# Tagged Questions

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### Properties of rings that have an elegant description in terms of the associated category of modules

Suppose $A$ is a ring. Then $A$ happens to be a division ring iff every left $A$-module is free. (See here for proofs). I think this is very beautiful; what other properties of rings have an elegant ...

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### Universally catenary and all its formal fibers over minimal members are Cohen-Macaulay but it has a nonCohen-Macaulay formal fiber

Please help me to find a Noetherian local ring $R$ such that: $R$ is universally catenary and all its formal fibers over minimal members of $Spec(R)$ are Cohen-Macaulay but $R$ has a nonCohen-Macaulay ...

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### Square of primary ideals

Is there any example of a $P$-primary ideal $I$ in a noetherian domain $R$ such that $I^2=PI \not=P^2$?

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### Ext groups of affine scheme

Let $A$ be a commutative ring. $\textbf{Spec}(A)$ is the the
spectrum of $A$. $M$ and $N$ are $A$-modules. $\tilde{M}$ and
$\tilde{N}$ are sheaves associated on $\textbf{Spec}(A)$
respectively.
I ...

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### Depth of polynomial ring $S=\Bbb{R}[x_1,x_2,x_3,…,x_n,…]$

Consider the polynomial ring of countable variables with coefficients in the real numbers, i.e, $S=\Bbb{R}[x_1,x_2,x_3,...,x_n,...]$. My Question is about the depth of this ring.
Question: Could we ...

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### chain of prime ideals in polynomial ring $S=\Bbb{R}[x_1,x_2,…,x_n,…]$

Consider the polynomial ring of countable variables with coefficients in the real numbers, i.e, $S=\Bbb{R}[x_1,x_2,x_3,...,x_n,...]$. Is the following question true?
Question: Is there any maximal ...

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### Are these rings of functions isomorphic?

Let $R$ be the ring of all functions $f : \Bbb{R}\longrightarrow \Bbb{R}$ which are continuous outside $(-1,1)$ and let $S$ be the ring of all functions $f : \Bbb{R}\longrightarrow \Bbb{R}$ which are ...

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### Number of Minimal left ideals in the full matrix ring over a finite commutative local ring

Inspired with another QUESTION I would like to know the number of minimal left ideals of $M_n(R)$ in terms of $n$ and $R$ where $R$ is a finite local commutative ring with identity ?

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### elementary question on a completion of a ring

Let $k$ a field, and $k[\epsilon]=k[X]/(X^{2})$ , what is the completion of the ring $k[\epsilon][t]$ with respect to the ideal $(t^{2}+\epsilon)$?

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### A class of rings related to rings with IBN property [closed]

A ring $R$ (with 1) has IBN property if free $R$-modules have unique rank (e.g., commutative rings). In the same fashion, lets call $R$ a good ring if in every free $R$-module any independent set can ...

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### Isomorphic rings of functions

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two topological spaces with $C(X) \cong C(Y)$ (where $C(X)$ is the ring of all continuous real valued functions on $X$). I know that we can not conclude that $X$ and $Y$ are ...

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### symmetric algebra of an ideal and syzygies

Let $(R,\mathfrak{m})$ be a Cohen Macaulay local ring and $I=(a+1,\ldots,a_g,a_{g+1})$ an almost complete intersection ideal of codimension $g.$ Let $R^k\longrightarrow R^{g+1}\longrightarrow ...

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### Example of a reduced ring whose completion is not reduced

Let $(R,\mathfrak{m})$ be a local Noetherian ring. Give an example such that R is reduced but $\mathfrak{m}$-adic completion of R is not reduced.

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### Finding reducible polynomials with restricted factors

Given $f(x),g(x) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$, two irreducible polynomials, is there a polynomial $h(x) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ coprime to $f(x)$ such that $f(x) + g(x)h(x)$ is reducible over $\mathbb{Z}[x]$ with ...

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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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### Example of a ring whose minimals are annihilators of idempotents?

I'm looking for examplesâ€ of rings with the property that for each
$P={\rm Ann}_R(a)\in{\rm Min}(R)$ then $a\in R$ is idempotent (ie $a^2=a$)
â€ other than domains!

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### An example of a ring $R$ with the property that for each $P=Ann_R(r)\in {\rm Min}(R)$ we have $Ann_R(P)=Rr$.

I'm looking for an example of a commutative (preferably local) ring $R$ such that ${\rm dim}R>0$ and $R$ has the property that for each $P=Ann_R(r)\in {\rm Min}(R)$ we have $Ann_R(P)=Rr$.
This ...

