# Tagged Questions

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### Is there an intuitionistic generalized boolean algebra (of Stone)?

A "boolean algebra without the greatest element" was called by Stone "generalized boolean algebra" and he axiomatized it. Is there any publication about "preudo-boolean algebras without the greatest ...

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### Well founded induction attributed to Noether

What I know as well founded induction, namely the rule
$$ \big(\forall y.(\forall z.z\lt y\Rightarrow\phi z)\Rightarrow\phi y\big)\Longrightarrow\big(\forall x.\phi x\big), $$
whose validity is the ...

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### constructive Serre classes

A Serre class (of abelian groups) is a class of abelian groups closed under subgroups, quotients, and extensions. For instance, finitely generated groups and finite groups are both Serre classes.
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### First order decidability of rings vs Diophantine decidability

Are there known (preferably ``concrete'') examples of a ring $R$ (commutative, with 1) such that:
$\bullet$ the first order theory of $R$ is undecidable, but
$\bullet$ the positive existential (= ...

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### Poset axioms of Boolean algebra [closed]

I found in Awodey's "Theory Category", second edition p34, a set of poset axioms to define Boolean algebras, whereas I don't see how they can be sufficient.
Here are the axioms:
A Boolean algebra ...

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### What are the enforceable models of local artinian rings?

I was reading Hodges' "Model Theory" Chapter 8 a propos existentially closed models of $\forall_2$ theories in a countable first order language $L$. He extends the proof of the omitting type theorem ...

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### What logic is modelled by generalized boolean algebra?

While it is well known that classical propositional logic is modelled by booleaan algebras, I have never heard of the logic modelled by generalized boolean algebras (GBA) defined by M.Stone (author of ...

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### Nice Algebraic Statements Independent from ZF + V=L (constructibility)

Background and Motivation
I've always been fascinated about algebraic statements independent from ZFC set theory. One such fascinating example comes from considering ...

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### Model Theoretic Localization

This is a re-post on a previous question I asked. My first question was too vague to warrant detailed responses. Really, I have two specific questions to ask.
1) Let $\sigma = (A; \{0,1\}; +, ...

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### Non-Standard Prime

Hello,
My question is about the non-standard models of the integers. If we add to the Peano's axioms $P$ of arithmetic the following axioms for a fixed constant $c$:
$c \neq 0$, $c \neq 1$, $c \neq ...

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### Maximal ideal and Zorn's lemma

It is known that any ring A (say commutative with 1) has a maximal ideal. The proof uses Zorn's lemma.
Now I heard some people saying that if we assume A to be noetherian, then we don't need to use ...

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### Reverse mathematics strength of identically zero polynomials are the zero polynomial

According to wikipedia, the statement "every polynomial over a countable field that is not the zero polynomial has only finitely many roots" is equivalent to RCA0 over RCA0* (which is called ERCA-0 in ...

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### Dual of Zorn's Lemma? [closed]

It seems to me that the dual of Zorn's Lemma should be true: if $S$ is a non-empty partially ordered set and every chain of $S$ has a lower bound in $S$, then $S$ has at least one minimal element.
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### Lower bounds on the degrees of representatives of $u^n$ as $n \to \infty$

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field and $A$ a finitely generated $k$-algebra, together with a specified surjective morphism $\phi \colon k[x_1, \dotsc, x_n] \to A$. For $f \in A$, define ...

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### Group & modules of arbitrary cardinality

How do I see that there is a group of an arbitrary cardinality? Is this also true for abelian groups? Also, given a commutative ring $R\neq 0$ how do I see that there is an $R$-module of arbitrary ...

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### How would you solve this tantalizing Halmos problem?

1-ab invertible => 1-ba invertible has a slick power series "proof" as below, where Halmos asks for an explanation of why this tantalizing derivation succeeds. Do you know one?
Geometric series. In ...

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### Does ZF prove that all PIDs are UFDs?

Main Question:
Does ZF (no axiom of choice) prove that every Principal Ideal Domain is a Unique Factorization Domain?
The proofs I've seen all use dependent choice.
Minor Questions:
Does ZF + ...

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### Prime-ness checking for polynomial ideals over ACFs( algebraically closed fields).

Let $f_1,\ldots f_m \in k[X]$ have degrees bounded by $l$. and $I(\bar{f})$ be the ideal generated by $\bar{f}$.
If $I(\bar{f})$ is not a prime ideal then its non-primeness is witnessed by polynomials ...

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### Parametric polynomial solution of a single polynomial equation

Let $P$ be a polynomial in $n$ variables with rational coefficients,
$P \in {\mathbb Q}[Z_1,Z_2, \ldots ,Z_n]$, and consider the algebraic
set
$Z=\lbrace (z_1,z_2,z_3, \ldots ,z_n) \in {\mathbb Q}^n ...

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### When can we prove constructively that a ring with unity has a maximal ideal?

Many commutative algebra textbooks establish that every ideal of a ring is contained in a maximal ideal by appealing to Zorn's lemma, which I dislike on grounds of non-constructivity. For Noetherian ...

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### Algebraic description of compact smooth manifolds?

Given a compact smooth manifold $M$, it's relatively well known that $C^\infty(M)$ determines $M$ up to diffeomorphism. That is, if $M$ and $N$ are two smooth manifolds and there is an ...