# Tagged Questions

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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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### Does the category PCM (partial commutative monoids) have a closed symmetric monoidal product?

A partial commutative monoid (PCM) is, roughly speaking, a set with a partially defined binary operation that is as associative as it can be (given that not all products are defined) and commutative. ...

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### Reference: A nowhere vanishing section of a vector bundle is locally split

Well-known fact:
If $(A, \mathfrak{m})$ is a local Noetherian ring, $E$ is a finitely generated free $A$-module, and $e\in E$ is an element not contained in $\mathfrak{m}E$, then $E/eA$ is also a ...

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### Vertices of a polytope as algebra generators

I am wondering if the following kind of objects has some name, or are there any studied examples. I apologize for perhaps too specific definition, this is an adoptation of a situation that arises in ...

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### Is this duality operation on simplicial complexes/Stanley-Reisner rings previously known?

Let $K$ be an abstract simplicial complex on vertices $x_1,\ldots,x_n$, then there is the familiar construction of the face ideal $I_K=\langle x_{i_1}\cdots x_{i_r} | ...

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### Original sources for two theorems by Bass, Matlis and Papp

It is an interesting fact that a commutative ring $R$ is noetherian if and only if direct sums of injective $R$-modules are injective, and if and only if every injective $R$-module is a direct sum of ...

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### Can one prove that toric varieties are Cohen-Macaulay by finding a regular sequence?

It's well-known that if $P$ is a finitely generated saturated submonoid of $\mathbb{Z}^n$, then the monoid algebra $k[P]$ is Cohen-Macaulay (at the maximal ideal $m = (P-0)k[P]$). However, all proofs ...

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### Study of convex polytopes via commutative algebra

Let $P \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ be any convex polytope with integral vertices, and let $M$ be the additive submonoid of $\mathbb{R}^{d+1}$ which is generated by $\{ (v,1) : v \in P \cap \mathbb{Z}^d \}$. ...

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### Name and references for a “twisted” addition in a ring

This question may seem a little unmotivated, but it actually isn't something that just occurred to me out of nowhere. It stems from a discussion I had the other day with a friend and is directly ...

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### Formal completion of the normal bundle

Let me for simplicity start with affine case. If $X=\operatorname{Spec}(A)$ is an affine variety $Z \subset X$ is a closed affine subvariety $Z=\operatorname{Spec}(A/I)$. What conditions are ...

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### K-Theory and completion [duplicate]

I vaguely remember the existence of a statement that relates the $K$-theory (in the sense of Quillen) of a noetherian local ring $A$ with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$ with the $K$-theory of the ...

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### An identity in an arbitrary commutative ring

This fact might be either trivial, wrong, or well known.
Let $R$ be a commutative ring. Let $u_1,\dots,u_{s-1},u_s\in R$ and $m,M\in R$. Let us assume that $m,M$ satisfy
$$(m-u_1) \dots ...

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### Tor dimension in polynomial rings over Artin rings

I found this tricky problem in trying to understand some properties of local rings at non-smooth points of embedded curves. But this would be a very long story. So I make it short and I try to go ...

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### name for a degree-like invariant of a power series over a commutative ring

Let $R$ be a commutative ring, and let $f \in R[\![X]\!]$ be a formal power series. Sometimes (and for example, this will always be possible if $R$ is Noetherian), one may write $f$ in the form $$
f ...

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### What sort of ring-theoretic properties does the representation ring of a compact Lie group possess?

Recall the definition of the representation ring $R(G)$ of a compact Lie group $G$. I'd like a reference that gives me basic ring-theoretic properties that $R(G)$ always has, or enough info that I can ...

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### Counterexample to Openness of Flat Locus

Let $A$ be a commutative Noetherian ring and $B$ a finitely generated $A$-algebra. Then the set $$U\colon=\{P\in\operatorname{Spec}B\mid B_P\ \mathrm{is\ flat\ over}\ A\}$$ is open in ...

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### Cohomology after completion

I've been scouring google and asking friend about something I was certain must be absolutely the easiest thing to people who do homological algebra, and none seem to know the answer to this, so if ...

