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### On generating Euler Square of index q, q-1 (where q is any prime power)

Can somebody help me in generating Euler Square of index q, q-1 (where q is any prime power). Also, kidly tell me if there is any code availeble for generating the stated Euler Square. The details of ...
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### Potentially identity elements in an Abelian group

I didn't see this problem before. I motivated by the questions Is every commutative group structure underlying at least one (unitary, commutative) ring structure A basic question about rings ...
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### A question in ring theory

Is there an example of two groups $G_{1}, G_{2}$ such that there are two non isomorphic ring $R_{1}$ and $R_{2}$ such that the additive group of both rings is isomorphic to $G_{1}$ and their unit ...
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### A basic question about rings

Perhaps this is a trivial question, but I have no idea how to justify it. Call a pair of groups $(G_1, G_2)$ ring-compatible if $G_1$ is abelian and there exists a ring $R$ with addition and ...
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### Monoids and groups of fractions

Let $G$ be a group containing a monoid $M$ that spans $G$ as a group. Is it possible to have a proper quotient $\varphi \colon G \to Q$ of $G$ such that the restriction of $\varphi$ to $M$ is ...
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### Origin of the Socle of a module

Where does the notation $\mbox{Soc}(M)$ (the sum of all simple submodules of a module $M$) first appear?
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### Rings with group of units cyclic of prime order

For what prime numbers $p$ there exists a ring with identity and exactly $p$ invertible elements ? REMARK It can be shown that for $p=5$ there is no such ring, so I am wondering for what values of ...
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### Why is $(\mathbb{Z}/3\mathbb{Z})^3$ not a class group of an imaginary quadratic number field ?

In general, it seems not known which finite abelian groups are class groups of quadratic number fields. For imaginary quadratic number fileds, I read that $(\mathbb{Z}/3\mathbb{Z})^3$ is the smallest ...
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### Amenable group rings embeddable in skew fields

I've made this question on math.stackexchange.com (also offering a bounty) but I did not receive any answer: I'm looking for a reference of the following fact: given a (countable?) amenable group ...
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### “Inverse problem” for Brauer groups

This question is just a curiosity, but I'm really interested in the answer. It was originally posted on math.stackexchange ...
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### Is there an almost-direct product decomposition for disconnected reductive algebraic groups?

$\textbf{Some definitions:}$ Let $G$ be an algebraic group (for me that is the complex points of an affine algebraic group). We say $G$ is reductive if its unipotent radical (maximal connected normal ...
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### Are there any nontrivial ring homomorphisms $M_{n+1}(R)\rightarrow M_n(R)$?

Let $R$ be a finitely generated ring with identity, $M_n(R)$ the set of $n\times n$ matrices. Are there any nontrivial ring homomorphisms $M_{n+1}(R)\rightarrow M_n(R)$? This should be an elementary ...
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### Minimal prime ideals of a group ring

Let $R$ be a left Noetherian ring (if you prefer you can just think to $R$ as a skew field, I'll be happy with an answer under that hypothesis) and $G$ be a polycyclic-by-finite (or, if you prefer ...
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### Simple groups analogous to fields

I recently realized for the first time (while teaching my undergraduate abstract algebra course) that simple groups and fields share the analogous property that neither has (nontrivial) factor ...
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### Semiring naturally associated to any monoid?

For any monoid $M$, we can naturally construct a semiring $S$ as follows: Let the additive monoid of $S$ be the free commutative monoid on $M$ Let the multiplicative monoid of $S$ be $M$ Then, if ...
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### A version of the group ring using direct product rather than direct sum?

Let $G$ be an infinite group. It's (integral) group ring $\mathbb{Z}[G]$ has as its elements the finite formal linear combinations  m_1g_1 + m_2g_2 + \cdots + m_ng_n,\qquad n\in\mathbb{N},\quad ...
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### The set of orders of elements in a group

Let $A$ be a subset of natural numbers. Consider the following problem: Is there a group $G$ such that $\lbrace O(x) \; | \; x \in G \rbrace = A\cup\lbrace 1\rbrace$ ? (where $O(x)$ is the order of ...
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### Why/when classification of simple objects is “simple” ? E.g. (unknown) classification of simple Lie algebras in char =2,3…

Classification of simple finite-dim Lie algebras for char >=5 has been accomplished not so long time ago, and char p=2,3 is open problem. I wonder what is known/expected for char p=2,3 ? More vague ...
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### Superfluous definitions

It is well known that the axioms of a ring R with unity 1 imply that the underlying group must be commutative. For if a and b are elements of R, and writing + for the group operation then applying ...