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### Are there necessary and sufficient conditions for a chain complex $0 \to C_0 \to C_1 \to C_2 \to 0$ to be Poincare?

I am looking for necessary and/or sufficient conditions for the chain complex $0 \to C_0 \to C_1 \to C_2 \to 0$ over a principal ideal domain to be Poincare in the sense that $H_0 \cong H^2$, $H_1 ...

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### Witt-vector vectors

I've never really made my way in any detail through the Witt-vector construction. I did read all the articles that a quick Google and MSN search turned up, and none seemed to address it, but I could ...

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### Is a wild automorphism of $k[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$, $n \geq 3$, necessarily of infinite order?

Let $k[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ be a polynomial ring over a field $k$ of characteristic zero.
When $n=2$, it is known that every automorphism of $k[x_1,x_2]$ is tame, namely, a finite product of elementary ...

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### Tensor products of simple modules over algebras [closed]

Let $A$ and $B$ be $\mathbb{C}$-algebras. Suppose that $M$ and $N$ are respectively simple $A$ and $B$ modules.
We can regard $M\otimes_{\mathbb C}N$ as $A\otimes_{\mathbb C} B$-modules in natural ...

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### the pfaffian-adjugate and its counterparts for matrices odd size

Let $R$ be a commutative ring (zero characteristic). Take a skew-symmetric matrix $A\in Mat^{skew-sym}(n,R)$.
If $n$ is even, then $\det(A)=Pf^2(A)$ and there exists the "Pfaffian adjugate/adjoint" ...

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### Description of the equalizer of $\prod _j R/I_j \rightrightarrows \prod _{i,j}R/(I_i+I_j)$

This is a crosspost of this MSE question.
I have asked several questions in an attmept to get a general version of the Chinese remainder theorem without conditions on the ideals which will ...

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### ideals linked to an almost complete intersection

Is a grade $3$ type $3$ perfect ideal in a Noetherian ring linked to a grade $3$ almost complete intersection? I know that grade $3$ type $2$ perfect ideals are (by a work of Anne Brown).

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### non-Noetherian r-Noetherian ring with Noetherian total quotient ring

A commutative ring is said to be r-Noetherian if every regular ideal is finitely generated, where an ideal is said to be regular if it contains a non-zerodivisor. Does there exist a non-Noetherian ...

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### If $A$ is the ring of continuous functions on a genus $g$ surface, can the genus of $X$ be seen by simple algebra in $A$?

I was describing to a friend the result that a compact Hausdorff space is determined up to homeomorphism up to by its ring of continuous functions, and he asked how one could see the genus of a ...

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### Solving a system of equations using Gröbner basis

In Sage (or any other package) when using Gröbner basis to solve a system of equations (some of which are non-linear equations) does computing the Gröbner basis for the ideal ID generated by the ...

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### Ring with Cohen-Macaulay canonical module

Let $(R,m)$ be Noetherian local ring which is an imagine of a Gorenstein ring $(S,n)$. Set
$$ K_R:= Ext_S^{s-d}(R,S), $$
where $d=\dim R$, $s=\dim S$.
If $K_R$ is Cohen-Macaulay (i.e. $R$ is a ...

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### How to associate the following two kinds of real polynomials?

Suppose the following real polynomial of $n$ variables
$$f(X_1,X_2,\cdots,X_n)=\sum_{I=(i_1,i_2,\cdots,i_n)}a_IX_1^{i_1}X_2^{i_2}\cdots X_n^{i_n}$$
is easy or familiar to us, but I need to deal with ...

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### Shifts in the decomposition of Bott-Samelson bimodules

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$, let $V=k^n$ be a $k$ vector space of dimension $n$, and let $R=k[V]$ be the ring of polynomial functions on $V$. Suppose that ...

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### What can be said about $A$ and $B$ given the exact sequence $0 \to R^p \to A \to R^r \to R^q \to B \to 0$?

Let $A,B$ be two $R$-modules over a commutative ring $R$ (restrict to $R = \mathbb{Z}$ or $R= \mathbb{K}$ a field where appropriate). Suppose $A$ and $B$ fit into an exact sequence
$0 \to R^p \to ...

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### grade of ideals in non-noetherian rings

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with unity, and $M$ an $R$-module. Assume that $I$ and $J$ are finitely generated ideals and $K$ another ideal of $R$. Let $\textbf{x}$ be a sequence of generators of ...

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### Ring of invariants for the regular representation

The symmetric group $S_n$ acts on $\mathbb C^n$ by permuting the coordinates. In this case the ring of invariants is generated by elementary symmetric polynomials in n-variables. Now consider the ...

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### Solving Non-Linear Equations over a Finite Field of a Large Prime Order

I want to know is there is an efficient way to figure out whether or not a ( underdetermined) system of non-linear equations have a solution over a finite field of large prime order. The equations ...

