ be an ideal of the algebra $k[x_1, \dots, x_n]$ generated by the set $A_{>0}$. It is clear that $I$ is a ...
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A property of the semi-local ring of the normalization of a singular curve

I have two following questions. 1) Let $R$ be a local ring in an algebraic function field of one variable over an algebraic closed field $k$. Let $\bar{R}$ and $m$ be its integral closure and maximal ...
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Examples of (non-normal) unibranched rings?

For a local integral domain $R$ the following are equivalent: a) The integral closure of $R$ in its fraction field (i.e., the normalization of $R$) is again local. b) The henselization of $R$ is ...
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Is there a complete local analogue of the Artin-Tate lemma?

The Artin-Tate lemma states that if $A \subseteq B \subseteq C$ are commutative rings where $A$ and $C$ are Noetherian, $C$ is finitely generated as an $A$-algebra, and $C$ is finitely generated as a ...
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Centers of Noetherian Algebras and K-theory

I'll start off a little vauge: Let $E$ be a noncommutative ring which is finitely generated over its noetherian center $Z$. Denote by $\textbf{mod}\hspace{.1 cm} E$ the category of finitely ...
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Elementary characterization of Krull dimension

I was reading the following paper: "A Short Proof for the Krull Dimension of a Polynomial Ring. Thierry Coquand and Henri Lombardi" and came across this corollary. (This is present with a better ...
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Socle of Almost Complete Intersections

Let $(A,m)$ be a complete Artinian local ring over a field $K$. We focus on almost complete intersection ring $A$ of the form $A = K[[X_1,...,X_N]]/(f_1,...,f_{N+1})$. We assume that none of $f_i$ ...
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Jacobson radical of an indecomposable commutative ring [migrated]

Let $R$ be a commutative indecomposable ring with identity which has infinit many maximal ideals. Can we deduce that $Jacobson$ radical, $J(R)$, (the intersection of all maximal ideals)of $R$ is th ...
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Augmentation ideal is finitely generated if and only if $A$ is finitely generated as a $k$-algebra?

Let $A \subset k[x_1, \dots, x_n]$ be a subalgebra, which is also a graded subspace $A = \oplus_{i \ge 0} A_i$. One can write $A = A_0 \oplus A_{> 0}$ where we have $A_0 = k^0[x_1, \dots, x_n] = k$ ...
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When $ht_SQ \le ht_Rf^{-1}(Q)$? When $ht_R P = ht_S f(P)$?

Let $R$ and $S$ be commutative rings with identity, and $f:R\to S$ be a homomorphism. Question 1. By what assumptions we can have $ht_SQ =ht_Rf^{-1}(Q)$, for every prime ideal $Q$ of $S$? What ...
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The trace ideal of a non zero $R$-module [migrated]

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with identity and $M$ be a cyclic $R$-module, we may define the ideal $tr(M)$ associated with $M$, the sum of the ideals $f(M)$, for all $R$-homomorphisms $f \in ...
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Is it possible to generalize a result of Wang?

Assume $A$ and $B$ are commutative algebras with $1$. There is a nice result of Wang, Corollary 8, which says the following: "Let $B = A[z] = A[Z]/(h(Z))$. Then $B$ is a separable algebra over $A$ if ...
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Projectivity of torsion-free modules over integral group rings

Let $G$ be a torsion-free group and assume that the integral group ring $\mathbb{Z}G$ is torsion-free as well. Let $M$ be a torsion-free, finitely generated module over $\mathbb{Z}G$. If we assume ...
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When $mB \neq B$? $m$ is a maximal ideal of $A$, $A \subseteq B$

The following is a question I have asked here without receiving any comments, therefore I post it here: Let $A \subseteq B$ be commutative rings, $m$ a maximal ideal of $A$. When $mB \neq B$? This ...
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Intuition behind if neither $D$ nor $K-D$ are equivalent to an effective divisor, then $\deg(D) = g-1$?

Is there any intuition behind the following fact? If neither $D$ nor $K-D$ are equivalent to an effective divisor, then $\deg(D) = g-1$. Here, $K$ is the canonical divisor. It means the degrees ...
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Why would we a priori expect $V(I)$ to satisfy axioms to define the closed sets for a topology on $\text{Proj}(S)$?

Reposted from math.stackexchange here. The topological space $\text{Proj}(S)$ has the underlying set$$\text{Proj}(S) = \{\mathfrak{p} \text{ a homogeneous prime such that }S_+ \not\subseteq ...
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Degrees of polynomials defining a Jacobian of maximal rank on a variety

Let $f_1,\ldots,f_{n-k} \in \mathbb{R}[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ be polynomials of degree at most $d$ defining an algebraic set $A \subseteq \mathbb{C}^n$ which contains an irreducible component $V \subseteq ...
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How to determine whether the following sum is nonzero for a given multivariate polynomial?

My research field is combinatorics. I am not very good at Algebra. So I want to ask for a given real multivariate polynomial $f(x_1,x_2,\cdots,x_n)$, is there any algebraic method to compute whether ...
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Complement and fibers

Let $\mathcal M \rightarrow S$ be a projective irreducible scheme over the spectrum of a DVR and $U\subset \mathcal M$ an open subscheme surjective on $S$. Is it true for both points (generic and ...
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Intuition behind basic facts about homogeneous ideals?

