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### When does 'Zariski tangent space derivative' vanishes everywhere imply that a section is constant?

Consider an abelian algebra, $R$, over the field $K$ with the properties that every residue field of $R$ is (canonically) isomorphic to $K$ (I'm not sure but I think this is necessary, otherwise we ...

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### What kinds of limits does localization of commutative rings reflect?

Localization of commutative rings is a left exact left adjoint, so it behaves nicely with plenty of things. Local-to-global principles are also abundant in commutative algebra, and I thought some of ...

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### Looking for a reference in commutative algebra

I need "I.G. Macdonald, Secondary representation of modules over a commutative ring, Sympos. Math. 11 (1973) 23–43." in my research, but it seems to be very old and rare. Does anyone know a site for ...

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### Reference request for $R$-index

Let $R$ be a noetherian domain with field of fractions $F$, let $V$ be a finite-dimensional $F$-vector space, and let $M,N \subseteq V$ be $R$-lattices in $V$ (finitely generated $R$-submodules of $V$ ...

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### Spectrum of Ring of Smooth Functions on $\mathbb{R}^n$

When we define smooth manifold, we starting with topological space $M$ which localy homeomorphic to $\mathbb{R}^n$ and setting up sheaf $\mathscr{F}(M)$ of functions on it which localy isomorphic to ...

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### Extending grading of subring to entire ring

Let $R$ be a (commutative) subring of $S$, and assume that $R$ is graded by an abelian group $G$. Is there anything known, possibly under less general circumstances, about the existence/uniqueness of ...

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### Examples and Counterexamples in Commutative Algebra

There are Counterexamples in Analysis and Counterexamples in Topology. Is there any similar book for commutative algebra? I want to see some more (counter)examples for Atiyah and MacDonald's book. Let ...

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### Which commutative rings have irreducible (maximal) spectra?

Does there exist any term (or, maybe, a "description"?) for commutative unital noetherian rings such that their Jacobson ideals are prime (and so, their maximal spectra are irreducible)? What is the ...

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### A family of maximal ideals

Let $m_i $, $i \in I,$ be an infinite family of maximal ideals in a commutative ring with identity (it is not supposed to be Noetherian). When does there exist $j \in I$ such that $\cap_{i\not= j} ...

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### Algebraic independence criterion

Is there any criterion for checking algebraic independence of a set of polynomials in $n$ variables in terms of the leading monomials with respect to some monomial order ? The Jacobian criterion is ...

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### Reference on the classification of (low rank) Gorenstein rings over $\mathbb{C}$

I am interested in the question of the classification of (low rank) Gorenstein rings over $\mathbb{C}$. The socle of a local algebra is the annihilator of its maximal ideal. A commutative local ring ...

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### Cubic, divisor of rational function $x/z$? [closed]

Let $k$ be a field, and let $a \neq 0$, $1 \in k$. Let $C = V(y^2z - x(x-z)(x - az))$. What is the divisor of the rational function $\psi([x, y, z]) = x/z \in k(C)$?

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### Local cohomology commuting with fiber

Let $A$ be a nice commutative ring (say, $A=k[t_1,\ldots , t_n]$, ring of polynomials over an algebraically closed field $k$).
Let $M$ be an $A[x]$-module, which is finitely generated as an ...

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### Theorem 16 , Chapter 5 of Northcott 's, Finite Free Resolutions: p.grade

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with identity. D.G. Northcott's, Finite Free Resolutions, has:
and in Theorem 16 of Chapter 5 proves that:
$p.grade(I,M) = p.grade(P,M)$ for some prime ideal $P$ ...

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### $A$-module is free if and only if equation involving Hilbert-Poincaré series holds, $M$ infinitely generated case

See my question here.
Let $A = \oplus_{i \ge 0} A_i$ be a nonnegatively graded commutative algebra and $M$ a nonnegatively graded $A$-module. Assume in addition that $A_0 = k$ and all vector ...

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### Examples of Noetherian overkill

I have read in many places that the noetherian hypothesis is often overkill - both in commutative algebra and in ($\overset?=$) algebraic geometry. In particular, I've read that coherence and finite ...

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### The limit of parametrized algebraic variety

Consider the following situation. Take our field to be complex number $\mathbb{C}$, and the polynomial ring $\mathbb{C}[x_1,x_2,\dots,x_n]$. Suppose one has an ideal $I \subset ...

