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Is there a purely module theoretic characterization of semiprimitive rings?

A ring (say unital for simplicity) is semiprimitive (or Jacobson semisimple) if its Jacobson radical is trivial, or equivalently it has faithful semisimple module. Semiprimitivity is a Morita ...
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On the socle of rings

Is it possible that the socle of a ring (with identity) is cyclic as a left ideal but not finitely generated as a right ideal !?
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Degrees of factors of polynomial $f(x)=x^q-(ax^2+bx+c)\in \mathbb{F}_q[x]$

I’m facing the problem of factoring polynomials of type $f(x)=x^q-(ax^2+bx+c)\in \mathbb{F}_q[x]$ and the degrees of factors seem to be quite special. For example, according to my experimental results ...
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What do epimorphisms in noncommutative rings look like?

The question I want to ask is inspired by this mathoverflow post about epimorphisms in the category of commutative rings. I found the seminar (by P. Samuel) referenced by David Rydh particularly ...
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Software for BMW algebra calculations?

Does software exist for computations in the BMW algebra? For example, I'd like to be able to express elements in a basis of "totally descending tangles" as in a paper of Morton–Wassermann. At ...
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If the tensor power $M^{\otimes n} = 0$, is it possible that $M^{\otimes n-1}$ is nonzero?

This question was asked earlier on math.stackexchange: click here. See the comments and the answer by Jack Schmidt there. Let $M$ be a module over a commutative ring $R$. It is possible that $M ...
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Does GL_n(Z) have a noetherian group ring?

Has the (left, right, 2-sided) noetherian property of the integral group ring of arithmetic groups like $GL_n(Z)$ been considered in the literature? Motivation: a recent trend has been to study ...
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Does every equivalence class in a Brauer-Wall group have a (graded) division algebra?

It is known that each equivalence class in a Brauer group has a division algebra (or, in other words, every central simple algebra is isomorphic to $\mathrm{Mat}(D)$ for some division algebra $D$). Is ...
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Computability of Brauer groups

A friend of mine and I were talking about computable algebra, and this question came up. The answer may already be known, but I couldn't find it with Google: Suppose I have a countable field, $k$. ...
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Example H-unital algebra which is not unital

What is an example of an algebra which is H-unital (that is its Bar complex is acyclic) and yet it is not unital?
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A question about pairs of lines in 3D projective space

Consider a 3-dimensional projective space $X$. Let $m$ be the smallest number so that there are $m$ pairs of lines $ \ell_1,\ell'_1$, $ \ell_2,\ell_2'$, ... , $\ell_m, \ell'_m$ in $X$: a) For ...
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Central idempotents from characters in Frobenius algebras (generalizing Lusztig arXiv:math/0208154v1 §19)

$\newcommand{\refone}{\textbf{(1)}}$ $\newcommand{\Hom}{\operatorname{Hom}}$ $\newcommand{\tr}{\operatorname{Tr}}$ $\newcommand{\kk}{\mathbf{k}}$ Let $\kk$ be a field. Let $A$ be a $\kk$-algebra which ...
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Augmentation ideal of the cohomology of an elemntary abelian 2-group [closed]

Let V be an elemntary abelian 2-group and $R=H^{*}V$ its cohomology. What is the Augmentation ideal of R and what is the quotient of R by its augmentation ideal ?
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A noncommutative analogy of the tube lemma

Assume that $A$ and $B$ are two unital commutative Banach algebras. Assume that $\phi \in \mathcal{M} (A)$ is an element of the maximal Ideal space. Define $\alpha: A\hat{\otimes} B \to ...
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Extensions on Higher-dimensional local fields

I have the following question: Let $M/L$ b a finite extension of n-dimensional local fields and $t_1,\dots, t_n$ a system of local parameters of $L$ with valuation $v$. Let us fix an $1\leq i \leq ...
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Valuations in Higher-dimensional local fields

I have the following question which I believ should be true but I would like to have a different opinion about it: Let $M/L$ is a finite Galois extension of $n$-dimensional local fields and ...
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Reductive Group Actions and Completion

Suppose that $A$ is a Noetherian (not necessarily commutative) $\mathbb{C}[h]$-algebra equipped with a rational action of an affine reductive group $G$, i.e., $A$ is a $\mathbb{C}[G]$-comodule and ...
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Why can't one modify Kaplansky's proof to conclude that every projective module is a direct sum of its finitely generated projetive submodules?

