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On degrees of polynomials with matching zeros in a subset

Let $S\subsetneq \Bbb R^n$ such that $|S|<\infty$ and for all partitions $S_1$ and $S_2$ of $S$ there exits a multilinear polynomial $h$ such that $h(s)=1-h(s'),\mbox{ }\forall s\in S_1\mbox{ and ...
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On prime ideals in regular local rings

Let $(R, \mathfrak{m})$ be a regular local ring of dimension $d$ and $\mathfrak{m} = (x_1, ..., x_d)$. It is well known that $(x_1, ..., x_i)$ is prime for all $i \le d$. Question. Let $I$ be a ...
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Intersection of nonzero prime ideals is zero — does it have a name?

The Rabinowitch trick (in Eisenbud's Commutative Algebra with a view toward Algebraic Geometry, page 132) says that $R$ (commutative unital ring) is Jacobson if and only if for every prime ideal $P ...
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Criterion for global dimension of subring

All rings are assumed to be associative and unital. If $B$ is a commutative sub-ring of $A$ (which itself needs not be commutative) then what properties of $B$ are both necessary and sufficient for ...
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Residual Intersections of a complete intersection

Let $R$ be a Cohen-Macaulay local ring and $I=(b_1,\dots,b_s)$ be a complete intersection generated by a regular sequence $\underline{b}$. Let $\mathfrak{a}\subseteq I$ such that ...
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When is an holomorphy ring a PID?

I posted this question on mathstackexchange but I realized it is probably more suitable for mathoverflow. I will use the notation and language of Stichtenoth, Algebraic Function Fields and Codes. ...
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Computing the nonsingular projective model of a plane curve

Is there an implemented algorithm available in standard software systems (Sage, Magma, Macaulay, etc.) that will compute the nonsingular projective model of a plane curve over $\mathbb Q$?
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Questions on prime integral ideal congruences

Suppose that we are given a fixed pair $a_1, a_2$ of non-zero irrational algebraic integers in some number field $K$ which are independent over $\mathbb{Q}$. Suppose that $\mathcal{P}$ is a prime ...
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A condition on isolated singularity

Suppose $F: {\mathbb C}^N \to {\mathbb C}$ defines a singularity at the origin (for simplicity one can assume that $F$ is a quasi-homogeneous polynomial). Suppose it is nondegenerate, i.e., $dF(z) = ...
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Associated primes of generic deformation [closed]

Let $I \subset S$ be a monomial ideal and $I_{\epsilon}$ it's generic deformation. Is it true that Ass $S/I$ = Ass $S/I_{\epsilon}$ ?
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Does this condition imply a polynomial is a product of linear factors

Let $\Lambda$ be a lattice (i.e. $\Lambda \simeq \mathbb{Z}^n$) with a positive subcone $\Lambda^+$. Let $H: \Lambda^+ \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ be a function such that $\forall\mu \in \Lambda^+$, ...
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How to check whether a scheme of finite type over Spec Z is regular or not [duplicate]

Let $f_1, f_2, \ldots f_k$ be a set of polynomials in $n$ variables, with integer coefficients. These define an affine scheme $X$ of finite type over $Spec \mathbb{Z}$. (We could also consider ...
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Name for generalization of bivariate weighted-homogeneous polynomials

A polynomial $f = \sum_j c_j X^{\alpha_j}Y^{\beta_j}\in\mathbb K[X,Y]$ is said weighted-homogeneous if there exist $p$, $q$ and $d$ (where $p$ and $q$ are not both $0$) such that ...
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Bass' stable range for Bezout rings

As discussed in this MO topic, every principal ideal domain has stable rank at most 2. The proof in the accepted answer uses the fact that PID is a unique factorization domain, but there can be no ...
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Is there some algorithm for calculating the least number of generators of an ideal in a polynomial ring?

