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ideals of polynomial ring of two variables generated by two elements

Let $f,g$ be two polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}[x,y]$, given by $$ f(x,y)=x^4-3xy+y^2,$$ $$ g(x,y)=x^5-4xy+3xy^2.$$ Let $I=(f,g)$ be the ideal in $\mathbb{Z}[x,y]$ generated by $f$ and $g$. Is ...
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How to prove that a projective module is not free?

Let $A$ be a noncommutative (perhaps $\ast$-) algebra (over $\mathbb{C}$) and let $M$ be a projective module defined via a projector $P\in M_n(A)$; i.e. $M=P(A^n)$. Furthermore, assume that all ...
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Consequences of not requiring ring homomorphisms to be unital?

As defined in many modern algebra books, a homomorphism of unital rings must preserve the unit elements: $f(1_R)=1_S$. But there has been a minority who do not require this, one prominent example ...
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Anick resolution [on hold]

I would like to know some applications of Anick's resolution in non-commutative algebras.
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Action of semidirect products of cyclic groups

Is there anything known about group actions of $C_{p}\rtimes C_{p}^{*}$ on the ring of real polynomials $\mathbb{R}[X_{1},\ldots,X_{n}]$, where $C_{p}$ denotes the cyclic group of order $p$ and $p$ is ...
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Gerstenhaber versus Schouten

In terms of formal definitions, is there any distinction between Schouten and Gerstenhaber algebras?
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Total degree of a polynomial

Let $\mathsf{F,G}\in\Bbb R[x_1,\dots,x_n]$ be minimum multivariate polynomials of least total degree $\mathsf{degF}$, $\mathsf{degG}$ such that, given unequal $a,b\in\Bbb R$, $$\mathsf{F(p)}=a, ...
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$\mathbb{Z}G$ (left) Noetherian$\Rightarrow$ $l^1(G)$ is a flat $\mathbb{Z}G$-(right) module?

Let $G$ be a countable discrete group (not necessarily abelian), and suppose the group ring $\mathbb{Z}G$ is a left-Noetherian ring, for example, when $G$ is a polycyclic-by finite group. Denote the ...
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When does $\overline{U(0,1)}=B(0,1)$ hold?

Given $R$ an absolute valued ring (with unit), sometimes $\overline{U(0,1)}=B(0,1)$ (for example, $\mathbb{Q},\mathbb{R},\mathbb{C},\mathbb{H}$) and sometimes $\overline{U(0,1)}\neq B(0,1)$ (for ...
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Global dimension of graded Lie algebra

The rational global dimension of a graded algebra $A=(A_k)_{k\geq 0}$, with $A_0=\mathbb Q$, denoted here ${\rm gl}\dim A$ is defined to be the greatest integer $k$ (or $\infty$) such that ${\rm ...
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How do I apply the Boolean Prime Ideal Theorem?

I have become aware of an amazing phenomenon from a myriad of questions and answers here on MathOverflow: many of the results that I would typically prove using the Axiom of Choice can actually be ...
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Locally nilpotent operators of the Weyl algebra

$\newcommand{\ad}{\operatorname{ad}}$As my recent post (here) did not receive any answers yet, I thought I would ask a similar question in which I'm also interested. Let $A=$ $^{k \langle x,y\rangle ...
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Noncommutative group of invertible ideals of a ring

Let $R$ be a noetherian domain and let $\mathcal{O}$ be an $R$-algebra that is finitely generated and projective as an $R$-module. The set of invertible fractional ideals of $\mathcal{O}$ is a group ...
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examples of local, nonsemisimple , nonsymmetric hopf algebras

I'm searching for (a class of) examples of Hopf algebras , which have the following properties: they should be finite dimensional they should not be semisimple they should be local they should ...
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“Composition of Morita equivalences” or “Morita equivalence and the Nakayama functor”

This problem occured to me, when trying to find a Morita invariant for finite dimensional algebras. Suppose $\Lambda$ and $\Gamma$ are two self-injective $k$-algebras ($k$ being a field) which are ...
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Nilpotent operator of the Weyl algebra

For a research project I'm currently working on, I came across the following problem: Let $A=$ $^{k <x,y> }\Big/_{(yx-xy-1)}$ be the Weyl Algebra over a field $k$ of characteristic $p$, where ...
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How would you solve this tantalizing Halmos problem?

1-ab invertible => 1-ba invertible has a slick power series "proof" as below, where Halmos asks for an explanation of why this tantalizing derivation succeeds. Do you know one? Geometric series. In ...
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Structure of $\text{Aut}_R(R[X])$

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with identity. I'd like to know how to determine the set $\text{Aut}_R(R[X])$ of all $R$-automorphisms of $R[X]$. I've proved that all $\sigma\in\text{Aut}_R(R[X])$ ...
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Tits-Kantor-Koecher construction for Jordan algebra of symmetric bilinear form

Suppose $f$ is a nondegenerate, symmetric bilinear form on a vector space $V$ over a field $F$. Then $J = V + F\cdot 1$ is a unital Jordan algebra (known as the "spin factor" Jordan algebra when $F = ...
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If $R$ is generated by idempotents, then $\text{Ann}(R)=0$?

