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### Order of vanishing of an integer polynomial at a point

Let $f(x,y)$ be a polynomial with integer coefficients, and let $\alpha=(\alpha_1,\alpha_2)\in \mathbb{C}^2$ be a complex point. I want to show that $f$ cannot vanish at $\alpha$ to high order unless ...

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### Can it occur that $q^{ce}$ is a prime ideal (of $S$), while $q^{ce}\neq q $?

Let $R$ and $S$ be commutative rings (with $1$) and $f : R\to S$ be a ring homomorphism. For an ideal $I$ of $R$, set $I^e:=\langle f(I)S\rangle$ (called the extension of $I$ to $S$) and for an ideal ...

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### How slowly can a power of an ideal grow?

For a polynomial ideal $I\subset \mathbb{C}[x_1,x_2]$, let $D(I)$ be the smallest degree of any polynomial in $I$.
How slowly can $D(I^n)$ grow as a function of $n$? For example, if $D(I^n)\leq ...

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### If the direct sum of cyclic modules is cyclic, what happens to nontrivial extensions?

Let $R$ be any ring with unit over some field $k$ and let $M_1$ and $M_2$ be cyclic left $R$-modules with $dim_k(Ext^1_R(M_2,M_1))\geq 1$.
Assume $M_1\oplus M_2$ is a cyclic left $R$-module. Given ...

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### Definitions of the module $R/(x_0^\infty,x_1^\infty,\ldots,x_{n-1}^\infty)$

There are several constructions of the Prüfer group $\mathbb{Z}/p^\infty$; here are two that are relevant for this question.
It can be constructed via the short exact sequence
$$
0 \to \mathbb{Z} ...

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### How to find ideals of finite length in a power series ring with special properties?

Let $A$ be the power series ring $\mathbb{C}[[x,y]]$.
Assume we are given two ideals $I,J$ of finite length in $A$ such that:
$xJ\subseteq I\subseteq J$
Is it possible to find ideals of finite ...

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### Separability of a simple ring extension

Assume $A=K[x,y]\subset K[x,y][w]=B$, $K$ is a field of characteristic zero, $w$ is integral over $A$ (so $B$ is a f.g. $A$-module), but $w$ is not in the field of fractions of $A$, and $B$ is an ...

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### local cohomology and radical of ideal

Let $R$ be commutative ring with identity, $M$ an $R$-module, and $I$ an ideal of $R$ . One defines $I$-torsion functor $Γ_I$ as: $\Gamma_I(M)=\bigcup_{n\in N} (0:_MI^n).$ When $R$ is Noetherian, ...

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### In what conditions every ideal is an extension ideal? Is every prime ideal extension of prime ideal?

Let $R$ and $S$ be commutative rings (with $1$), and $f : R\to S$ be a ring homomorphism. For an ideal $I$ of $R$, set $I^e:=\langle f(I)S\rangle$ (called the extension of $I$ to $S$). When $f$ is ...

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### M is an R-module which is not finitely generated. is it true that $\inf \{ i| H^i_I(M)\neq 0 \}\le ht_M I?$

Let $R$ be a commutative noetherian ring (with $1$), $I$ an ideal of $R$, and $M$, a finitely generated $R$-module such that $IM \neq M$. Then, by Theorem 6.2.7 of BRODMANN-SHARP's Local Cohomology ...

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### Effective Nullstellensatz and bounds on the nilpotency index of reduced ideal together with linear forms

Let $K$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p>0$
and let $I\subset K[x_{1},\dots,x_{n}]$ be an ideal generated by
(homogeneous) polynomials of degree $d$. Assume that $I$ is ...

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### An additive question on polynomials

Consider $S\cup T=\{0,1\}^n$ where $S\cap T=\emptyset$.
Consider real multilinear (only monomials of form $x_ix_jx_k$) polynomials $P,Q$ such that:
$$Q(S)=0\quad Q(T)\neq0\quad P(S)\neq0\quad ...

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### Can every commutative ring of characteristic $p\in\mathbb P$ be written as the form $R/(p)$ with $R$ being a ring of characteristic $0$?

All rings here are associative, commutative and unital. By a ring of characteristic zero (resp. of characteristic $p$, for prime $p$) I mean a ring $A$ such that the canonical homomorphism $\mathbb ...

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### Conditions for the consistency of a system of affine polynomials

Let $f_1, f_2,\ldots,f_N$ be some affine polynomials. We consider the question if these polynomials have a common (affine) root. By homogenizing these polynomials, we can associate a projective ...

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### Flatness of a simple ring extension

Assume $A \subseteq B=A[b]$ are integral domains, $b \in B$ is algebraic over $A$ (but not necessarily integral over $A$), and $A$ and $B$ have the same field of fractions.
(Notice that $b=u/v$ for ...

