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### Polynomial ring operations on $\mathbb{Z}$

I have asked this on Math Stack Exchange but without answers:
The usual ring operations on $\mathbb{Z}$ can be defined via polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}[a,b]$ (when viewing $a,b$ as variables):
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### A right adjoint to the truncated Witt functor?

For any ring $A$, let $\mathrm{wEt}_A$ be the category of weakly etale $A$-algebras ; it is a cocomplete category. By a theorem of Van der Kallen, the truncated Witt vector functor
$$
W_r : \mathrm{...

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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 r-...

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### Irreducibility of family of polynomials

Consider the following family of polynomials over $\mathbb{Q}$:
$$f_n = x^n - x^{n-1} - \dots - 1$$
Notice that these polynomials satisfy the recurrence
$$ f_{n+1} = x f_n - 1 $$
I would like to ...

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### Structure of valuations on $\mathbb{F}_q(X,Y)$?

I'm looking to construct all valuations on $\mathbb{Q}(X,Y)$ extending the p-adic valuation on $\mathbb{Q}$ and understand their structural properties. In doing this, to obtain 3 dimensional valuation ...

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### when: $depth\ R/I\ge depth\ R/J$ then $depth\ (R/I)_p\ge depth\ (R/J)_p$

Let $(R,m)$ be a Noetherian local ring, $M$ and $N$ finite R-modules, $p$ a prime ideal, and $I$ and $J$ ideals of $R$. Here, Count Dracula proves that in general assuming $depth\ R/I\ge depth\ R/...

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### In commutativity theorems in ring theory

Suppose that $R$ is a ring such that for any $x\in R$ there exists $1<n(x)\in \mathbb{N}$ such that $x^{n(x)}-x\in Z(R)$. Prove that $R$ is commutative or if it is not commutative, then the ideal ...

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### Criteria for the surjectivity of the reduction map of the $SL_n$-group scheme

Let $R$ be a commutative ring and let $I\subseteq R$ be an ideal. We have a natural projection map
$$
\pi:SL_n(R)\rightarrow SL_n(R/I)
$$
(In the original question I had put $GL_n$ instead of $SL_n$ ...

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### Let $f:R\to S$ be a local finite monomorphism .If $M$ is an Artinian $S$-module, is it an Artinian $R$-module?

$(R,m)$ and $(S,n)$ are local rings (commutative Noetherian with 1).
Let $f:R\to S$ be a local homomorphism/monomorphism ($f(m)\subseteq n$), such that the natural induced homomorphism $R/m\to S/n$ ...

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### The number of ideals in a ring

Here is a question that I first asked in math.stackexchange, but I think the question must be proposed here.
Let $R$ be a finite commutative ring with identity. Under what conditions the number ...

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### Maximal length of filter regular sequence

Let $A$ be a Noetherian ring and $R$ is a standard graded ring over $A.$ Let $M$ be a finitely generated graded $R$-module and $I$ be a graded ideal of $R.$ Then $x_1,\ldots,x_r\in I$ is called $M$-...

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### Is the support of an Artinian module finite?

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian ring, $M$ is an Artinian $R$-module. Is the set $Supp_R(M)$ finite?
Thanks.

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### A condition like primeness for zero ideal

Let $D$ be an integral domain (zero ideal is prime). Then for
every nonzero element $a,b \in D$, we have $\langle a\rangle\cap \langle b\rangle\neq 0$.
Now in a general case, let $R$ be a commutative ...

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### GCD in polynomial vs. formal power series rings

I'm having problems finding an appropriate reference for this question.
Given two elements $f, g \in \mathbb{C}[x_1, \dots, x_n]$, consider their greatest common divisor, $\gcd_{\mathbb{C}[x_1, \dots,...

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### How to prove prime avoidance for graded cases?

Let $R$ be a nonnegatively graded ring such that $R_0$ is local with infinite
residue field. Let $I,J_1,...,J_s$ be a homogeneous ideals of $R$ such that $I$ is not contained in $J_i$. Please prove ...