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### Presenting $\mathbb{Q}[[t]]$ as an explicit colimit of smooth $\mathbb{Q}$-algebras: an explicit example for the Popescu's theorem

By the seminal Popescu's theorem, $R=\mathbb{Q}[[t]]$ is a filtered colimit of smooth $\mathbb{Q}$-algebras. Could you give me a hint: which $\mathbb{Q}$-algebras can yield such a colimit? My problem ...

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### Which algebras can be presented as filtered colimits of f.g. regular ones with smooth connecting morphisms?

Let $R$ be a regular (commutative associative unitial) algebra over a prime field $F$ (i.e. $F=F_p$ or $F=\mathbb{Q}$); assume that it is noetherian excellent (and even of Krull dimension $1$). What ...

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### Fitting ideal sheaves and determinant bundles

I am working on a problem in algebraic geometry which comes down to a fact in commutative algebra that I am hoping is well-known.
Suppose $F$ is a coherent sheaf on a smooth variety $S$, and that the ...

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### formally étale morphisms which are also universally closed

A morphism of schemes which is formally unramified, universally closed, and a monomorphism is a closed immersion. Is it possible to characterize morphisms which are formally etale and universally ...

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### Which power of $2$ kills $W(k)$?

Is the following fact "well-known": if $-1$ is a sum of squares in a field $k$, then the Witt group $W(k)$ of quadratic forms is killed by multiplication by $2^N$ for some $N\ge 0$? What can one say ...

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### Resolution of singularity of polynomials

Let $f$ be polynomial on a vector space $V$. Let $Z$ be the zero set of $f$ in $V$. Let $Z_{sing}$ be the singular part of $Z$.
By Hironaka's desingularization theorem, there exists a birational map ...

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### Resolution of a module as an $A_\infty$ module over resolution of an algebra

The following question looks like a basic question on resolutions over commutative rings, unfortunately I was not able to find a reference.
Let $A$ be a regular commutative noetherian ring (and ...

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### Obstruction map for local singularities via tangent (Andre-Quillen) cohomology

Let $R$ be a local singularity (for example $R=\mathbb{C}[[x_1, \ldots , x_n]]/I$) ring over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $\mathbb{L}_{R}$ be a cotangent complex of $R$, then one can define tangent ...

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### Composite families of formal power series over $\mathbb C$ as algebraic variety

I was led to prove that the set of composite families $(f_j)_{j \leq k}$ of germs at $0\in \mathbb C^m$ of a holomorphic function (composite = sharing a common divisor belonging to the maximal ideal) ...

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### Explicit formula for associator of commutative power series

Perhaps this question is too elementary, but if it's written down anywhere, I'd love to know about it. Suppose I have a power series $f\in R[[x,y]]$ for some commutative, unital ring. I've recently ...

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### Upper semicontinuity of Betti numbers of submodules

Theorem 8.29 in "Combinatorial commutative algebra" by Miller and Sturmfels states the upper-semicontinuity property for Groebner deformations (say, over an algebraically closed field with ...

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### Germs at infinity of sequence of integers

Consider the $\mathbb Z$-module $\mathcal Z$ obtained as the set of sequences of integers $\mathbb Z ^ \mathbb N$ modulo the relation that two sequences are deemed equivalent when their difference is ...

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### Flatness over Jacboson ring

This is an elementary question which did not get answered on math.stackexchange. I would like to know the answer for expository purposes.
I need either a reference or a counter-example to the ...

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### I. Kaplansky, Going up in polynomial rings, unpublished manuscript, 1972

Anyone got a copy of this article?

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### Integral Leray Number?

The Leray number of a finite simplicial complex $K$ relative to a field $\Bbbk$ is defined to be the least $d\geq 0$ such that $\widetilde H^n(C,\Bbbk)=0$ for all $n\geq d$ and all induced ...

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### Singularity locus in terms of ideals.

Let $X$ be a smooth affine variety over a field, $Z\subset Y\subset X$ are closed (reduced) subvarieties. What are the possible ways to verify whether $Y$ is singular at $Z$ i.e. whether $Z$ is ...

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### Flatness and intersections of Cohen-Macaulay subvarieties

There's a commutative algebra fact that I would very much like to be true but could, for all I know, be completely false. One version that would be sufficient is:
Say $A$ is a smooth projective ...

