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Saturation of a subalgebra over the Tate-algebra inside the power series ring

Let $A$ be a discrete valuation ring and $\pi$ a uniformizer. Over $A$ we consider the Tate-algebra $$A\langle t \rangle =\{ f=\sum_{n=0}^\infty a_nt^n \mid a_n\in A, \lim_{n\to \infty} \lvert ...
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The standard topology of a module over a noetherian local ring

Let $A$ be a noetherian local ring with maximal ideal $m$. One says that an $A$-module $X$ is discrete if for every $x\in X$, there is a natural number $n$ such that $m^n.x=0$. My question is: Given ...
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Name and references for a “twisted” addition in a ring

This question may seem a little unmotivated, but it actually isn't something that just occurred to me out of nowhere. It stems from a discussion I had the other day with a friend and is directly ...
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Formal completion of the normal bundle

Let me for simplicity start with affine case. If $X=\operatorname{Spec}(A)$ is an affine variety $Z \subset X$ is a closed affine subvariety $Z=\operatorname{Spec}(A/I)$. What conditions are ...
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Hochschild homology of upper triangular matrix algebra?

Let $K$ be a field and $A$ the associative unital $K$-algebra of all $n\times n$ upper triangular matrices with entries in $K$. What is $\dim_K$ of its hochschild homology $HH_k(A;A)$? Is there any ...
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intersection of finitely many maximal ideals

For what commutative rings with infinitely many maximal ideals we can say that the intersection of any combination of finitely many maximal ideals is not zero? Obviously it holds for Dedekind domains ...
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Does the going-up theorem hold between flat algebras?

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian ring with unit and $S$ a flat $R$-algebra. Does the going-up theorem hold between $R$ and $S$?
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geometric interpretation and differences of Gorenstein rings, Complete intersections and regular rings

Let $R$ be a local Noetherian ring. What is the geometric interpretation of 1- Gorenstein rings 2- Complete intersections 3- Regular rings? and how can I realize differences by geometric ...
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Algebraic set given by sequence of polynomials

When working on some problem, I have end up with a following situation. Suppose $P(z)=z^d+a_{d-1}z^{d-1}+\ldots+a_1z+a_0$ is a complex polynomial $d\geq2$ and that $\gamma$ and $\delta$ are non-zero ...
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operations on ideals in a subring of number field

For three ideals $I, J$ and $K$ of a subring $R$ in a number field $L$, does this equality hold in general? $(I+J) \cap K = (I \cap K) + (J \cap K)$ I have no counterexample yet but I couldn't prove ...
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K-theory and completion

I asked this question also on math.stackexchange. But maybe it's better to ask the Mathoverflow community. I vaguely remember the existence of a statement that relates the $K$-theory (in the sense of ...
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K-Theory and completion [duplicate]

I vaguely remember the existence of a statement that relates the $K$-theory (in the sense of Quillen) of a noetherian local ring $A$ with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$ with the $K$-theory of the ...
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An identity in an arbitrary commutative ring

This fact might be either trivial, wrong, or well known. Let $R$ be a commutative ring. Let $u_1,\dots,u_{s-1},u_s\in R$ and $m,M\in R$. Let us assume that $m,M$ satisfy $$(m-u_1) \dots ...
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stability of linear systems of quadrics

A pencil of quadrics in $\mathbb{P}^n$ is a line in $\mathbb{P}^N$, where $N=\frac{n(n+3)}{2}$. So the space of pencil of quadrics is the Grassmannian $Gr(2,N+1)$. The group $SL_{n+1}(\mathbb{C})$ ...
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Dimension of a ring after localization

Let $R$ be a Noetherian domain of dimension $\ge 1$. Let $\mathfrak{p}_i$, $i = 1, 2, ...$ be prime ideals of height one. Let $T = R[[X]]$ with $X$ is a indeterminate. For each $i \ge 1$ we set ...
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Tor dimension in polynomial rings over Artin rings

I found this tricky problem in trying to understand some properties of local rings at non-smooth points of embedded curves. But this would be a very long story. So I make it short and I try to go ...
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wedge product in integral ring extensions

Let $A \subseteq B$ be a finite extension of noetherian rings and let $I$ be an ideal of $B$. We consider $I$ and $B$ as finitely generated $A$-modules. The inclusion map $I \hookrightarrow B$ ...
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When is the completion of an integral domain still integral?

