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Jordan-Holder vs Harder-Narasimhan

Let $M$ be a module over an algebra or a group. I am interested the following decreasing filtration: $F^0M=M$; $F^iM$ is the smallest sub-module of $F^{i-1}M$ such that the quotient is ...
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Stability of real polynomials with positive coefficients

Say that a polynomial in an indeterminate $x$ with real coefficients of degree $d$ has positive coefficients if each of the coefficients of $x^d,\ldots,x^1,x^0$ is (strictly) positive. For $f$ a ...
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Canonical presentation of pro-modules over pro-rings

Let $A = (\dotsc \twoheadrightarrow A_2 \twoheadrightarrow A_1 \twoheadrightarrow A_0)$ be a (commutative) pro-ring with surjective transition maps. Consider the category $\mathcal{M} := \varprojlim_i ...
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Dimension of totally reflexive modules

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian ring and let $M$ be a finitely generated $R$-module. Definition. $M$ is called totally reflexive (or $G-\dim_RM = 0$) if it satisfies the following conditions: ...
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Orders of certain quotients of power series rings

Let $\Lambda_d := \mathbb{Z}_p[[T_1, \ldots, T_d]]$ denote the ring of formal power series in $d$ variables over the ring of $p$-adic integers. Suppose that $g \in \Lambda_d$ is an irreducible ...
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integral curves and differential equations on arcs

I am trying to prove a statement that is obivious in analytic setting, but makes me feel at a loss in formal algebraic setting. Let $M$ be a smooth curve over an algebraically closed field $k$. Let ...
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Bounds for Betti numbers

Why the graded Betti numbers of ideal $I \subset k[x_1 , \cdots , x_n]$, are bounded by the graded Betti numbers of $\mathrm{gin}(I)$? (Where $\mathrm{gin}(I)$, is the generic initial ideal of $I$ ...
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Submodule embeddable in a finitely generated module

I have a terminology question. For a commutative ring $A$ (not necessarily Noetherian), $A$-modules that are isomorphic to an $A$-submodule of a finitely generated $A$-module form a fairly good class ...
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If $B\subseteq A$ are free & finite rank $R$-algebras, is $R\to A \otimes_B R$ injective?

(In this question, all rings and algebras are commutative with identity.) I have a situation that boils down to the following data: a ring $R$, an $R$-algebra $A$ with a subalgebra $B$ such that $A$ ...
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Coloring summands of given n-partition with given weights of colors

Let $\lambda$ and $\sigma$ be partitions of $n$: $\lambda_1+\lambda_2+\cdots+\lambda_l=n$ and $\sigma_1+\sigma_2+\cdots+\sigma_s=n$ Let $M_{\lambda \sigma}$ be the number of ways to colour the parts ...
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Stable analytic manifold under simple action

For an integer $m > 1$, let us define the action $$ f: X_i \to (1+X_i)^{m} - 1 $$ on $C[[X_1,...,X_N]]$, where $C$ is the complex number field. Consider the analytic manifold $V(I)$ defined by the ...
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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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Irreducibility of $x^m-g(y)$

Let $g(y)\in \mathbb{C}[y]$, $ m\in \mathbb{Z}_{\ge 2}$. Are there some results on the irreducibility of $x^m-g(y)$ in $\mathbb{C}[x,y]$?
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$I$ is principal if and only if $ID_M$ is principal for all $M \in Max(D)$

In a semmi-quasi local domain $D$ ( i.e. $D$ has finitely many maximal ideals), an ideal $I$ is principal if and only if $ID_M$ is principal for all $M \in Max(D)$. [See Comm. Rings by Kaplansky, ...
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Who defined and who coined “module”?

The title of my Q. says it all: QUESTION:   Who defined and who coined: module? Would it be Emmy Noether? EDIT   In view of @anon's and KConrad's answers, and as it could have been ...
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Does projective duality preserve arithmetic-Cohen-Macaulay-ness?

Let $V$ be a vector space over $\mathbb{C}$. Suppose $X\subset \mathbb{P} V$ is an algebraic variety, and consider its projective dual variety $X^\vee \subset \mathbb{P} V^*$. If the coordinate ring ...
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When is a local subring of a number field a valuation ring?

