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### Is every (one dimensional) n-bud of total degree n also a formal group law?

This is essentially a request for counterexamples, since I know so few $n$-buds (or as some might say, formal group law $n$-chunks). One notices that the only $1$-bud of maximal degree 1 is the ...

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### scheme of commuting matrices

Let $k$ be any field. Let $r$ and $n$ be two positive integers.
Consider the functor $F$ from the category of $k$-schemes to the category of sets which sends a $k$-scheme $T$ to the set of matrices ...

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### Lifting a direct summand of a free module

[EDIT]: After getting a nice counter example provided by Steven Landsburg I realize that I forgot to impose an important condition...namely $R$ is supposed to be complete w.r.t. the $I$-adic topology. ...

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### Guises of the Stasheff polytopes, associahedra for the Coxeter $A_n$ root system?

Richard Stanley keeps a famous running compilation of different guises of the celebrated Catalan numbers. The number of vertices of the associahedron is one instantiation among the multitude, and the ...

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### Is every polynomial ring over any field regular?

Is every polynomial ring over any field regular?
For a field that is algebraically closed, it is true as any maximal ideal of $k[x_1,...,x_n]$corresponds to a point $(t_1,...,t_n)$ in $\mathbb{A}^n$ ...

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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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### About freeness of modules over the coordinate ring of an affine variety [migrated]

Let $X$ be an irreducible affine variety, $A$ be its coordinate ring, $M$ be an $A$-module. Suppose that for any maximal ideal $m$ of $A$, the localization $M_m$ is a free module of rank $n$ (finite ...

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### Is the regularity of finitely generated rings decidable?

Q: Is there an algorithm to decide whether a given finitely generated (over $\mathbb{Z}$) commutative ring is regular?
I mean by regular that the localization at every prime ideal is a regular local ...

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### “Algebraic” topologies like the Zariski topology?

The fact that a commutative ring has a natural topological space associated with it is still a really interesting coincidence. The entire subject of Algebraic geometry is based on this simple fact.
...

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### Uniform Artin-Rees

The Artin-Rees lemma states that if $R$ is a Noetherian ring, $I \subseteq R$ is an ideal and $N \subseteq M$ are finitely generated $R$-modules, then there exists an integer $k$ such that for every ...

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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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### Integral group rings on which stably free modules are free

Let $G$ be a torsion-free group and $ZG$ the integral group rings. Recall that a projective module $P$ over $ZG$ is stably free if there is an isomorphism $P \oplus ZG^n \cong ZG^m$. Are there known ...

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### Classification of rings satisfying $a^4=a$

We have the famous classification of rings satisfying $a^2=a$ (for each element $a$) in terms of Stone spaces, via $X \mapsto C(X,\mathbb{F}_2)$. Similarly, rings satisfying $a^3=a$ are classified by ...

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### Primary ideals in valuation rings

Let $A$ be a ${\bf valuation}$ ${\bf ring}$ in the classical sense: $A$ is a domain with quotient field $K$ and for every non-zero $x\in K$ one has $x\in A$ or $x^{-1}\in A$.
Now ${\bf Bourbaki}$ ...

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### homomorphisms of abelian groups [migrated]

Describe:
1) Hom(Q/Z->Q)
2) Hom(Q->Q/Z)
Q rational numbers
Z integers
My thoughts
1) Q/Z i can describe as a/b, a,b coprime and smaller than 1. So I thought Hom(Q/Z->Q) I can describe as [f:a+N->b, N ...

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### for which truth-operations f can f-membership in a prime ideal be represented by a polynomial?

Nota bene: all rings are supposed commutative with $1$ and all ring homomorphism should be unital.
Let $B$ be the set of truth values {True, False}. For a formula $\phi$ denote by $[\phi]\in B$ it's ...

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### System of generators of a homogenous ideal

Let $I$ be a homogenous ideal in the ring $k[x_{1},\dots,x_{n}]$. My question is:
If $\lbrace f_{1},\dots,f_{r}\rbrace$ is a minimal system of generators of $I$, then are the integers $r$ and ...

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### How to memorise (understand) Nakayama's lemma and its corollaries?

Nakayama's lemma is mentioned in the majority of books on algebraic geometry that treat varieties. So I think Ihave read the formulation of this lemma at least 20 times (and read the proof maybe ...

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### Extending derivations to the superposition closure

Let $X$ be a set and $\mathcal{F}\subseteq {\mathbb{R}^X}$ an arbitrary family of functions.
The superposition closure of $\mathcal{F}$ is defined as
$$
\overline{\mathcal{F}}=\{ ...

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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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### Does this construction yield the surreal numbers?

There are two simple constructions for creating arbitrarily large non-Archimedean ordered field extensions of the reals.
First given such a field one may consider rational functions over that field ...

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### About the Dimension of a complete local ring

Let $k$ be a field, and let $A$ be a local, noetherian, complete k-algebra with residue field $k$. Suppose that there are elements $t_1,\dots,t_n$ in the maximal ideal of $A$ such that the map ...

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### Composite families of formal power series over $\mathbb C$ as algebraic variety

I was led to prove that the set of composite families $(f_j)_{j \leq k}$ of germs at $0\in \mathbb C^m$ of a holomorphic function (composite = sharing a common divisor belonging to the maximal ideal) ...

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### Deligne's exterior power

In "Catégories Tannakiennes", Deligne defines the $n$th exterior power of an object $A$ of an abelian tensor category $\mathcal{C}$ as the image of the morphism
$$p : A^{\otimes n} \to A^{\otimes n}, ...