I have a ring $R=k[S]$ which defines an affine toric variety $X_\sigma$, where $S=M\cap \sigma^\vee$ is the semigroup from a rational polyhedral cone $\sigma$. Let $I$ be the ideal for the toric ...
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Failure of Noether normalization

I was in a class recently where we were trying to roughly count the dimensions of certain spaces of rational maps from algebraic curves into closed subschemes $Z \subseteq \mathbb{A}^n$. One way to ...
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Kernel of the induced map of the wedge product

Let $A$ be a noetherian ring and let $M$ be a finitely generated $A$-module. Let $F$ be a free $A$-module and let $d: F \to M$ be a homomorphism which maps a basis of $F$ to a minimal set of ...
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Varieties where every algebra is free

I'd like to know more about varieties (in the sense of universal algebra) where every algebra is free. Another way to state the condition is that the comparison functor from the Kleisli category to ...
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(Short) Exact sequences with no commutative diagram between them

This question was asked by a student (in a slightly different form), and I was unable to answer it properly. I think it's quite interesting. The problem is to produce an example of the following ...
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Descending chain condition for radical ideals

For which integral domains $R$ (not filed) the ring $R[x_1, \ldots, x_n]$ satisfies descending chain condition for radical ideals? I am not expert in Ring Theory and I need an answer to construct some ...
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name for a degree-like invariant of a power series over a commutative ring

Let $R$ be a commutative ring, and let $f \in R[\![X]\!]$ be a formal power series. Sometimes (and for example, this will always be possible if $R$ is Noetherian), one may write $f$ in the form $$ f ...
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Family of curve singularities whose generic mebers are smooth

Let $f: (X,x)\rightarrow (\mathbb C,0)$ be a deformation of a curve singularity $(X_0,x)$, and let $f: X \rightarrow T$ be a sufficiently small representative. Assume that $(X,x)$ is reduced and pure ...
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Separations between notions of rank for modules over commutative (semi-)rings with no zero divisors.

Let $M$ be an $m$-by-$n$ matrix, here are three definitions$^5$ that we could use for rank: $rk(M) = \min k$ such that for matrices $P$, and $Q$ with $P$ of size $m$-by-$k$ and $Q$ of size ...
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Decomposition of skew-symmetric maps

Let $A$ be a ring and let $F$ be a finitely generated, free $A$-module. Let $\alpha: F \to \textrm{Hom}_A (F, A)$ be a skew-symmetric homomorphism, i.e. $\alpha(x)(y)=-\alpha(y)(x)$ for all $x,y \in ...
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Are seminormal rings regular in codimension 1?

Let $A$ be a seminormal ring. (Assume that $A$ is a finitely generated $k$-algebra, if it helps.) Is it true that $A$ is regular in codimension 1? I know this is true for normal rings. If the ...
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Tannaka–Krein duality

First I would like to stress that maybe I don't have a necessary background from the theory of Lie groups. I met the topic of Tannaka–Krein duality while reading the book of Gracia–Bondia, Varilly and ...
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What sort of ring-theoretic properties does the representation ring of a compact Lie group possess?

Recall the definition of the representation ring $R(G)$ of a compact Lie group $G$. I'd like a reference that gives me basic ring-theoretic properties that $R(G)$ always has, or enough info that I can ...
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syzygy of a generalized cohen-macaulay module

Let $R$ be a local, noetherian ring of dimension $d$ and suppose it is generalized cohen-macaulay. Is it true that For any finitely generated $ R $-module $ M $, which is maximal generalized ...
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For what varieties do we have results on the category of singularities?

Let $X$ be a singular variety. Define the (triangulated) category of singularities (as in Orlov's paper) as the Verdier quotient of the derived category of coherent sheaves on $X$ modulo the full ...
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Extend morphism between coherent sheaves in $\mathbb{P}^n$

Let $\mathcal{F}_1, \mathcal{F}_2$ be coherent sheaves over $\mathbb{P}^n_{\mathbb{C}}$ for $n \ge 3$. Now, $\Gamma_*(\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^n})=\mathbb{C}[X_0,...X_n]$. Denote by $U_0$ the affine ...
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Does $\mathbb P^1 \times \mathbb P^1$ admit an Ulrich bundle?

In an answer to a MathOverflow question on the following link Vector bundles on $\mathbb{P}^1\times\mathbb{P}^1$, it is mentioned that $\mathbb P^1 \times \mathbb P^1$ has an Ulrich sheaf. However, ...
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Classification of rings between a PID and its field of fractions?