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### When does End(M) consist entirely of zero, zero divisors, and units?

Let $R$ be a commutative ring (with $1$) such that every non-zero divisor in $R$ is a unit (see Rings in which every non-unit is a zero divisor for various stabs at what these are called). Let $M$ be ...

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### “thematic” algebras

I scoured what I could in the literature but I have yet to find the information that should be out there. Consider the property
(P1) Every local subalgebra can be embedded in a local ideal ...

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### Infinite power of in ideal in a Noetherian ring

Let $A$ be Noetherian ring that is an integral domain and let $\frak a$ be a proper ideal.
I would like to know if it can happen that $\cap_{1}^{\infty}{\frak a}^n\ne 0$ and at the same time the ...

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### separability of commutative rings

Before discussing on the main Question I should recall two notions in the area of commutative rings.
By $Max(R)$, we mean the set of all maximal ideals of the commutative unitary ring $R$.
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### Divisibility and factorization in rings that are not integral domains

In my course notes for an undergraduate course "Algebra I", I wrote at the point when I'm introducing the notion of divisibility in rings (in a section on unique factorization):
We want to study ...

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### Testing isomorphism of finitely generated algebras

Let $A=\mathbf{Q}[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ be the polynomial ring in $n$ variables over the rational numbers. Let $B=\mathbf{Q}[f_1,\ldots,f_r]$ and
$C=\mathbf{Q}[g_1,\ldots,g_s]$ be two finitely generated ...

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### level of rings and stable range of rings

The level $s(A)$ of a ring $A$ with unity $1$ is the smallest natural number $s$
such that $-1$ is a sum of $s$ squares in $A$. (If $-1$ is not a sum of squares in $A$, we
say that $s(A) =\infty$.). ...

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### Chain of ideals in a complex algebra

Suppose $\mathfrak{A}$ is an unital algebra over complex numbers and $\mathfrak{J}$ is chain of left-ideals in $\mathfrak{A}$ ordered by inclusion such that none of its elements is countably ...

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### Embedding commutative associative rings in non associative rings [closed]

Let $R$ be a commutative and associative ring with unit. Can $R$ be embedded in a ring $\hat{R}$ wich is both non commutative and non associative ?
Thanks guys !

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### Are there non-reflexive modules isomorphic to their bi-dual?

Let $M$ be an $R$-module. We say that $M$ is reflexive if the natural map $M\rightarrow M^{**}$ is an isomorphism.
I'd like to know if there exists a module isomorphic to its bi-dual but not ...

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### Periodic matrices

A square matrix $M$ such that $M^{k+1}=M$, for some positive integer $k$, is called a periodic matrix.
Can we characterize the periodic matrices in $\mathcal{M}_n(\mathbb{Z})$?
If we replace ...

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### Modules over Laurent series rings

Let $k[x]$ be the ring of polynomials over a field k in one variable x. A $k[x]$-module is a k-vector space together with a linear endomorphism (the action of x).
The field $k(x)$ of rational ...

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### Dimension 1 prime ideals in the intersection of two maximal ideals

This question/problem really comes from a fact in algebraic geometry, where it says that given an irreducible variety $V$ ($\dim V \geq 2$) then for any given pair of points $x,y\in V$ there is an ...

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### Is every poset the poset of prime ideals of a ring?

The answer to this question, as it is, is trivially false, for one necessary condition is the existence of maximal element(s), i.e., maximal ideals exist and are prime.
My question was inspired from ...

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### nilpotent matrices over polynomial rings

I am looking for an analogue of the Jordan normal form for nilpotent matrices over the
polynomial ring ${\mathbb Z}[x_1, \dots, x_n]$. More precisely, is there a description for the orbits of action ...

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### On a theorem of Jacobson

In a comment to an answer to a MO question, in which Bill Dubuque mentioned Jacobson's theorem stating that a ring in which $X^n=X$ is an identity is commutative (theorem which has shown up on MO ...

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### A condition that implies commutativity

Let $R$ be a ring. A cute theorem by N. Jacobson states that if the identity $x^{n}=x$ holds for every $x \in R$ and a fixed $n \geq 2$ then $R$ is a commutative ring.
The proof of the result for the ...

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### What does the semiring of ideals of a ring R tell us about R?

Here is something I've wondered about since I was an undergraduate. Let $R$ be a ring (commutative, let's say, although the generalization to noncommutative rings is obvious). Ideals of $R$ can be ...