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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 ...
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Reference: A nowhere vanishing section of a vector bundle is locally split

Well-known fact: If $(A, \mathfrak{m})$ is a local Noetherian ring, $E$ is a finitely generated free $A$-module, and $e\in E$ is an element not contained in $\mathfrak{m}E$, then $E/eA$ is also a ...
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R[[X]] flat as a R[X]-module?

I assume $R[X]\rightarrow R[[X]]$ is not flat in general, but I was wondering if any conditions on a commutative ring $R$ are known such that $R[[X]]$ is flat as a $R[X]$-module. Would $R$ noetherian ...
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Is the completion of an arbitrary ring w.r.p. a maximal ideal a local ring? [closed]

Give an arbitrary commutative ring (not necessarily noetherian) $A$ with $\mathfrak{m}$ a maximal ideal. Is the completion $\hat{A}$ w.r.t. the ideal $\mathfrak{m}$ a local ring? If so, is the maximal ...
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Regular commutative Banach algebras which are not closed under complex conjugate

Let $A$ be a semisimple commutative Banach algebra with the maximal ideal space $X$. Further, assume that $A$ is regular i.e. for every closed set $E\subseteq X$ and $x\in X\setminus E$, there is some ...
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When does the Spectrum of a Commutative Hopf Algebra Separate Points?

Let $H$ be a (finitely generated) commutative Hopf algebra over the complex numbers. When is it true that, for every $g \in H$, we can always find an algebra map $f_g:H \to \mathbb{C}$ such that ...
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Vanishing of Andre-Quillen homology and injective dimension

Let $(A,m,k)$ be a commutative local ring. Assume that for all $n\ge 3$, the Andre-Quillen homology modules $H_n(A,k,k)$ vanish. Does this imply that $A$ has finite injective dimension over itself? ...
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Arithmetic Cohen-Macaulayness of curves/surfaces defined by weighted power sums in 3 variables

Pick $p,q,r$ complex numbers (I am most interested in the case when they are positive integers). Define the function $P_i = px^i + qy^i + rz^i$ where $x,y,z$ are coordinates. I have a few related ...
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Completion of Bezout Domain a Bezout Domain?

Let $R$ be a Bezout domain, and $I$ any ideal inside of $R$. Is the $I$-adic completion $$ \varprojlim_i R/I^i $$ necessarily a Bezout domain? If not, what conditions (on $R$ or $I$) might ensure that ...
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stability of discriminant curve of nonsingular nets of quadrics

The following are from this question: 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 ...
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A doubt from the paper “The diagonal subring and the Cohen-Macaulay property of a multigraded ring”

I am currently reading the paper "The diagonal subring and the Cohen-Macaulay property of a multigraded ring" by Eero Hyry. I have a doubt about the first part of Theorem 2.5. In the proof $(1)\iff ...
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Ideals in the I-adic completion of a ring

Let $R$ be a commutative ring; does every ideal in the $I$-adic completion of $R$ $$ \varprojlim_i R/I^i $$ arise as the $I$-adic completion of some ideal inside of the original ring $R$?
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the annihilator of cokernel in a particular case

Let $A\in Mat(m,n;R)$ for $m\le n$ and $R$ a local ring. Consider the $mn\times(m^2+n^2)$ matrix $A\otimes 1_{nn}\oplus 1_{mm}\otimes A^T$, here $1_{mm}$, $1_{nn}$ are identity matrices. I'd like to ...
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Descent of functions along finite birational morphisms

Let $A\to B$ be a morphism of (unitary commutative) rings such that $B$ is module-finite over $A$ and there exists $f\in A$ which is a nonzerodivisor in $A$ and in $B$, with $A[1/f]\to B[1/f]$ an ...
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Vertices of a polytope as algebra generators

I am wondering if the following kind of objects has some name, or are there any studied examples. I apologize for perhaps too specific definition, this is an adoptation of a situation that arises in ...
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A short proof for $\dim(R[T])=\dim(R)+1$

For a commutative ring $R$ we clearly have $\dim(R[T]) \geq \dim(R)+1$. If $R$ is noetherian, we have equality. Every proof I'm aware of uses quite a bit of commutative algebra and non-trivial ...
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Finiteness for separated residually finite modules

Suppose that $A$ is a commutative noetherian Jacobson ring and $M$ is an $A$-module. Suppose in addition that $M$ is $\mathfrak{m}$-adically separated for every maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$, and that ...
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Reference for comparison of heart cohomology with standard cohomology

I'm looking for a reference for the following fact (which I believe to be true and should be easy for people who understand how spectral sequences arise from filtrations). Let A,B be two hearts of ...
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What is the probability that a random sequence of polynomials is regular?

Let $k$ be a finite field or a field with a height function, such as a number field. Consider the ring $k[[x_1,\dots, x_n]]$ and let $\mathfrak{m}$ be its maximal ideal. What is the asymptotic ...
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Interpretations of differentials in hypercohomology spectral sequences as Yoneda products

I would like to know whether the differentials in a particular hypercohomology spectral sequence can each be interpreted, in some natural way, as Yoneda products between extension groups. More ...
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Injective flat module

Let $R$ be a (right noetherian) ring. Is there always a right $R$-module which is both flat and injective? If $R$ is an integral domain, then the answer is indeed yes, as the quotient field is such. ...
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A weak version of Bass' conjecture

Let $A$ be a finitely generated $\mathbb{Z}$-algebra which is a UFD. Then (a special case of) the Bass conjecture states that $K_0(A)$ is a finitely generated abelian group. As far as I am aware, this ...
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A strong form of implicit function theorem (what happens when the derivative is degenerate?)

