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The number of ideals in a ring

Here is a question that I first asked in math.stackexchange, but I think the question must be proposed here. Let $R$ be a finite commutative ring with identity. Under what conditions the number ...
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A generalization of miracle flatness theorem

I wonder if the miracle flatness theorem Generalizing miracle flatness (Matsumura 23.1) via finite Tor-dimension still works if the rings involved are not local (and the dimension condition is ...
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Dimension of Ext modules [closed]

Let $(R,m)$ be a noetherian local ring, and $M$ and $N$ be two finitely generated $R$-module. Then is it true that $\dim \text{Ext}^k(M,N)\leq \dim M-k$? If not does the reversed inequality hold?
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What is an excellent algebraic space?

What does it mean to say that an algebraic space $S$ is excellent? One knows that excellence of a Noetherian ring is not a property that is etale local (that is, excellence cannot be checked over an ...
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Degree of function field extension in several variables (degree of an endomorphism over an AV)

I just want to know which is the best way to calculate the degree of a function field extension like this $[\mathbb{F}_q(a,b,c):\mathbb{F}_q(x,y,z)]$ where $x\mapsto f(a,b,c)$ $y\mapsto g(a,b,c)$ ...
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Local-cohomology and Hom

Let $f:R\to S$ be a flat homomorphism of commutative Noetherian rings. "Flat Base Change Theorem", compares the local cohomology modules $H^i_a(M) \otimes_R S$ and $H^i_{aS} (M\otimes_R S)$ for $i ∈ ...
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Complete Intersection

Let $I$ be an ideal of the polynomial ring $P=K[x_{1},...,x_{n}]$ that is generated by degree two polynomials ${f_1,...,f_k}$. The zero set $\mathcal{Z}(I)$ is isomorphic to an affine space of ...
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Rees rings and a formula

Could someone help me to solve this question? Let $(R,\frak m)$ be a commutative, Noetherian, local, and complete domain. and let $R(I)=\bigoplus _{n ‎‎\geqslant 0} I^n t^n$ be be Rees ring of $R$ ...
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Automorphisms of complete local rings

Let $k$ be a field and $(A,m)$ be the completion of the local ring of a smooth point of a $k$-variety. Let $x_1,x_2\in m\backslash m^2$ be regular elements. I am interested in knowing if one can find ...
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Antisymmetrization of the Hochschild cocycle

Let $A$ be a commutative (unital, complex) algebra and let $\varphi$ be a $n+1$-linear functional on $A$ (we will call it cochain). Define ...
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Is there an explicit way to glue a stable map in projective space by writing down the family of maps explicitly in terms of polynomials?

Let $v_1:\mathbb{P}^1 \longrightarrow \mathbb{P}^2$ and $v_2:\mathbb{P}^1 \longrightarrow \mathbb{P}^2$ be two holomorphic maps of degree $d_1$ and $d_2$ respectively. Suppose they agree at some ...
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Condition for a finite group scheme to be étale [closed]

My question comes from the reading of Tate's paper $p$-divisible groups. In the last few pages there is an argument which gives as trivial the following fact. If we take a $p$-divisible group over a ...
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ideals of polynomial ring with complex number coefficients

Let $\mathbb{C}[x,y]$ be the polynomial ring with variables $x,y$ and coefficient in $\mathbb{C}$. Let $f,g\in \mathbb{C}[x,y]$. Let $(f,g)$ be the ideal of $\mathbb{C}[x,y]$ generated by $f,g$. ...
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On a theorem of Hopkins-Neeman-Thomason on generators of thick subcategories of perfect complexes

Notations and background. Let $R$ be a commutative noetherian local ring and let $D(R)$ denote the derived category of the category of R-modules. A strictly perfect complex on $R$ is a bounded complex ...
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Algebraic closedness in field of fractions

If $A\subseteq B$ are affine domains over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic zero, such that $Q(A)$ is algebraically closed in $Q(B)$, how can one show that $Q(A)$ is also ...
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irreducibility of general fiber

I would like to get a reference of the following fact. Let $A\subseteq B$ be affine domains over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. If $Q(A)$ is algebraically closed in $Q(B)$, ...
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Syzygies in integral domains

Let $f$ be a homogeneous irreducible element in a graded commutative Noetherian ring. What is the possible set of elements $f_1$ and $f_2$ such that $f=f_1g_1+ f_2g_2$? Even in very particular cases ...
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$\inf\{i\in \mathbb N \cup \{0\}\cup\infty\mid Ext^i_R(R/I,R)\neq 0\}=0 ?$

Let $R := k[x_1, \cdots, x_n, \cdots]/(x_1^1, \cdots , x^n_n, \cdots),$ where $k$ is a field. Set $I:=(x_1, \cdots, x_n, \cdots)$. the questions are: Is $\inf\{i\in \mathbb N \cup \{0\}\cup ...
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Can states on commutative Banach algebras be understood as probability measures?

