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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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### A property of minimal prime ideals in commutative reduced ring

Let $\{\mathfrak{p}_i\}_{i\in I}$ ($I$ is an infinite set) be a family of minimal prime ideals in a commutative reduced ring $R$ with identity, and let $a, b \in R$. If the ideal $\langle a, b\rangle$...
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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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### Maximal ideals of polynomial ring containing a fixed element

We know that for a field $k$ and $f\in k [x]$, the only maximal ideals of $k [x]$ containing $f$ are the ideals generated by prime factors of $f$. Now, I want to know that if $R$ is an arbitrary ...
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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 $L \cap M = K$...
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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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### 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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### A characterization for the ideals of $A+XB[X]$ and $A+XB[[X]]$

Let $A \subseteq B$ be an extension of commutative rings with identity. Then $A+XB[X]$ and $A+XB[[X]]$ are the polynomial and power series rings over $B$ whose constant terms are in $A$. Is there any ...
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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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### Intersection of powers of prime ideals

Let $R$ be a Noetherian ring. Let $(x)$ be a prime ideal such that $\bigcap_n (x)^n=0$. Then $R$ is a domain. Is this a known result? I heard its known as the Davis lemma. Can anyone give a reference?...
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### An exercise in the Kaplansky's book

I saw the following exercise in the Kaplansky's book that is due to D. Lizard. Where can i find the main text for the proof of this exercise? Let $P$ be a prime ideal of $R$, $I$ the ideal generated ...
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### In what conditions every ideal is an extension ideal? Is every prime ideal extension of prime ideal?

Let $R$ and $S$ be commutative rings (with $1$), and $f : R\to S$ be a ring homomorphism. For an ideal $I$ of $R$, set $I^e:=\langle f(I)S\rangle$ (called the extension of $I$ to $S$). When $f$ is ...
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### Monoid prime ideals and prime congruences

I was wondering what the connection is between the notion of "prime congruence" on a monoid, and the notion of "prime ideal" in a monoid. Starting from a prime ideal $P$ in a monoid $M$, one can ...
### Can it occur that $q^{ce}$ is a prime ideal (of $S$), while $q^{ce}\neq q$?
Let $R$ and $S$ be commutative rings (with $1$) and $f : R\to S$ be a ring homomorphism. For an ideal $I$ of $R$, set $I^e:=\langle f(I)S\rangle$ (called the extension of $I$ to $S$) and for an ideal \$...