(this can be considered as some ad) Consider the system of equations $F(x,y)=0$. (Here $x$, $y$ are multi-variables. The equations are over a local ring. e.g. polynomial/analytic/formal/$C^\infty$ ...
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Are Abelian varieties (sometimes) globally $F$-split?

As defined by Karen Smith here, beginning of section 3? If $E$ is an elliptic curve, then it is when $E$ is ordinary. I wonder about higher dimension cases. Any references would be greatly ...
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Descent of regularity under a faithfully flat morphism: Where does my proof fail?

While having lunch today with my advisor I tried to come up with a proof of the following fact: EGA 0-IV (17.3.3): Let $\phi : (A,\mathfrak{m}) \to (B,\mathfrak{n})$ be a flat local ...
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Global dimension of a subalgebra with all units

(All rings here are always assumed to be unital and associative). Setup Let $R$ be a ring, and $A$ and $B$ be $R$-algebras, with $A$ a commutative subalgebra of $B$ satisfying: If $u$ is a unit ...
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Let $f \colon X \to Y$ be an étale morphism of schemes. If $Y$ is integral, then is $X$ integral? [closed]

Let $f \colon X \to Y$ be an étale morphism of schemes. We know: (1) if $Y$ is normal, then $X$ is normal. (2) if $Y$ is regular, then $X$ is regular. (3) if $Y$ is reduced, then $X$ is ...
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Are quotients of affine schemes by finite groups faithfully flat?

Let $R$ be a (Noetherian) ring, and $G$ a finite group acting on $R$. Consider the subring $R^G$. Is the map $R^G\rightarrow R$ faithfully flat? If not, does this become true if we restrict to ...
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Semidirect products of semigroups [closed]

Let $S,T$ be two semigroups. A function $f:S\to T$ is called multiplicative if for any $x,y\in S$ we have $f(xy)=f(x)f(y)$. If $T=S$ then $f:S\to S$ is called automorphism on $S$. A function ...
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formally smooth functor

Let $p$ be a prime number, $\mathcal{O}$ the integers of a finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$ with residue field $k$. Let $\mathcal{C}$ be the category of complete, local, noetherian ...
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Is a Gorenstein ring a quotient of a local complete intersection

The title says it all - Suppose you are given a noetherian Gorenstein local ring $(A,m,k)$ of finite Krull dimension. Does there exist a local complete intersection ring $B$ such that $A$ is a ...
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Degree bounds for Grobner Basis

Let $I= \langle f_1, \ldots f_n \rangle \subset K[x_1,\ldots, x_n]$ be a homogeneous ideal and $\operatorname{deg}(f_i) \leq d$ then it has Grobner Basis where degree of each generator is less than or ...
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A weird question about two weird decompositions of $\mathbb{R}$ as a $\mathbb{Q}$-vector space

While working in a question about the affine group $\text{Aff}(\mathbb{R})$, I have come up with the following strange question about the real numbers: Question: Do there exist a non-trivial ...
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Circulant matrix with integer entries and determinant 1 or -1

CONJECTURE Let $A= (c_0,c_1,\ldots,c_n)$ be a circulant matrix, i.e if $(c_0,c_1,\ldots,c_n)$ is the first column of $A$ then the $i$th column of $A$ is obtained by applying the permutation ...
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Problem with Eisenbud's Lemma “Symmetry of Diagonalization”?

This question was first asked on MathSE but nobody answered. In his proof of Lemma A2.5 in his book Commutative Algebra with a View towards Algebraic Geometry, Prof. Eisenbud writes something like ...
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Powers of elements in an Artinian Ring

Let $R$ be an local Artinian ring, with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$. Let $e$ be the smallest positive integer for which $\mathfrak{m}^e=(0)$. Let $t$ be the smallest positive integer for which ...
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Depth of conormal sheaf of a quotient singularity in a smooth variety

Let $U= \mathbb{C}^n/ \mathbb{Z}_r$ be a cyclic quotient singularity by the finite cyclic group $\mathbb{Z}_r$ of order $r$. Assume that the group action is free outside a closed subset $Z \subset ...
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(When) is isomorphism on differentials enough to guarantee that a map is étale?

I'm sorry if this is too easy for MO. Let $S$ be a locally noetherian scheme, flat over $\mathrm{Spec}\,\mathbb{Z}$, $X$ and $Y$ be flat $S$-schemes locally of finite presentation, and let $f:X\to Y$ ...
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Injective dimension over enveloping algebra

Let $k$ be a field, and let $A$ be a commutative noetherian $k$-algebra. If a finitely generated $A$-module $M$ has finite injective dimension over $A$, does this imply that $M\otimes_k M$ has finite ...
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Is it possible for a MCM module over a hypersurface to have infinite injective dimension?

Let $(R,\frak{m})$ be a hypersurface (i.e., $R=Q/(f)$, where $Q$ is a regular local ring, $0\not=f\in Q$). If $M$ is a MCM $R$-module, is it possible for the injective dimension of $M$ over $R$ to be ...