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### Are finitely presented modules finitely presentable? [closed]

Over a ring $R$ we have a notion of finitely presented module, namely:
Definition 1 A module $F$ is finitely presented if there are $m$, $n$ positive integers such that $R^m\to R^n\to F\to 0$ is ...

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### Finding a set of generators of an ideal with certain property in $k[x_1, …, x_n]$

I am interested in the following problem, and I would appreciate any comments, inputs, answers, references! Let $k$ be a field. For each $1 \leq j \leq n$, let
$$
I_j = (x_j, u_{2}^{(j)}, ..., ...

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### discrete valuation ring and ring of witt vectors

Given a perfect field $F$ of prime characteristic the ring of Witt Vectors $W(F)$ is a discrete valuation ring. For example, $W(\mathbb{F}_p)$ is the ring of $p$-adic integers. Is it possible to embed ...

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### cohomlogy of Diagonal ring

Let $S=\bigoplus_{\underline n\in\mathbb N^r } S_{\underline n}$ be a standard multigraded ring over a local ring and M be a finitely generated $\mathbb N^r $-graded $S$-module. Let ...

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### Kähler differentials, intuition behind $\text{div}(\omega)$, canonical divisor on algebraic curves?

See my two previous questions here: Intuition for thinking about R-module of Kähler differentials, universal receptacles, derivations? and Kähler differentials, define valuation? for background.
If ...

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### Free resolutions of affine (non-projective!) varieties

Say, you have an ideal $I$ of a polynomial ring $R = K\lbrack X_1,\ldots,X_n \rbrack$ over an algebraically closed field $K$ (you can assume $K = \mathbb{C}$). What does a minimal free resolution of ...

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### Change of grading used in the paper “The diagonal subring and the Cohen-Macaulay property of a multigraded ring” by Eero Hyry

I am currently reading the paper "The diagonal subring and the Cohen-Macaulay property of a multigraded ring" by Eero Hyry. I do not understand the following part in Lemma 1.1. here.
Let ...

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### Generalization of Krull dimension for commutative rings

In the paper How to construct huge chains of prime ideals in power series rings by B. Kang and P. Toan the Krull dimension of a commutative ring with $1$ is defined as follows:
Let $R$ be a ...

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### Intuition for thinking about $R$-module of Kähler differentials, universal receptacles, derivations?

Suppose $k$ is a field of characteristic zero, and $R$ is a $k$-algebra. The $R$-module of Kähler differentials $\Omega_{R/k}$ of $R$ over $k$ with generators $\{dr\}_{r \in R}$ is the module subject ...

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### Chow groups of rational varieties

Let $X$ be a smooth projective rational variety over a field $k$. Let $CH^i(X)$ denote the Chow group of codimension $i$ algebraic cycles on $X$ modulo rational equivalence. What can one say about ...

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### polynomial expression for counting number of integral points of a set

Let $v_i=a_ie_i\in\mathbb R^d$ and $w_i=b_ie_i\in\mathbb R^d$ for $i=1,\dots,d$ where $e_i$'s are unit vetcors and $a_i,b_i$ are positive integers. Let $$S=conv\{0,rv_i+sw_i:i=1,\dots,d\}.$$
Can we ...

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### Minimal rank of a permutation resolution of a $G$-lattice

Let $G$ be a finite group.
By a $G$-lattice I mean a finitely generated free abelian group $L$ with an action of $G$.
One says that $L$ is a permutation lattice if $L$ has a $\mathbb{Z}$-basis ...

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### Question related to $h$-invariant of a form

Let $k$ be a field.
Given a form $f \in k[x_1, ..., x_n]$ of degree at least $2$, we define the
Schmidt rank, also known as the $h$-invariant, $h_k(f)$ to be the
least positive integer $h$ such that ...

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### A question about Complete Intersections

Suppose that $(A,\mathfrak{m})$ is a complete intersection and $\mathbf{x}$ is a minimal basis for $\mathfrak{m}$. Consider the Koszul homologies $H_\bullet(\mathbf{x},A)$. It is well-known that ...

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### Excellent rings

If A is an excellent commutative ring and G is a finite group of automorphisms of A, is the invariant subring A^G still excellent ? I think this is false -- because if not it would probably be written ...

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### finite generation of a certain type of subring

Let $k$ be a field, and let $R$ be a finitely generated $k$-algebra. (If it helps, you may assume $R$ is an integral domain.) Let $I$ be an ideal of finite colength. Note that $A:=k+I$ is a subring ...

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### Does there exist a continuous surjection? [closed]

Let $C$ be an irreducible projective cubic in $\mathbb{P}_2$ with a singular point $p$. So consider $f: \mathbb{P}_1 \to C$ defined as follows. Identify $\mathbb{P}_1$ with the set of lines in ...