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### Theorem 2.5 in “Castelnuovo-Mumford regularity of products of ideals” by Conca & Herzog

Theorem 2.5 in Conca and Herzog, Castelnuovo-Mumford regularity of products of ideals http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0210065, says that if $R$ is a polynomial ring over a field $k$, $I$ a homogeneous ideal ...

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### Higher dimensional Bezout via Hilbert polynomials: a reference

For the purposes of teaching my elementary course in algebraic geometry I am looking for a reference (or notes) that contains a complete proof of a higher-dimensional weak Bezout theorem. I only want ...

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### Flag complexes that are shellable but not vertex decomposable

As the title suggests, I was wondering if anyone can point me to any examples in the literature to flag complexes that are shellable but not vertex decomposable.
It is well-known that if a ...

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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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### Thickness of the category of perfect complexes with finite length homology

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian local ring and let $D(R)$ be the derived category of $R$-modules. Recall that a chain complex $C_\bullet$ of modules over $R$ is called perfect if it is isomorphic ...

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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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### When is a power of an indeterminate in an ideal with 2 generators?

If I have an ideal ${\frak a} \colon= (f(X,S), g(X,S))$ of height $2$ in ${\Bbb C}[X, S]$, is it easy to know what power of $S$ is contained in $\frak a$? For example, what is the minimal number $m$? ...

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### When two determinantal ideals together generate a power of the maximal ideal?

(A somewhat technical question, but maybe it is well known.)
Consider matrices over the ring $k[[x_1,\dots,x_n]]$, whose entries vanish at the origin (i.e. belong to the maximal ideal ...

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### Flatness of Normaliztion of regular schemes

I have a followup to the followig question: Flatness of normalization
Suppose that $X$ is a regular scheme (of finite type over a $\mathbb{C}$ if one wants) and $X'$ is the normalization of $X$ in a ...

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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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### 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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### Vanishing of the module of differentials of a extension of perfect fields

Let $L|F$ be a extension of perfect fields of characteristic $p$, $\phi_F:F \to F_{\phi}$, $\phi_L:L \to L_{\phi}$ the Frobenius isomorphisms ($F_{\phi}=F$ but considered as $F$-algebra via $\phi_F$). ...

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### computing the nonnegative part of a $\mathbb{Z}$-graded ring

Let $R = \bigoplus_{n \in \mathbb{Z}} R_n$ be a $\mathbb{Z}$-graded commutative ring with nonnegative part $R^+ = \bigoplus_{n \geq 0} R_n$ and nonpositive part $R^- = \bigoplus_{n \geq 0} R_{-n}$. By ...

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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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### Spec of an injective ring map contains minimal primes in its image?

Let $f\colon A \rightarrow B$ be an injective ring homomorphism. One knows (from EGA I, 1.2.7 or elsewhere) that the image of $\mathrm{Spec}(f)$ is dense. Does that image necessarily contain all the ...

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### Computing toric ideals via saturation and Groebner bases of toric ideals

About a month ago I asked this question on math.stackexchange and unfortunately there was no response. Perhaps someone here knows the answer.
Let $A \in \mathbb{Z}^{m \times n}$ be a matrix of full ...

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### Projective Modules/Algebras: decomposition of linear functions, and the rank formula

Let $A$ be a ring, $B$ a finite projective $A$-algebra, and $C$ a finite projective $B$-algebra. We can show that $C$ is also finite and projective when regarded as an $A$-algebra (by, for instance, ...

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### a generalization of the annihilator of cokernel ideal

Let $R$ be a (commutative, associative, unital) ring, consider a homomorphism of some (finitely generated) free $R$-modules $F\stackrel{A}{\rightarrow}G$. Its basic invariants are the Fitting ideals, ...

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### reduction of an admissible filtration

Let $(R,m)$ be a local ring and $I$ an $m$-primary ideal of $R.$ $\lbrace I_n\rbrace_{n\in\mathbb{Z} }$ is called $I$-admissible filtration
1) if $m\geq n$ then $I_m\subset I_n.$
2) for all $m,n,$ ...

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### survival of a prime ideal in its Nagata transform

Let $R$ be a Noetherian normal domain with fraction field $K$. Recall that for any ideal $I \subseteq R$, its Nagata transform $T(I)$ is defined as the set of elements $f\in K$ such that $I^n f ...

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### A simple example of a ring that is an $A$-module but not an $A$-algebra? [migrated]

Let $A$ and $B$ be commutative rings, and suppose (the underlying group of) $B$ has a structure of $A$-module. "Obviously", that doesn't imply that $B$ gets a structure as an $A$-algebra, but I can't ...

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### Learning roadmap in Algebra [closed]

I am a senior undergraduate student in mathematics, I have a sound knowledge in the following areas:
a) Commutative Algebra
b) Field Theory and Galois Theory
c) Homological Algebra
My question is ...

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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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### Variety determined by interior product of the determinant?

Let $\Lambda^k(V)$ be the space of alternating $k$-linear tensors on $V$. Consider the map $f: \left(\mathbb{R}^n\right)^{n-k} \to \Lambda^k(\mathbb{R}^n)$ given by $\left(v_1,v_2, ..., ...

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### F-splitting and F-purity from commutative algebra viewpoint

First I define two terms:
Let $R$ be a commutative ring with identity,let char$R$ = $p$, let $F:R\rightarrow R$ be the Frobenius ring homomorphism. This makes $R$ into an $R$-module with respect to ...

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### preservation of localness among certain Krull domains

The following question essentially appeared (http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/931801/preservation-of-localness-among-certain-krull-domains) on math.SE a while ago, but nobody has done anything ...