For questions involving prime ideals in commutative or noncommutative rings.

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### What are the prime ideals of k[[x,y]]?

Let $k$ be a field. Then $k[[x,y]]$ is a complete local noetherian regular domain of dimension $2$. What are the prime ideals?
I've browsed through the paper "Prime ideals in power series rings" ...

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### For $G=\mathbb{Z}^2\rtimes \mathbb{Z}$, $Spec(\mathbb{Z}G)$=?

Let $G$ be the group $\mathbb{Z}^2\rtimes_{\sigma} \mathbb{Z}=\langle y,z\rangle\rtimes_{\sigma}\langle x\rangle$, where $\sigma(x)=\begin{pmatrix}a, b\\c,d\end{pmatrix}\in SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$, which ...

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### Explicitly generating 1 in an ideal without prime support

The Question
Let $R$ be a unital commutative ring, and let $a,b_1,b_2\in R$. The following is a basic commutative algebra exercise.
Lemma. If $Ra+Rb_1=R$ and $Ra+Rb_2=R$, then $Ra+Rb_1b_2=R$.
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### When does a dyadic prime ramify in a relative quadratic extension?

In a quadratic extension $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{d})$of $\mathbb{Q}$ it is clear that 2 ramifies if and only if $d\equiv 2,3\mod 4$ (easy to see if you compute the discriminant). But if I take a relative ...

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### Is being principal a local property?

Let $R$ be a number ring and a Dedekind domain. We have the following result:
For every ideal $I\subset R$ $$ I = \bigcap_P I_P $$ where $I_P$ denotes the localization of $I$ at $P$ and the ...

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### Independence of Chebotarev densities

I would appreciate a reference to the following statement, which, I was having an impression, is known:
Let $L, M$ be field extensions of finite degree of a number field $K$, such that $L \cap M = ...

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### Semirings with subtractive primes

Let $S$ be a commutative semiring with identity such that each prime ideal of $S$ is subtractive. Does this imply all ideals of $S$ to be subtractive?
By a commutative semiring with identity I mean ...

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### Orthogonality (wrt. Ext, Tor) in commutative noetherian rings

Hi,
it is a folklore, that:
let $p$, $q$ be two primes of a commutative Gorenstein ring $R$.
$$
\operatorname{Tor}^k(E(R/p), E(R/q)) \neq 0 \iff p = q\mbox{ and }k = \operatorname{height} p.
$$
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### Is there a prime of height $i$ in support of $H^i_I(R)$?

$I$ is an ideal of a local Noetherian ring $R$ and $i>0$ .
Clearly the height of primes in support of $H^i_I(R)$ is at least $i$
The question is if it
contains a prime of height $i$, specially ...

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### What are the upperbounds of the Nil radical?

The main radicals of a non-commutative ring (with 1) are the Sum of all nilpotent ideals $\subseteq$ Prime radical $\subseteq$ Nil radical $\subseteq$ Jacobson radical $\subseteq$ Brown-McCoy radical.
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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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### 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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### Prime ideals in polynomial rings over integers

Im trying to find a characterization of the prime ideals in the polynomial ring $R = \mathbb Z[X,Y]$ in two variables over the integers.
Actually I need to find the maximal ideals in quotient rings ...

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### Number of generators of $\mathfrak m$-primary ideals in $k[x, y]$

Let $R = k[x, y]$ with $k$ algebraically closed, and $\mathfrak m = (x, y)$. Suppose $I$ is an $\mathfrak m$-primary ideal of $R$, i.e., $(x, y)^n \subset I \subset (x, y)$ for some $n$. If ...