Due to the examples given in the answer to this question, I know that the conclusion is of course incorrect. But by reading Kaplansky's proof of theorem 1 in this paper and replacing every occurrence ...
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Possibilities for dimensions of $\mathfrak{m}^i/\mathfrak{m}^{i+1}$ for a local ring

Let $R$ be a local commutative ring with maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$, and denote by $k$ the residue field $R/\mathfrak{m}$. Then we can look at the sequence of $k$-vectorspaces $$R/\mathfrak{m}, ...
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Grassmann algebra morphism with universal property

I'm pretty sure that the following doesn't work, but nevertheless i wanted to ask, maybe this is a kind of well-known construction i've never heard of: Let $\Lambda(\mathbb{R}^n)$ be a finite ...
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Weyl algebras $A_n(k)$ as tensor product of the first Weyl algebra

In afew threads I've read that the Weyl algebra $A_{n+1}(k)$ is isomorphic to the $k$-tensor product of $A_n(k)$ with $A_1(k)$, why is this true?
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Is there an intuitionistic generalized boolean algebra (of Stone)?

A "boolean algebra without the greatest element" was called by Stone "generalized boolean algebra" and he axiomatized it. Is there any publication about "preudo-boolean algebras without the greatest ...
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Does a BCL algebra define a partial order?

A BCL algebra is a universal algebra with a binary operation denoted as "$*$" and a $0$-ary operation (constant) denoted as "$0$", satisying the following axioms: (1) $x * x = 0$; (2) if $x * y = 0$ ...
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Infinite dimensional simple algebras of finite degree

Let $F$ be a field and let $B$ be an $F$-algebra. The degree of $B$ over $F$ is the smallest positive integer $\deg_F B = d \geq 1$ such that every element of $B$ satisfies a (monic) polynomial of ...
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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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Cycles in Quivers and Path Algebras

I cannot find anything giving the algebra of a quiver with a single cycle on three or more vertices. In other words if your quiver consists of n vertices (n>2), and e_i is connected to e_{i+1} (taking ...
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The logarithm over $\mathbb F_1$

In 'Cyclotomy and analytic geometry over F1', Manin proposes a version of the notion of `analytic function' over the 'field with one element $\mathbb F_1$'. Question 1: can somebody explain or give ...
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Equivariant Formality

Let $G$ be a finite group and $\mathcal{A}$ be a $dg$-algebra. Assume $G$ acts on $\mathcal{A}$, i.e. there exists a homomorphism $G\to {\rm Aut}_{dg}(\mathcal{A})$. Assume further there exists a ...
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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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Formal DG-algebras

Sorry for this question but I really have difficulties with model categories. Usually a $dg$-algebra $A$ is called formal, if there exists a $dg$-algebra $B$ and quasi-isomorphisms $$A\leftarrow B\to ...
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Quasi-isomorphisms and Subalgebras

Let $A$ and $B$ $dg$-algebras over $\mathbb{C}$. If there exists an isomorphism $f:A\to B$, then every subalgebra $A'$ of $A$ is isomorphic to the subalgebra $f(A')$ of $B$. What is if $f$ is ...
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Origin of exact sequences

I have seen exact sequences appearing a lot in algebraic texts with different purposes. But I've never seen names of the people associated with it. Also I don't understand what's so good about showing ...
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Jacobson radical and group rings/subalgebras

Let $G$ be a finite group and $N\le G$ be a subgroup. Consider the group algebra $kN$ as a subalgebra of $kG$ over an algebraically closed field $k$ of positive characteristic. What can we deduce ...
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coherent modules

Let $R$ be a nontrivial ring. A right $R$-module $M$ is called coherent if ${\rm Ker} (f)$ is finitely generated for any $R$-module homomorphism $f: L\to M$ with $L$ finitely generated. It is ...
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Units in residue classes

Let $K$ be a CM-field of degree $2n$. (Quadratic extension of totally real number field) Let $\mathcal{O}_K$ be the ring of integers in $K$, and $m\geq 1$ an integer. Let $U_K$ be the group of units ...
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What happens to simple modules under Ringel duality?