My question comes from the context of algebraic geometry. By Krull's principal ideal theorem, the number of generators of the defining ideal of a variety gives an upper bound of its codimension. ...
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Isomorphy of finite $R$-algebras under special conditions

Let $R=k[x_1, \ldots, x_n]$ be the polynomial ring over a field of characteristic zero. Let $R \subseteq S$ be a finite ring extension i.e. $S$ is finitely generated as $R$-module (free if that helps) ...
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Checking smoothness of complex schemes by reduction to characteristic prime

Let $X=V(F_1,\ldots,F_n)$ be a closed subscheme of the complex projective space $\mathbb{P}^N_{\mathbb{C}}$ defined by homogeneous polynomials $F_i\in\mathbb{Z}[x_0,\ldots,x_N]$ with integer ...
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Are there good properties of the divided power completion map?

Let $Y \to X$ be a closed immersion of smooth schemes over, say, the ${\rm Spec}(\mathbb{Z}_p)$. The completion map $$X_{/Y}\to X$$ is an ind-closed immersion (sometimes called pseudo-closed ...
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Is this essentially of finite type algebra actually of finite type?

Let $R$ be a discrete valuation ring with a uniformizer $\pi$ and $(A, \mathfrak{m}_A)$ a local $R$-algebra that is essentially of finite type (i.e., is a localization of a finite type $R$-algebra), ...
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Under the condition specified below, is $\mathcal{O}_X(X-V(I))=R$, where $X=\mathrm{Spec}R$?

Is it true that given a noetherian normal domain $R$ and an ideal $I$ of height $\geq 2$ we have $\mathcal{O}_X(X-V(I))=R$, where $X=\mathrm{Spec}R$?
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“Unramified” extension of DVRs and permanence of excellence

Recall that a discrete valuation ring $R$ is excellent if the extension $\widehat{K}/K$ is separable, where $\widehat{R}$ is the completion of $R$ (with respect to the maximal ideal), $K = ...
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Is this formally étale morphism of schemes an isomorphism?

In the last days I came to consider the following question which I'd be happy to see answered by the affirmative: if $f:X\to S$ is a morphism of schemes which is formally étale, quasicompact, ...
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Given a locally nilpotent derivation over a field of characteristic 0 and a local slice, how is the ring homomorphism below defined?

Let $K$ be a field of characteristic 0 and $A$ a $K$-domain. Let $D:A\longrightarrow A$ be a locally nilpotent K-derivation, that is, $D(k)=0$ for all $k\in K$, $D(ab)=(Da)b+a(Db)$ for all $a,b\in A$, ...
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Subextensions of separable field extensions [migrated]

Let $F/L/K$ be a tower of (possibly nonalgebraic) field extensions. If $F/K$ is separable, does it follow that $F/L$ is also separable? I recall that a field extension $a/b$ is separable if for any ...
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Self-similarity for simple algebraic structures [closed]

I'm doing this thread because I have some ideas about how to define self-similarity in algebra, but I don't know if this is known at all. Any critics, comments and references are more than welcomed. ...
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Are there irreducible ideals that are not primary in $K[X_1,\dots,X_n,\dots]$?

I can give examples of non-noetherian rings having irreducible ideals that are not primary. Among them there are idealizations and valuation domains. But the first non-noetherian ring we are thinking ...
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How do I check that this is a Frobenius algebra?

Let $f_1,f_2,\ldots,f_n\in \mathbb C[z_1,\ldots, z_n]$ be such that the quotient ring $$A:=\mathbb C[z_1,\ldots, z_n]/(f_1,f_2,\ldots,f_n)$$ is finite dimensional (in other words, it's a ...
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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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Invariant Theory over finite adeles

Classical invariant theory, among the other things, classifies polynomial functions over a vector space $V$ endowed with a quadratic form $Q$ which are invariant under the action of $SO(V,Q)$. I am ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 Normalization of regular schemes

I have a followup to the following 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 ...
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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 ...