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### Algebraic independance of exponentials

First of all, a happy new year. Be it better than 2015,
healthy, wealthy, fruitful and cross-fertilizing
for you, familly and friends.
In order to cope with families of solutions of evolution ...

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### Base change for non-flat coherent sheaves and affine maps

Let $A$ be a finitely generated $k$-algebra, where $k$ is a field, let $I$ be an ideal in $A$, let $M$ be a finitely generated $A/I$-module, and let $M^{\prime}$ denote $M$ considered as an ...

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### Deeply ramified implies non discrete valuation - Almost ring theory

In their book "Almost Ring Theory" (http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0201175), Ofer Gabber and Lorenzo Ramero define a valued field $K$ to be "deeply ramified" if the module of Kähler differentials ...

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### Elimination theory for variables packaged in a matrix

I am wondering if the elimination theory in computational algebraic geometry can be more efficiently carried out if all variables lies within some given matrices.
For instance, consider the following:
...

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### Properties of Betti number of ideal

Notations:
$R$- Noetherian graded ring and $I,J$ homogeneous ideals in $R$
Definition:
The projective dimension of $R/I$, denoted $pd(R/I)$, is the length of a minimal free graded resolution of ...

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### Division and multiplication that preserve Euclidean norms

I am looking for ways to define
$$\frac{1}{x}\in \mathbb{R}^n\quad \quad and\quad \quad x\cdot y\in \mathbb{R}^n ,$$
where $x,y\in \mathbb{R}^n$ such that
...

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### Generalizing Dedekind's Factorization Theorem

A classical theorem due to Dedekind states the following:
Let $O_{K}$ be the ring of integers of a number field $K$, and assume
$K$ is generated by adjoining the algebraic integer $\alpha$ to
...

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### Which finite cyclic groups can be characterized by Lattice isomorphism and isomorphism between their automorphism groups?

Given a finite cyclic group $G$, we denote by $L(G)$ the lattice of its subgroups, and by $\mathop{\rm Aut}(G)$ the automorphism group of $G$. Let $H$ be any group. Assume that $L(G)\cong L(H)$ and ...

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### Is $k(\!(x,y)\!)$ a topological field?

More generally, let $(R,m)$ be a Noetherian local domain with fraction field $K$. The $m$-adic topology turns $R$ into a topological ring. When $R$ is a discrete valuation ring, this topology extends ...

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### Non-local differentially smooth algebra

Let $A$ be a noetherian commutative algebra over a perfect field $k$.
The algebra $A$ is said to be differentially smooth over $k$ if
(1) $\Omega^1_{A/k}$ is a projective $A$-module, and
(2) the ...

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### Maximal ideals of polynomial ring containing a fixed element

We know that for a field $k $ and $f\in k [x]$, the only maximal ideals of $k [x]$ containing $f $ are the ideals generated by prime factors of $f $. Now, I want to know that if $R $ is an arbitrary ...

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### A relation between a ring with its polynomial ring

Let $\{f_i(x)\}_{i\in I}$ be a subset of $R[x]$ where $R[x]$ is the polynomial ring of $R$(a commutative ring with identity). If the ring $R/\langle f_i^2(n)-f_i(n)\rangle_{i\in I, n\in A}$, for every ...

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### Dimension of a commutative ring

For a commutative ring $R $ with identity, if $Nil (R)\not= J (R)$, can we deduce than $dim (R/J (R))<dim (R)$? ($R $ has finite $Krull$ dimension (=$dim$), $Nil (R)$=the set of all nilpotent ...

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### $R$ is isomorphic to $R[X,Y]$, but not to $R[X]$

Is there a commutative ring $R$ with $R \cong R[X,Y]$ and $R \not\cong R[X]$?
This is a ring-theoretic analog of my previous question about abelian groups: In fact, in any algebraic category we may ...

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### If $A$ is an integer ring such that each $P \in A_L[X]$ has a finite number of zeros in $A$, is $A$ commutative?

Let $A$ be a ring in which the product of any two nonzero elements is nonzero (we shall say that $A$ is an integral domain, even if $A$ is non commutative). It is well-known that if $A$ is ...

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### maximal ideals of polynomial ring

For a maximal ideal $ n $ of polynomial ring $ R [x] $ over a commutative ring $R$ with identity, are there conditions under which $m [x]\subset n$, for some maximal ideal $m$ of $R$?($m [x] $ is ...

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### Grobner basis for a general algebra

Let $R$ be a quotient of the polynomial ring $\mathbb{C}[x_1,\dots , x_n]$. We fix a $\mathbb{C}^*$ action on $R$ which preserve homogenous components and the multiplication. (The geometric analogue ...

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### A problem related to parametrizing $\operatorname{rank}\le r$ matrices and Segre embedding

Given a field $k$. We denote $A_{mn}=k[\{X_{ij}\}_{1\le i\le m,1\le j\le n}]$ a polynomial ring of $mn$ variables. Given $m,n,r>0$, we have a natural homomorphism $\phi\colon A_{mn}\to ...

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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 ...