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### When a smooth algebra is regular?

Let $A \subseteq B$ be noetherian integral domains, $A$ regular (=every localization at maximal ideal is a regular local ring) and $B$ is a smooth $A$-algebra. For the definition of a smooth algebra, ...

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### Finitely generated ordered monoids and noetherian subsets

(This question was asked a long time ago on MSE but got no answer so far...)
Let $E$ be an additively written cancellable commutative monoid with no non-trivial units. We furnish $E$ with the order ...

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### Lifting points of étale group scheme

Consider the following setting: let $(R,\mathfrak{m})$ be a Noetherian complete discrete valuation ring (with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$) and let $K$ be its field of fractions. Now take $L$ be the ...

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### Do discrete valuation rings correspond to local rings of points in fibre?

Given projective curves $C$ and $C'$ and a surjective morphism $\varphi\colon C\to C'$, such that $Q\in C'$ is a smooth point and its fibre $\varphi^{-1}(Q)$ consists of smooth points.
Then ...

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### Castelnuovo-Mumford regularity in multigraded case

Let $R=\oplus_{n\geq 0}R_n$ be a standard Noetherian commuative graded ring over a local ring $(A,m)$ where $R_0=A.$ Put $R_+=\oplus_{n\geq 1}R_n.$ Let $M$ be a finitely generated $\mathbb Z$-graded ...

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### Newton polyhedron and product of ideals

Let $I$ be an ideal generated by monomials $\underline{x}^{\underline{a}_1},\ldots ,\underline{x}^{\underline{a}_s}$ and
$J$ be the ideal generated by $\underline{x}^{\underline{b}_1},\ldots ...

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### Geometric/algebraic interpretation of quadratic points of rank r

In the paper of Eckl/Puhklikov (http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.3715) the following terminology is introduced:
"
Let $X \subset Y$ be a subvariety of codimension 1 in a smooth quasiprojective
complex ...

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### Macaulay's example of prime ideals in $\mathbb C[X_1,X_2,X_3]$ having large number of generators

There is a famous example of Macaulay which shows that there are prime ideals of height two in $\mathbb C[X_1,X_2,X_3]$ having at least $l$ generators for any $l\ge 3$.
In Macaulay's words, the ...

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### Can height one maximal ideals in the normalization contract to non-height one primes in the base?

Let $R$ be a local (Noetherian) integral domain of dimension greater than one. Can the integral closure (i.e. normalization) of $R$ have a maximal ideal of height one?

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### Classification of local and semi-local rings in function fields

Let $C$ be a non-singular algebraic curve over an algebraically closed field $k$, and $F$ a function field of this curve. It is well-known that non-trivial discrete valuation rings of $F$ correspond ...

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### How to show integrally closed implies topologically unibranch

On p.52 of Mumford's book Algebraic Geometry: Complex projective varieties, he states that
$$\mathcal{O}_{x.X} \text{is integrally closed} \ \Rightarrow X \ \text{is topologically unibranch at } \ ...

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### Degree of sum of integral elements over a UFD

Is it possible to generalize Degree of sum of algebraic numbers (especially Pete L. Clark's answer, based on Keith Conrad's answer)
in the following way:
Let $D$ be a (noetherian) UFD of zero ...

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### Algebraic Closure of the field of rational functions

Using the theorem of Puiseux, one concludes that the algebraic closure of $\mathbb C(X)$ is the set of algebraic elements (over $\mathbb C(X)$) of the algebraic closure of $\mathbb C((X))$, which is ...

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### Composition of rational functions

Given a rational function $R\in\Bbb R(x_1,\dots,x_n)$ with multilinear numerator and denominator, is there always a rational function $G\in\Bbb R(x)$ such that $G\circ R\in\Bbb R[x_1,\dots,x_n]$, ...

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### Regularity of a tensor product

Let $A \subseteq B$ and $A \subseteq C$ be commutative noetherian domains.
Assume that $A$ and $C$ are regular rings (=every localization at a maximal ideal is a regular local ring).
Assume that $B$ ...

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### When every module is a scalar extension?

Let $A \subseteq B$ be commutative noetherian domains.
Of course, if $M$ is an $A$-module, then $M \otimes_A B$ is a $B$-module.
I am curious to know if there exist additional conditions on $A$ and ...

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### formally etale deformations of algebras

Let $A$ be a local artinian ring with residue field $k$, $S$ a $k$-algebra. Suppose there is a formally etale deformation $B$ of $S$ over $A$, i.e. a flat $A$-algebra $B$ such that $S\cong ...

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### Are essentially smooth schemes noetherian?

Let $k$ be a field. I am unable to find a precise definition of essentially smooth $k$ schemes, but I will stick to this definition below, since this is exactly what I need:
Definition: A $k$-scheme ...