Do we have some good examples of local subrings of number fields which are not valuation rings? Do we have an easy criterion for determining whether a local subring of a number field is a valuation ...
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Bound for the height of equations defining the singular locus of a variety

Fix positive integers $m, n, d$. In what follows, the height of an algebraic number will mean the absolute multiplicative height. Let $V \subset \bar{\mathbb{Q}}^n$ be an affine algebraic variety ...
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How to prove a Proposition of Rouquier?

Proposition 7.15 in Rouquier's paper (see Publication paper) "Dimension of triangulated categories J. K-theory, 1 (2008) 193-256" as follows, for details please see Rouquier's paper (or arXiv): ``Let ...
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Endomorphisms of a maximal ideal of a local ring

Let $R$ be a commutative local ring with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$. Is it true in general that $\text{Hom}_R(\mathfrak{m},\mathfrak{m})\cong \text{Hom}_R(\mathfrak{m}, R)$? What if the Krull ...
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Does $ \text{mult}(R / I) = d_{1} \cdots d_{r} $ imply that $ (f_{1},\ldots,f_{r}) $ is an $ R $-regular sequence?

We define the multiplicity of an $ R $-module $ M $ of dimension $ d > 0 $ to be $$ \text{mult}(M) \stackrel{\text{df}}{=} \text{LC}(P_{M}) \cdot (d - 1)!, $$ where $ P_{M} $ denotes the Hilbert ...
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Is a projective module of constant finite rank finitely generated?

If $R$ is a (commutative) ring and $P$ is a projective $R$-module, then every localization of $P$ at a prime of $R$ is free by Kaplansky's theorem, and has a well-defined rank. If these ranks are all ...
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Decomposition of polynomials with three variables

We use $\bigtriangleup _i$ to denote either multiplication or addition. Suppose we have a polynomial $P(x,y,z)$ over some algebraic closed field such that: There are $Q(x), W_1(x,y),W_2(x,z)$ ...
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Constructing a space with prescribed cohomology ring

The most general way I can formulate my question is the following: Question 1: Given a Gorenstein quotient ring $S$ of a polynomial ring over a field $K$, can one construct a (topological) space $X$ ...
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Is there a positive integer k such that any endomorphism of any free module over any commutative ring is a linear combination of k idempotents?

Consider the following Condition (C) on a positive integer $k$: (C) If $R$ is a commutative ring, if $F$ is a free $R$-module, and if $f$ is an endomorphism of $F$, then $f$ is an $R$-linear ...
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$\Gamma_Z(\widetilde M)\cong\widetilde{ \Gamma_Z(M)}$

Let $R$ be a Noetherian ring and let $M$ is an $R$-module. Consider the associated affine scheme $(\text{Spec R},\mathcal{O}_{\text{Spec R}})$ and Suppose $Z\subset X$ is a closed subset of ...
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Isomorphic quotient of a Module over Noetherian commutative algebra [closed]

I have a nice solution to the following problem and I thought of writing a paper about it but beforehand, I wanted to ask the problem here to see if this is an easy problem and if you people can solve ...
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A Zero-Multiplicity Problem Related to Foulkes' Conjecture

I'm a combinatorialist that is interested in estimating multiplicities of irreps of $1^{S_{kn}}_{S_k \wr S_n}$ (the action of symmetric group on uniform partitions). I'm aware of the difficulty (or ...
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Recovering fractional ideals from ideals

Let $R$ be a Noetherian domain; let ${I_{(i)}}$ be a set of fractional ideals in $K$, the fraction field of $R$, indexed by a lattice such that $I_{(i)} I_{(j)} = I_{(i + j)}$. Let $J_{(i)} = I_{(i)} ...
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Hilbert function of points in $\mathrm{P}^2$

Let $\Gamma$ be a collection of $d$ points in $\mathrm{P}^2$, and $I$ the graded ideal of $\Gamma$.If $$ ...
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Base-change of schemes over number rings

Let $S$ be a finite set of maximal ideals in $ O_K$, where $O_K$ is the ring of integers of some number field $K$. Define $A= O_K[S^{-1}]$. Let $X$ be an arbitrary $A$-scheme. Consider the scheme ...
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Zariski open set of linear forms

Let $I$ be a graded homogeneous ideal over $k[x_1, ... ,x_n]$ and $h$ a linear form, let $H$ be the corresponding hyperplane and $I_H$ the restriction of $I$ to $H$. I am looking for a Zariski open ...
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Open covering of the Hilbert functor of points