What is the intuition (hopefully, geometric) behind these basic facts about homogeneous ideals? An ideal $I$ in $S$ is homogeneous if an element $f = \sum_{n \ge 0} f_n$ of $S$ lies in $I$ if and only ...
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A particularly “natural” algebraic structure with three commutative, pairwise-distributive operations

EDIT: As mentioned in my answer below, I was mistaken in thinking Dirichlet convolution distributes over ordinary convolution. I'm leaving this question here for reference. I keep stumbling on the ...
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Can the projective line be provided with a ring structure?

A definition of multiplication on the projective $1$-points $(a:b)$ of $P_K^1$ with $a$ and $b$ elements of a field $K$ ( e.g. the real or rational numbers ) can be given by mimicking the ...
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Is this kind of scheme integral?

Let $X\rightarrow Spec(R)$ an irreducible projective scheme over a dvr. Suppose the generic fiber $X_{\eta}$ is smooth (over the field $Frac(R)$) and irreducible. Is it true that $X$ is integral (i.e. ...
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Reference for (co)limit-preserving functor $X\mapsto R^X$

Fix a commutative ring $R$. There's a contravariant functor from finite sets to finite $R$-algebras sending $X$ to $R^X$. Viewed as a covariant functor $\text{set}^{op}\to R\text{-alg}$, this functor ...
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When does composing polynomials reduce the degree?

Let $\mathbb{F}$ be the field of size 2. For a function $f : \mathbb{F}^n \to \mathbb{F}$, let $d(f)$ be the smallest integer such that there exists a degree-$d(f)$, $n$-variate, multilinear ...
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From polynomial ideal over $\mathbb{Q}$ to polynomial ideal over $\mathbb{Z}$

Is there an algorithm to compute, given a polynomial ideal $I\subset \mathbb{Q}[x_1,\dotsc,x_n]$, the ideal $I\cap \mathbb{Z}[x_1,\dotsc,x_n]$ in $\mathbb{Z}[x_1,\dotsc,x_n]$? The input and ...
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quasi-projective and separated as topological properties

Let $X$ be a non-reduced noetherian scheme over $\mathbb{Z}$ or $\mathbb{C}$. Assume that $X^{red}$ is quasi-projective and separated, does the same hold for $X$ ? (By the way, projective implies a ...
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Purely inseparable field extensions of degree p

Take a field $k$. If $k'/k$ is a field extension of degree $p$, it is known that there are many possibilities for the isomorphism class of $k'$. See ...
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Irreducible component of a scheme over a dvr

Let $\mathcal M$ be a (reduced) quasi-projective scheme over a dvr (of mixed caracteristics), $R$. Suppose that the generic fiber $\mathcal M_{\eta_R}$ is (nonempty) smooth and irreducible of ...
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Catenarity of monoid algebras

Let $R$ be a commutative ring, let $M$ be a commutative monoid, and let $R[M]$ denote the corresponding monoid algebra. Suppose further that $R$ is universally catenary. One may ask for conditions on ...
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Generation of cohomology of graded algebras

Let $A$ be an unital, associative, graded algebra over a base ring $k$. I'm happy to assume that $k$ is a field if need be, and will insist that $A$ free and of finite rank in each degree (locally ...
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Degrees of generators of radical ideals

Let $I \subseteq \mathbb{C}[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ be an ideal generated by polynomials $f_1,\ldots,f_r$ of degree at most $d$. Is it possible to generate the radical $\sqrt{I}$ of this ideal with ...
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section of reduced structure map

Let $R$ be a commutative ring whose characteristic is either prime or $0$, such that $R/N$ is an integral domain, where $N$ is the nilradical, and $p: R \rightarrow R/N$ the canonical map. Is there a ...
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Milnor descent for ring spectra

Suppose given a homotopy cartesian square of (commutative) ring spectra (or (c)dgas) $\begin{matrix}A & \to & A_1 \\ \downarrow & & \downarrow \\ A_2 & \to &A'\end{matrix}.$ ...
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Determinants of tensors [closed]

Consider a tensor of dimension $[d]\times[d]\times[d]$ which is symmetric with respect to every permutation of the indices. Are there any $\textbf{explicit}$ formulas for notions like determinant-like ...
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Some references for f-ring

A commutative ring $R$ is said to be an $f-ring$ if every pure ideal is generated by idempotents. (Recall that the ideal $I$ is said to be pure if for each $a\in I$ there is a $b\in I$ such that $ab = ...
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Question about Castelnuovo-Mumford regularity

let $R$ be a Noetherian ring an $I$ an ideal of $R$. If $n,m\in N$ and $reg(G(I))=n$, then what can we say about $reg(G(I^m))$? Here $G(I)$ is the associated graded ring.
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Classification of commutative ring ideal closure operators?

First, some setup: So: given a commutative ring $R$, let $Ideals(R)$ be set of ideals of $R$ and let $IdealClosure(R)$ be the set of closure operations $cl: \mathcal{P}(R) \rightarrow Ideals(R)$. In ...
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Irreducible components of a cone

Suppose $B=A\oplus S^1\oplus S^2\dots$ is a graded ring, $B$ is generated by $S^1$, $C=\textrm{Spec}B$ is called a cone over $X=\textrm{Spec}A$. We have natural projection $\pi\colon C\to X$. ...
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Example of indecomposable self injective ring

Is there any example of an indecomposable self-injective commutative ring with 4 or more maximal ideals?$$$$$$$$
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Lie Algebras over DVRs and basechange to the completion

Let $R$ be a discrete valuation ring containing an algebraically closed field $K$ of characteristic zero and let $L$ be a Lie algebra over $R$ whose underlying $R$-module is finitely generated and ...