Let $D$ be a PID and let $\mathrm{Frac}(D)$ be its field of fractions. I want to classify the intermediate rings $D\subseteq R\subseteq \mathrm{Frac}(D)$. Theorem: Every such ring $R$ is a ...
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Kernel of the differential in de Rham complex in positive characteristic

Roughly, I'd like to ask how does the first terms in de Rham complex behaves for singular varieties. Let $Y$ be a potentially singular integral scheme over a perfect field $k$ of characteristic $p$ ...
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The structure of symmetric powers of finite-dimensional local rings

Fix an algebraically closed field $k$ of arbitrary characteristic $p$ and let $R$ be a finite-dimensional local $k$-algebra (so in particular $R$ is Artinian and Noetherian). Let $S_n$ be the ...
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Does the normalization morphism induce isomorphism on residue fields?

The question is basically coming from the following situation: Let $C$ be an integral curve over a field $k$ (EDIT and assume that $k$ is not algebraically closed) and let $\phi\colon C^N\to C$ be the ...
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Irreducibility of a resultant of real and imaginary parts of a characteristic polynomial

The following question is motivated by the study of a stability border for a robust linear time-invariant control system. Let us we have an affine family of $n\times n$ matrices with indeterminate ...
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Counterexample to Openness of Flat Locus

Let $A$ be a commutative Noetherian ring and $B$ a finitely generated $A$-algebra. Then the set $$U\colon=\{P\in\operatorname{Spec}B\mid B_P\ \mathrm{is\ flat\ over}\ A\}$$ is open in ...
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Is the induced ring homomorphism surjective for a finite injective morphism between affine varieties?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be affine varieties over $\mathbb C$, and consider a morphism $f:X\to Y$ and the induced homomorhism $$ \varphi=f^*:B=\mathbb C[Y]\to A=\mathbb C[X]. $$ It is very easy to see that ...
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Morphisms between a globally generated sheaf and a coherent sheaf(Edited)

Let $X$ be a quasi-projective irreducible scheme, $\mathcal{F}_1$ a globally generated $\mathcal{O}_X$-module and $\mathcal{F}_2$ a coherent sheaf over $X$. Suppose that $\mathcal{F}_1$ is globally ...
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When is a power series of two variables formally a rational function?

If we have a (formal) power series of two variables with positive coefficients. Is there any necessary and sufficient condition for this to be (formally) a rational function?
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Cohomology after completion

I've been scouring google and asking friend about something I was certain must be absolutely the easiest thing to people who do homological algebra, and none seem to know the answer to this, so if ...
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A question on non noetherian ring

Let $R$ be a reduced commutative non noetherian ring of dimension $d$ and $a$ a non zero divisor. Can I say that Krull dimension of $R/(a)$ is at most $d - 1$?
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Commutative algebras whose bidual is commutative

Let $k$ be a commutative ring and $A$ a commutative $k$-algebra. Call $D(A) := \mathrm{Hom}_k(A,k)$ the dual of $A$ as a $k$-module, and $DD(A) := \mathrm{Hom}_k(D(A),k)$ the dual of the latter. Let ...
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Weak assassins and essential morphisms

Let $R$ be a commutative ring and let $M\rightarrow N$ be an essential morphism of $R$-modules. Then, $M$ and $N$ have the same associated primes. Over non-noetherian rings the notion of associated ...
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Finite index free subgroups of $\mathrm{SL}(3,\mathbb{Z})$

Does $\mathrm{SL}(n,\mathbb{Z})$ have a free subgroup of finite index for some $n \geq 3$? I know that $\mathrm{SL}(3,\mathbb{Z})$ has many free subgroups and that in the case of ...
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Toric ideal of slice of a polytope?

Given a collection $A:=\{a_1, \ldots ,a_n \}$ of different integer points in $\mathbb{N}^d$, which span an affine hyperplane when viewed in $\mathbb{R}^d$, one can define a toric ideal $I_A$ from a ...
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Is the universal enveloping algebra of the free Poisson algebra generated by finite set (left)-noetherian?

Let $P$ be the free Poisson algebra over $k$ (a field) generated by a finite set $x_1,\dots,x_n$. Let's consider the universal enveloping algebra $P^e$ of the free Poisson algebra $P$. A Poisson ...