Let $R \to A$ be a homomorphism of commutative rings. Define the functor $$\mathrm{Hilb}^n_{A/R} : \mathsf{CAlg}(R) \to \mathsf{Set}$$ as follows: If $B$ is a commutative $R$-algebra, then ...
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Degenerations and spanning monomials

Let $R = \mathbb{C}[x_1,…,x_n]$, let $J\subset R$ be a graded ideal, and consider the initial monomial ideal $\operatorname{in}(J)$ with respect to some term order. Suppose that we are given a linear ...
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Tensor product of commutators vs. commutator in a tensor product

Let $R$ be a (noetherian) commutative ring, and let $V$ and $W$ be finitely generated free $R$-modules. Let $X \subseteq \mathrm{End}_R(V)$ and $Y \subseteq \mathrm{End}_R(W)$ be finite subsets, and ...
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Canonical Sheaf of Projective Space

I am stuck on one step that occurs without explanation in several Algebraic geometry books. Starting from the exact sequence $$0\rightarrow \Omega_{\mathbb{P}^n}\rightarrow ...
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commutative algebra, diagonal morphism

can anyone help me with the following statement (it is part of a bigger proof where it is not explained). Let $B$ be a finite type $A$-algebra and consider the kernel $I$ of the diagonal ...
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General criterion to find a Z-basis in a fixed generating subset

Let $V=\mathbf{Z}^N$ be a free $\mathbf{Z}$-module of rank $N$. Let $S\subseteq V$ be a fixed finite subset. Consider the submodule $M:=\langle S\rangle\leq V$ generated by $S$. We know form the ...
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generalization Abhyankar's lemma

This question is related to a question I already asked on MO (smooth quotient out of a singular variety?), but I realized later that the hypotheses where not precise enough in my former question. Let ...
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Is every Noetherian *connected* ring a quotient of a Noetherian domain?

This question is a strengthening of this question (answered negatively), and arose due to David Speyer's answer here. Geometrically, this asks if every Noetherian connected affine scheme can be ...
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When is $I \otimes_A \hat{A} \cong I\hat{A}$?

Let $A$ be a commutative ring and $I$ a (finitely generated) ideal in $A$. We denote by $\hat{A}$ the $I$-adic completion of $A$, i.e. $\hat{A} = \varprojlim(A/I \leftarrow A/I^2 \leftarrow \ldots)$. ...
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Existence of a ring with specified residue fields

Given a finite set of fields $k_1, \ldots, k_n$, is there a (commutative with $1$) ring $R$ with (maximal) ideals $m_i$ such that $R/m_i \cong k_i$? To prevent things from being too easy, I ...
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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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Classification (and automorphisms) of torsion-free modules/sheaves

I would like to know what can be said about the classification of torsion-free modules. For my purposes, we can assume that $R$ is the function ring of a smooth affine variety over a field. How does ...
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why do we care about the irreducibility of parameter ideals?

It is well known that a local commutative unital ring $R$ is Gorenstein if and only if every parameter ideal is irreducible. Why the irreducibility of parameter ideals in a Gorenstein local ring is ...
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Formally smooth map from a regular ring

Let $A,B$ be two commutative noetherian rings. Let $f:A\to B$ be a formally smooth homomorphism. If $A$ is a regular ring (in the sense that all its localizations are regular local rings), does this ...
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A question about the unbounded derived category of the polynomial ring in infinitely many variables

In this moment I am trying to understand the derived category of the polynomial ring in infinitely many variables over a field $k$, $R=k[x_{1},x_{2},\dots]$ and I am wonder if it is true that ...
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When does a commutative DGA have a finitely generated quasi-free resolution?

Suppose that $A$ is a commutative dg-algebra (say over base $k$) which is bounded in non-positive degree (with cochain complex conventions). There exists a quasi-free resolution of $A$. My question ...
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Minimal fields of isomorphism for varieties

Let $V$ be an algebraic variety over a field $K$. Is there a constant $d = d(V) \in \mathbb{N}$ such that for any variety $W$ defined over $K$ and isomorphic to $V$ over the algebraic closure of $K$, ...
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Projecting solutions of Hermitian forms over local rings

Let $R$ be a local ring (commutative and with $1$) with maximal ideal $M$, with an involution $\theta$. Let $h$ be a Hermitian form on $R^n$, i.e. $h:R^n\times R^n\rightarrow R$ such that $h$ is ...