If $A$ is a quasi-hereditary algebra then its Ringel dual $A'=End_A(T)$ is the endomorphism algebra of a (minimal) full tilting module $T$ for $A$. The algebra $A'$ is again quasi-hereditary, although ...
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Which endomorphism algebras are not Morita-trivial?

Let $\mathcal C$ be a symmetric monoidal category — for example, $\mathcal C$ might be the category of $R$-modules for a commutative ring $R$. At a minimum, I request further that: $\mathcal C$ is ...
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Relationships between finiteness of stable rank and IBN property of rings

Does any ring of finite stable rank have IBN property? Where can we find this result?
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Isomorphic bound quiver algebras for different admissible Ideals

We know that for a path algebra KQ, whether or not KQ is finite dimensional (namely, Q may or may not have oriented cycles), there might be different admissible ideals I and J of KQ for which the ...
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Re-interpreting vector spaces in a choice-less model of ZF as modules over a regular ring in ZFC

I am searching a module $M$ over a (von Neumann) regular ring $A$ ($\forall a\in A$, $\exists x\in A$: $axa=a$) with two properties: (1) every finitely generated submodule of $M$ is projective ...
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Supersets of P-finite sequences and rings

P-finite sequences are a superset of C-finite sequences. While doing programming work, the question came up what generalizations or supersets of P-finite sequences have people described. In other ...
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Existence of a left adjoint to tensor product implies projectivity

Let $S$ and $R$ be two (not necessarily commutative) $k$-algebras for $k$ a field. If I have a $S$-$R$ bimodule $_SM_R$, I can form the functor $_SM_R\otimes_R (-):R\text{Mod} \rightarrow ...
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Norm of a number in an algebraically closed field

I consider an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero $F$ as a vector space over a real closed field $R \subset F$. I would like to define a norm on $F$ in an invariant fashion, i.e. if we ...
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A generalized K- theory via generalized idempotents

Edit After the answer by Neil Strickland, I add the word "a ring" in this new version. In the literature, there is a concept of generalized idempotent: an n- idempotent is an element $a$ of a Banach ...
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Universal constructions that factor through endomorphisms

If $\cal A$ is a variety of algebras (e.g., all groups) and $\cal B$ is a subvariety defined by some set of identities $X$ (e.g., abelian groups with $X = \{xy \simeq yx\}$), then there is a functor ...
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Trace of finitely generated projective module

Let $k$ be a field and $A$ a $k$-algebra with unit. The trace module is $$ T(A)=A/[A,A], $$ where $[A,A]$ is the left $A$-module generated by all elements of the form $ab-ba$ for $a,b\in A$. The ...
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Simplest (?) example of bicrossed product Hopf algebra

Suppose we have two Hopf algebras, H and A and additionally A is (left) H-module algebra and H is (right) A comodule coalgebra. This means that A is left module over H and moreover that ...
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Are algebraic structures uniquely identifed by their free objects?

It might be a naive question, as I am not a specialist in this field. This is a follow-up to this question. I want to study varieties of objects generalizing ordered monoids, in particular using an ...
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Examples of complete distributive lattices that are not Heyting algebras

Here is a short question with a possibly simple and short answer: I need an example of a complete distributive lattice that is not a Heyting algebra which should be an infinite complete lattice that ...
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approximate coordinates in a one dimensional lattice

suppose I have a finite set of real numbers ${r_1, \ldots r_n \in \mathbf{R} }$ and a single real number $x \in \mathbf{R}$. Is there a fast algorithm for finding integer numbers ${i_1, \ldots i_n \in ...