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### When a ring is a polynomial ring?

In the paper (2.11) the authors show that if $k^*$ is a separable algebraic extension of $k$ and $x_1,x_2, \ldots, x_n$ are indeterminates over $k^*$ and a normal one dimensional ring $A$ with $k \...

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### Does $SL_3(R)$ embed in $SL_2(R)$?

Is there any non-trivial ring such that $SL_{3}(R)$ is isomorphic to a subgroup of $SL_{2}(R)$?
$SL_{3}(\mathbb{Z})$ is not an amalgam, and has the wrong number of order $2$ elements to be a subgroup ...

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### invariants that can be measured by Local Cohomology

What invariants can be measured by Local Cohomology (and what application it has)?
As an example of what I mean:
Local Cohomology can measure invariants like depth and dim. So in some cases ...

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### A paper by Y. Morita

The corresponding bibliographical details are:
Yoshihito Morita, Elementary proofs of the commutativity of rings satisfying $x^{n}=x$. Mem. Defense Acad. 18 (1978), no. 1, 1–24.
Does anybody here ...

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### Result of Larsen and Lunts on rationality of power series with coefficients in a free abelian group

Let $G$ be a free abelian group (not necessarily finitely-generated) and $F$ be the fraction field of the group ring of $G$. Let $\Theta$ be the set of power series in $F[[t]]$ such that each nonzero ...

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### Complexity of solving systems of linear diophantine equations

It is "well known" that a matrix system $Ax=b$ where $A\in \Bbb Z^{m\times n}$, $x\in \Bbb Z^n,b\in\Bbb Z^m$ for some $m,n \in \Bbb N$, can be solved in polynomial time, using Smith/Hermite Normal ...

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### Structure theorem for infinitely generated modules over a PID

This is a refined version of a question I asked days ago and have no answers yet. I am completely illietarte in algebra so, please, don't kill but explain.
The question is all in the title: is there ...

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### Decomposition of PID modules

This is (probably) the culmination of a series of questions I posted recently that have lead me to this (probably) final question. As usual, I aplogize for my illiteracy in algebra.
Recall that ...

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### When is the torsion submodule a direct factor?

Let $\mathbb{F}$ be a field (of characteristic 0, if needed) and $\mathbf{V}$ an $\mathbb{F}$-vector space. Let $T\in\mbox{End}_\mathbb{F}(\mathbf{V})$ be an endomorphism, and let (following Bourbaki) ...

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### Modification of nonfree locus

Let $ R $ be a commutative noetherian ring with identity. Let $ M $ be an $ R $-module. By definition the nonfree locus $ NF(M) $ of $ M $ is defined as the set of prime ideals $ {\mathfrak p} $ of $ ...

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### Cyclic decomposition of an infinitely generated module

My knowledge of algebra is undergraduate linear algebra, so I apologize for my complete ignorance.
Thinking about Jordan normal forms, I unintensionally came to an idea that turned out to be called a ...

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### Relative variants of the Jacobson radical

Let $B$ be a commutative ring (with 1). The Jacobson radical can be defined as
$$ J(B) = \{b \in B \mid \forall a \in B \colon \quad 1 + a\cdot b \text{ is a unit in } B \} $$ or $$ J(B) =\{ b \in B ...

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### On rings $R$ such that $xR\cap yR$ is non zero whenever $x$ and $y$ are non zero

I've isolated a property of rings (integral domains, associative, unitary, non necessarily commutative) that is useful to me :
$$xR\cap yR\neq\{0\}\quad\text{ whenever $x$ and $y$ are non zero.}$$
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### Rings such that all quotients by prime ideals are PIDs?

Let $R$ be a commutative ring such that for every prime ideal $P$ of $R$, the ring $R/P$ is a PID. Do you know how these rings are called or another characterization of them?
I know there are a lot ...