Suppose $\mathcal{A}$ is a commutative Banach algebra (over $\mathbb{R}$) or commutative Banach *-algebra (over $\mathbb{C}$). Is there always a measurable space $(\Omega,\mathcal{F})$ such that there ...
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Uncountable cardinals and Prufer $p$-groups

Let $A$ be an elementary Abelian uncountable $p$-group. Is it known if there is an action of a Prufer $q$-group (here $q$ is a prime not necessarily distinct from $p$) $C_{q^{\infty}}$ onto $A$ such ...
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What is the mathematical structure called if we replace commutative group by commutative monoid in the definition of linear space?

Could anyone tell me what the mathematical structure is called if we replace commutative group by commutative monoid in the definition of linear space? Also, are there any names for "commutative ...
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Surjectivity of trace map

Let $R$ be a closed integral domain with its fraction field $F$. Let $K$ be a finite separable extension field of $F$, and let $A$ be the integral closure of $R$ in $K$. It is well known that the ...
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$K_1(R)$ and splitting

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with unit. Under what conditions does the following exact sequence split? $1\to E(R)\to Gl(R)\to K_1(R)\to 1$.
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Why is the polynomial relating the invariants of a binary polyhedral group fixed by an overgroup?

Let $G$ be a finite subgroup of $\mathrm{SL}(2,\mathbb{C})$ and $N \triangleleft G$ a normal subgroup. Let $x, y, z$ be the fundamental invariants for the standard action of $N$ on $\mathbb{C}^2$, ...
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Reference for a lemma on étale maps

The Stacks Project has the following really nice Lemma concerning étale maps of rings: Let $A\rightarrow B$ be a finitely presented, étale morphism of rings. Then there exists a presentation $$ ...
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Ideals generated by two elements in the polynomial ring of two variables over a field

Let $k$ be a field. For example, $k=\mathbb{Q}$ or $\mathbb{Z}/p$, $p$ prime. Let $k[x,y]$ be the polynomial ring. Let $f,g\in k[x,y]$. Let the ideal $I=(f,g)$ be the ideal of $k[x,y]$ ...
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Can there be a non-trivial epimorphism (of rings) from a field? [closed]

I apologize if this question is trivial, but I just cant figure it out. Let $K$ be a field and let $K\longrightarrow A$ be an epimorphism of rings. Is it necessary that $A=K$?
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Global dimension of graded Lie algebra

The rational global dimension of a graded algebra $A=(A_k)_{k\geq 0}$, with $A_0=\mathbb Q$, denoted here ${\rm gl}\dim A$ is defined to be the greatest integer $k$ (or $\infty$) such that ${\rm ...
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Minimal free resolution of sum of ideals

Let $S$ be the polynomial ring in $n$ variables, and let $I_1$ and $I_2$ be ideals in $S$. What can be said about the $\mathbb{Z}$-graded minimal free resolution of $I_1+ I_2$ in terms of the ...
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Does this $\mathbb{Z}_p$-algebra morphism induce a closed immersion on the generic fiber?

Let $R$ be a local and smooth $\mathbb{Z}_p$-algebra and $B$ an $R$-algebra of finite type which is an integral domain with $\operatorname{dim}B\leq \operatorname{dim}R$ such that $B/(p)$ is ...
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behavior of multiplicity in exact sequences

Bruns-Herzog define multiplicity When the ring and module are not necessarily graded as $e(M)=e(gr_m(M))$, see B-H 4.6. I have two questions: Question1. Many concepts in commutative algebra have ...
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Are schemes which agree on open set and its complement equal? - w/ applications to initial ideals/tropical basis

I appreciate the comments so far and am modifying based on something closer to the problem I'm interested in. I started out with something far too general. This is probably easy, but I have been ...
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Does integral closure commute with pushforward

Suppose that $\pi : Y \to X$ is a proper birational morphism between normal varieties (schemes, whatever). Suppose that $I$ is an ideal sheaf on $Y$. One can form $\pi_* I$ and construct an ideal ...
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Projective dimension of modules over non-discrete valuation rings

Let $\mathbb{C}_p$ be $p$-adic completion of an algebraic closure of $\mathbb{Q}_p$, $\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{C}_p}$ be its valuation ring and $\mathfrak{m}$ its maximal ideal. Does anyone know the ...
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Integral closure of an ideal [closed]