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### Generalization of a Result about degree bounds of invariant rings

A theorem of Knop states that if $G$ is semisimple and connected acting on a vector space $V$ over a field $K$ of characteristic 0, then the degree of the Hilbert series of $K[V]^G$ is less than or ...

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### Koszul complex for non-Koszul algebras

Let $A$ be a graded, connected, locally finite, quadratic algebra over a field $k$; that is, $A$ may be presented as $T(V)/I$, where $V = A_1$ is a finite dimensional $k$ vector space, and the ideal ...

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### Assuming $depth M\ge depth N$, what can one say about $depth M_p$ and $depth N_p$?

Definition. Let $(R,m)$ be a Noetherian local ring, $M$ and $N$ finite R-modules, $p$ a prime ideal, and $I$ an ideal such that $IM\neq M$. Then the common length of the maximal $M$-sequences in ...

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### Application of sheaves theory in ring theory

Is there any text that gives some applications of sheaves theory in commutative ring theory? In the other word, is any results in commutative ring theory that be verified by sheaves method?

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### Basic question about power series and complete group algebras

This is a pretty basic question, but I suspect it might be too exotic for math.stackexchange.
Let $\mathbb{Z}_p$ be the $p$-adic integers. For free pro-$p$ group $F_r$ of rank $r$, we can consider ...

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### Product of reduced affinoid spaces over a field is reduced (reference request)

Let $K$ be a field of characteristic zero complete with respect to a non-Archimedean absolute value. Suppose that $A$ and $B$ are two affinoid $K$-algebras. I'd like a reference that will answer the ...

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### Factorization of linear recurrences

For each (commutative unitary) ring $R$, let $\mathfrak{R}(R)$ be the set of all linear recurrences over $R$, that is, the set of all sequences $(a(n))_{n \geq 0}$ in $R$ such that
$$a(n+k) = r_1 ...

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### A systematic canonical construction of the Hodge star operator

I'm struggling to make sense of the Hodge star as a global canonical object. Here are my struggles so far and some questions:
Let $M$ be a finitely generated projective $R$-module (hence locally free ...

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### Joyal's construction of the spectrum of a commutative ring

I am trying to understand bits and pieces of Lawvere's article Continuously Variable Sets; Algebraic Geometry = Geometric Logic. I'm not doing very well.
I know this is a lot to ask, but basically, I ...

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### Is a Laskerian ring coherent

A commutative ring $R$ with identity is said to be coherent if every f.g. ideal of $R$ is f.p. We know that any noetherian ring is coherent. A Laskerian ring is a ring in which every ideal has a ...

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### Number of cluster variables

In the paper cluster algebras and quantum affine algebras, Section 13.5, it is said that when $\mathfrak{g}$ is of type $A_2$ and $\ell=2$, then the corresponding cluster algebra $\mathscr{A}_2$ for ...

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### graded rings and modules

I want to read about graded rings and modules. First, I saw Bruns-Herzog. But it was difficult for a beginner. Then I saw notes of Tom Marley (see Tom Marley's Homepage: Graded rings and modules). It ...

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### Can powers of a maximal ideal stabilize without vanishing?

Let $A$ be a local ring with maximal ideal $m$. Suppose that there exists some positive integer $k$ such that $m^k = m^{k+1}$.
Is necessarily $m^k = 0$ ?
If $m$ is finitely generated, this follows ...

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### Covering derivations of a quotient algebra

Let $(\mathcal{A},+,·)$ an algebra and $\mathcal{I}$ an ideal of $\mathcal{A}$.
Is easy to check that if $D\in Der(\mathcal{A})$ with $D(\mathcal{I})\subseteq I$ then $D$ induces a derivation $D_I$ ...

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### Is the embedding dimension minus the dimension upper semicontinuous?

For a Noetherian local ring $R$ with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$ and residue class field $K$, consider the invariant $$\operatorname{def}(R) := \operatorname{dim}_K(\mathfrak{m}/\mathfrak{m}^2) - ...

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### Alternate proofs of Hilberts Basis Theorem

I'm interested in proofs using ideas from outside commutative algebra of Hilbert's Basis Theorem.
If $R$ is a noetherian ring, then so is $R[X]$.
or its sister version
If $R$ is a noetherian ...

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### Zero scheme of global sections of vector bundles on affine varieties

I want to understand better the notion of zero scheme of a section of a vector bundle. For simplicity I will consider the case of affine varieties.
Let $\mathbb{K}$ be an algebraically closed field, ...

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### If $F(x,y)$ is a polynomial which is not a square, then how often is the specialization $F(x,a)$ a square?