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### Is it true that if $\operatorname{Ext}^{1}_{A}(P,A/I)=0 $ for all $ I$ then $P$ is projective?

Is it true that if $\operatorname{Ext}^{1}_{A}(P,A/I)=0$ forall $I$ then $P$ is projective?
Similar statements are true for flat and injective modules, but I'm beginning to suspect that projective ...

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### Has anything ever been done with the set $\{1,2,3,4,\ldots\}$ equipped with the operation $a \oplus b = a+b-1$ and the usual notion of multiplication?

Definition. $$\mathbb{J} = \{1,2,3,\ldots\}.$$
We can refer to the elements of $\mathbb{J}$ as "joiners."
The product of joiners is inherited from $\mathbb{Z}$.
The sum of joiners will ...

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### Bass' stable range condition for principal ideal domains

Do you know a characterization of commutative rings $R$ whose every prime factor ring of $R$ is a principal ideal domain?

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### Completeness of Localizations of Completions of Commutative Rings

Let $R$ be an integral domain. Let $x,y\in R\setminus\{0\}$ be distinct. Let $\hat R$ be the $x$-adic completion of $R$ (the ring of all sequences $(r_n+Rx^n)_{n\ge0}$ where for $n\ge0$, $r_n\in R$ ...

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### A property of minimal prime ideals in rings with finite chromatic number

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with identity. There are so many ways to associate a graph to $R$. Consider this: take the elements of $R$ (All elements including zero) as vertices an two distinct ...

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### Upper bound for the minimum number of generators of the canonical module

Let $P=k[x_1...x_n]$ be a poly over a field. Suppose that $R=k[x_1...x_n]/I$. The canonical module of $R$ is $\omega_R=Ext^{n-dim(R)}_P(R,P)$.
The question is that is there any upper bound for the ...

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### Analogue of Bass's Lemma 2.4 on when inverse images of free modules are free

Let $R$ be a Noetherian integral domain. Let $x\in R$ be a prime element. Let $\overline{R}=R/Rx$.
Let $P$ be a finitely-generated projective $R$-module.
Assume that $\frac{P}{xP}$ is a free $\...

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### When do all annihilators of primitive idempotents intersect in {0}?

maybe this is silly but:
for which class of rings (or commutative rings) R may I write
An element a of R is zero iff
for every primitive idempotent e, ea is zero
?
That is, primitive idempotents "...

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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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### 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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### Flatness and local freeness

The following statement is well-known:
$A$ a commutative Noetherian ring, $M$ a finitely generated $A$-module. Than $M$ is flat if and only if $M_{\mathfrak{p}}$ is free for all $\mathfrak{p}$.
My ...

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### What are the units in the ring of Laurent polynomials?

What are the units in $R[X,X^{-1}]$, where $R$ is a commutative ring with $1$? I know that the question for polynomial rings is a standard textbook exercise. However, I couldn't find a reference 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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### Is the sheaf of smooth functions flat?

Let $X$ be a smooth algebraic variety over $\mathbb{C}$. Is the sheaf of smooth functions on $X$ flat as an $\mathcal{O}_X$ module?

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### Commutative noetherian domains with large fixed rings

Let $R$ be a commutative domain and let $\theta$ be a ring automorphism of $R$. The fixed ring of $\theta$ is defined by $R^{\theta}:=\{r \in R: \ \theta(r)=r \}.$ An ideal $I$ of $R$ is called ...

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### Is an ideal generated by multilinear, irreducible, homogeneous polynomials of different degrees always radical?

I asked this question on math.se and someone even put a bounty on it, yet there was no answer. Hence, I am asking here. Assume $\Bbbk$ to be a field of characteristic zero.
Definition. A ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### Can we Characterise Rings of Continuous Functions?

Suppose $K$ is some nice space, for example $\mathbb R$ or $\mathbb C$. Let $X$ be a set and $C$ a ring of functions $X \to K$. Is there any way to determine, from the algebraic structure of $C$, ...