Let $r^n+a_1r^{n-1}+\cdots+a_n=0$ be an equation of integral dependence of $r$ over an ideal $I$. Does exist a finitely generated ideal $J$, such that $J\subset I$ and $a_i\in J^i$ for all ...
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Families of ideals with a given initial ideal

Assume a fintie set of monomials is given. Is there a way to find the family of ideals whose initial ideal (say w.r.t revlex order) is generated by that finite set? I'll appreciate any partial answer, ...
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Reference request for division algebras, over $\mathbb{Q}_{p}((t))$

I was looking for a possible reference that would answer the following question, Let $\mathbb{Q}_{p}$ be the $p$-adic numbers and $\mathbb{Q}_{p}((t))$ be the field of Laurent polynomials over ...
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The complex of Kahler differentials and de Rham complex

Let $A$ be a unital commutative algebra (say over complex numbers). Consider the multiplication map $m:A \otimes A \to A$ and put $\Omega^1_u(A)=\ker m$ to be the space of universal differential ...
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Intersection numbers on blow ups of toric varieties

Suppose we have a smooth, complete toric varietiy $X_{\Sigma}$ of dimension $n$. Let $\sigma_k \in \Sigma(k)$ a smooth $k$-dimensional cone in $\Sigma$ and suppose we make the toric blow up at the ...
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A vector version of the Segre embedding: what is the kernel of the ring map?

TL;DR version. Given a commutative ring $\mathbf{k}$ and $n+m$ "generic" vectors $\mathbf{x}_1, \mathbf{x}_2, \ldots, \mathbf{x}_n, \mathbf{y}_1, \mathbf{y}_2, \ldots, \mathbf{y}_m$ in $\mathbf{k}^k$ ...
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Decide two indices of Ext functor

This question is from the proof of Theorem 11.34 in the book: Twenty-four Hours of Local Cohomology. Let $R$ and $S$ be CM local ring and $R\to S$ a local homomorphism such that $S$ is a finite ...
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An integral domain of dimension one with a non-trivial infinite intersection of prime ideals

In a (necessarily non-Noetherian) integral domain $A$ of (Krull) dimension $1$, is it possible that there is an infinite collection of prime ideals $\mathfrak{p}_i$ such that $\cap_i \mathfrak{p}_i ...
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Lifting of Commuting Maps of Vector Bundles

Assume that we have a vector bundle $\mathcal{F}$ over $\mathbb{P}^d(\mathbb{C})$ that is generated by global sections. Let $\pi \colon \mathcal{O}^n \to \mathcal{F}$ be the associated map that is ...
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Necessary and sufficient condition for $can : A^X\otimes_A A^Y\rightarrow A^{X\times Y}$ to be an embedding

The two sets are, of course, supposed infinite. This question is related to that one Commutation of tensor products with inverse limits in a specific case where it received a (partial) answer ($A$ ...
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Structure of $\text{Aut}_R(R[X])$

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with identity. I'd like to know how to determine the set $\text{Aut}_R(R[X])$ of all $R$-automorphisms of $R[X]$. I've proved that all $\sigma\in\text{Aut}_R(R[X])$ ...
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Irreducibility of a general fibre

Let $A\subseteq B$ be an inclusion of affine domains over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $0$. Can someone give me a reference for the following fact? If $A$ is algebraically ...
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Example of a ring $R$ such that $\dim(R[[X]])<\dim(R[X])$

Dimension refers to the Krull dimension of a commutative ring. In the paper "Prime ideals in power series rings" J. Arnold gives an example of such a ring: Let $k$ be a field and $K=k(t)$ a ...
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How to prove that the set of maximal elements of a set of prime ideals is finite

Let $A$ be a subset of ${\rm Spec}(R)$ with $R$ noetherian Are there any techniques to prove that ${\rm max}(A)$ (ie the set of maximal elements of $A$) is finite? I'm looking for equivalent ...
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Arbitrary chains of prime ideals in $R[X]$

For a commutative ring $S$ of finite Krull dimension $d$, we have $1+d\leq \dim(S[X])\leq 2d+1$. One proof of this uses the fact that if $Q_1\subset Q_2\subset Q_3$ is a chain of prime ideals of ...
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Is Frobenius on $R^\circ/p$ surjective for general perfectoid rings $R$?

In [1], Propisition 6.1.9(2), it said that if $R$ is a perfectoid ring such that $pR^\circ$ is closed in $R^\circ$ (this includes the case if $R$ is of character $p$, or if $p$ is invertible in $R$, ...