Suppose $F(x,y)$ is a polynomial in two variables over a field $K$, and $F(x,y)$ is not a square. When is $F(x,a)$ a square for $a\in K$? I would guess that Hilbert's Irreducibility Theorem might help ...

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### For any $f \in B$ which is not nilpotent, the set consisting of powers of $f$ is a multiplicative set in $\mathcal{D}_A(B)$? [closed]

Let $B$ be a commutative $A$-algebra. Let $\mathcal{D}_A(B)$ be the ring of differential operators of $B$ over $A$. Does it follow that for any $f \in B$ which is not nilpotent, the set consisting of ...

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### $Hom (T,R)$ isomorphic to $R:T$?

Let $R$ be a Cohen–Macaulay local ring with maximal ideal $m$ and $dim R = 1.$ In the paper "Almost Gorenstein rings", by "Goto, Matsuoka, Phuong", with this settings:
they have
How they reach the ...

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### Primary decompositions of squares (products) of monomial ideals

Is there anything known about the relation between the primary decomposition
of a monomial ideal $I$ and the primary decomposition of $I^2$?
In other words, given the standard primary decomposition ...

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### A quick question from the paper “Generalizations of reductions and mixed multiplicities” by D. Rees

In the proof of Theorem 1.3 in the paper "Generalizations of reductions and mixed multiplicities" by Rees here, Is it necessary to consider the ring $Q'=Q/{\bigcup\limits_{q \geq 1}(0:{(I_1\dots ...

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### Almost commuting unitary matrices

Suppose that $A_1,\dots, A_k$ are unitary matrices such that any two of them can be approximated by commuting unitary matrices. i.e. for any $i$ and $j$, there are unitary matrices $A_i'$ and $A_j'$ ...

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### Is Max (R) a Hausdorff space?

I asked the following question at < http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1508168/is-max-r-a-hausdorff-space >, but I pose it here for any help.
Recall a space is totally disconnected if the ...

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### Terminology for vanishing of Hochschild homology with symmetric coefficients?

In a title or abstract for a paper, if I say "Hochschild cohomology of this algebra $A$ vanishes in degrees two and above" then
it should hopefully be understood by most readers as saying ...

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### Projectivity of a faithfully balanced self-orthogonal bimodule

Let $_RT_S$ be a faithully balanced self-orthogonal bimodule over a pair of noncommutative rings $(R,S)$, if $_RT$ is projective as a left $R$-module, can we say $T_S$ is also projective as a right ...

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### When can one infer degrees of generators of a ring from its hilbert series

I know that for a noetherian ring, it's hilbert series can be written as $$HS(t)=\frac{P(t)}{\prod_{i=1}^d{(1-t^{d_i})}}$$ where $P(t)$ is polynomial, and there are $d$ generators of degrees ...

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### Simple proof that $(p_1x_1-q_1y_1,…,p_nx_n-q_ny_n)$ is a prime ideal

Is there a nice way to show that
$$(p_1x_1-q_1y_1,\ldots ,p_nx_n-q_ny_n) \subseteq \mathbb{Z}[x_1,...,x_n,y_1,...,y_n]$$
is a prime ideal for coprime non-zero integers $p_i,q_i\,(i=1,...,n)$ ?
I ...

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### Name of some commutative ring akin to $p$-adics

I need help in identifying the naming convention of some commutative ring described below.
Let $p$ be a prime, let $k$ be a positive integer, and let $$\textbf{e} = (e_0,\ldots,e_{k-1})$$ be a list ...

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### Upper bound for the minimum number of generators of the canonical module

Let $P=k[x_1...x_n]$ be a poly over a field. Suppose that $R=k[x_1...x_n]/I$. The canonical module of $R$ is $\omega_R=Ext^{n-dim(R)}_P(R,P)$.
The question is that is there any upper bound for the ...

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### Connectedness of units in finite-dimensional commutative complex algebras

In the following, an algebra will always mean a finite-dimensional associative commutative unital algebra (over some field $k$).
Let $A$ be a $\mathbb{C}$-algebra. I am trying to understand how its ...

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### Are these quaternion algebras definite or indefinite?

By investigating a different problem I have ended up looking at Quaternion algebras and have a lot to learn about them. Before I do, however, I want to see if my idea has any hope of being useful. So ...

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### projective module of rank one over notherian ring

Is finitely generated projective module M of rank one over regular commutative notherian ring free?
Bass (Illinois Math J, 1963) showed that in case M is nonfinitely generated, it is free. I am ...