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### Higher dimensional Bezout via Hilbert polynomials: a reference

For the purposes of teaching my elementary course in algebraic geometry I am looking for a reference (or notes) that contains a complete proof of a higher-dimensional weak Bezout theorem. I only want ...

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### Spectrum and scheme of the commutative group-algebra of an abelian group.

The group-algebra of an abelian group is commutative, so we can consider the spectrum of this algebra. Are there any information about the abelian group that we can obtain from such considerations? ...

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### maximal degree of generators of graded ideals

Let $A$ be a commutative Noetherian ring, $\mathfrak{a}$ an ideal. Let $R(\mathfrak{a}) = \oplus_{n\geq 0} \mathfrak{a}^n$ be the Rees algebra of $\mathfrak{a}$. Let $I$ and $J$ be two graded ideals ...

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### Base change of trace for Gorenstein or Cohen-Macaulay morphisms

This is basically a question of functoriality for base change of CM morphisms.
EDIT: $\text{ }$ Brian Conrad sent me an email explaining the that this is indeed true, and follows from his book. ...

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### Jacobian ideals reference

Suppose that $f : X \to V$ is a flat equidimensional (of dimension $h$) morphism of schemes of finite type and $V$ is excellent (or a variety) For this one can formulate something called the Jacobian ...

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### Conceptual proofs for the computation of the structure sheaf

The following lemma in commutative algebra is important for the foundations of algebraic geometry:
If $A$ is a commutative ring, $U \subseteq A$ is a finite subset generating the unit ideal, then ...

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### Kernel elements for the Grothendieck group map of a commutative monoid

This is just a nomenclature question. Let $T$ be a commutative monoid, and let $T^*$ be its Grothendieck group. That is, $T^* \cong T \times T \ / \sim$, where $(s,s') \sim (t, t')$ if $s+t'+e = ...

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### Groebner bases for power series rings (reference request)

Hello,
Could you help me with a reference to elementary properties of Groebner bases in rings of formal power series over a field? I am especially interested in generic initial ideals.
Thank you in ...

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### Is this height-transcendence-degree inequality true without AC ?

Let $R$ be a $k$-algebra ($k$ a field) and a domain of finite Krull dimension. In
$\quad$ Krull dimension <= transcendence degree?
it is shown that
$$\text{Krull-dim}(R) \le \text{trans.deg}_k ...

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### Is there any unified theory among “ localization” and “quotient” of a ring?

Now I'm reading Introduction to Commutative Algebra,I found that the property of localization of a ring is always in accord with the quotient's.That's amazing!
e.g. Some commutative properties, ...

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### Level of a commutative ring and its quotient field.

Reading Lam's Introduction to Real Algebra, he remarks that:
For a Dedekind domain $A$ with quotient field $F$, then $s(A)$ is either $s(F)$ or $s(F) + 1$. Furthermore, $s(A)$ is either $\infty$, ...

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### A non-matroidal notion of dependence on a set of ideals

Assume we are given a set of ideals $I_1, \dots, I_s$ in a commutative polynomial ring. Let's define a subset indexed by $A\subseteq [s] = \{ 1,2,\dots, s\}$ as dependent if there exists an $a\in A$ ...

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### Free Resolution of this determinantal variety.

I am looking for a free resolution of the ideal generated by $2\times 2$-minors of a $3\times 3$ -matrix. More precisely let $M$ be a matrix (sorry but I cannot write a matrix for some TeX technical ...

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### Why are minimal resolutions of polynomial ideals important?

Background: Let $k$ be a field and denote by $P = k[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ the polynomial ring in $n$ (commuting) variables over $k$. A resolution of an ideal $I \lhd P$ is an exact sequence of $P$-modules ...

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### Why is this theorem attributed to Serre?

Page $117$ of Atiyah, MacDonald's Introduction to Commutative Algebra text has the following theorem. Let $P(M,t)$ denote the Poincare- series of $M$.
$\textbf{Theorem.}$ ...

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### Commutative Algebra with a View Toward Algebraic Number Theory

Someone asked me this today, and I don't know what the standard answer is:
Is there an analogue of David Eisenbud's rather amazing Commutative Algebra With a View Toward Algebraic Geometry but with a ...