Let $R$ be a ring (not necessarily commutative or unital) that is generated by idempotents. I'd like to know if $\text{Ann}(R)=0$ must hold. Here I use $\text{Ann}(R)$ to denote the set of all ...
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Geometry of rings and semi-rings

Basically, I wonder whether a theory similar to geometric group theory has been or could be developed for rings and semirings. One direction would be the following. Consider $\mathbb{N}$ (with the ...
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Extension of scalars and projective limits

Consider a morphism of commutative rings $h\colon R\rightarrow S$. This gives rise to a functor $h^*\colon{\sf Mod}(R)\rightarrow{\sf Mod}(S)$, called scalar extension by means of $h$. This functor ...
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What do you do if you believe a problem is undecidable?

While the title of this question is subjective, I hope to make what I'm looking for quite concrete. The first, and main question is this: If you believe that a problem you are working on is formally ...
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Goldie's Theorem for Semigroups

Goldie's theorem is a theorem in noncommutative ring theory that gives a clear picture of semiprime Noetherian rings (actually a slightly broader class). Let $R$ be a semiprime Noetherian ring. The ...
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Injective dimension of cyclic modules

Let $R$ be a non-Noetherian ring. Is its left global dimension ${\rm{lD}}(R)$ equal to $\sup \{ {\rm{id}}(M) \mid M \text{ is a cyclic $R$-module} \}$? Here $\rm{{id}}(M)$ denotes the injective ...
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Example of a left perfect ring with finite left global dimension that is not right coherent

I am looking for an example in noncommutative ring theory. Namely, I am looking for a left perfect ring with finite left global dimension that is not right coherent. It seems to me that should be ...
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For which pairs of distinct positive primes $p$ and $q$, the integral closure of $\mathbb{Z}$ in $\mathbb{Q}[\sqrt{pq}]$ is a UFD?

For which pairs of distinct positive primes $p$ and $q$, the integral closure of $\mathbb{Z}$ in $\mathbb{Q}[\sqrt{pq}]$ is a UFD? I've proved that neither $p$ nor $q$ can be congruent to $1$ modulo ...
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What's the analogue of a Young symmetrizer in the Brauer algebra?

According to Schur--Weyl duality, the centralizer of $\mathrm{GL}(V)$ acting diagonally on $V^{\otimes N}$ is the group algebra of the symmetric group $\mathbb S_N$. An equivalent formulation is the ...
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Scalar restriction and scalar extension

Consider a morphism of commutative rings $h\colon R\rightarrow S$. This yields the two functors $h_*\colon{\sf Mod}(S)\rightarrow{\sf Mod}(R)$ (scalar restriction) and $h^*\colon{\sf ...
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Automorphisms of Clifford Algebras

What are the automorphisms of real Clifford algebras $Cl_{n,0}$? Of course, I'm interested in the case where they are not central simple.
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Rational group scheme

Suppose $G$ is a group scheme over a field $k$, i.e., $G$ is a functor from the category $\text{Alg}_k$ of unital commutative, associative $k$-algebras to the category of $\text{Groups}$. Suppose that ...
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Convention on Clifford Product

When studying the Clifford Algebra associated to some $(V,Q)$, one finds two basic identities differing by a sign: $vv=Q(v)$ (see, for instance, Wikipedia) $vv=-Q(v)$ (see, for instance, MathWorld ...
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local rings with finite type maximal ideal

Let $A$ be a local ring with a maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$ finitely generated (not principal). Is there a sufficient condition for $A$ to be noetherian? For example, we know that the completion ...
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Representing quaternions as matrices [closed]

Assume F is a field of characteristic different than 2. Let a, b be invertible elements in F, and let A(a,b) be the generalised quaternions. Using the Artin–Wedderburn theorem, there is a ...
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Embedding rational simple algebras in the real quaternions [duplicate]

Is there any way to embed a rational division algebra of dimension higher than 4 over its center in the real quaternions ? I think not, but I cannot prove it.
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Description of modules over self-injective algebras of finite representation type

Is there any description of indecomposable modules and irreducible morphisms over self-injective algebras of finite representation type? I am interested mainly in such a description for nonstandard ...
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flatness and derived completion

Let $A$ be a local ring of maximal ideal $\mathfrak{m}$. Let $\hat{A}$ be its completion. If $A$ is noetherian , then we know that $A\rightarrow\hat{A}$ is faithfully flat. If $A$ is not noetherian, ...
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Making an algebra the uniqe maximal one-sided ideal in another unital algebra

If $R$ is an algebra without a unit, then the standard unitisation $R^\sharp$ can have maximal one-sided ideals other than $R$. Thus, it is natural to ask about the following. Let $R$ be an algebra ...
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When is the essential extension commutes with colimits(or push forward)

Let $M$ be an $R$-module,where $R$ is a hereditary (or cohomological dimension less or equal to 1).Take $E(R)$ to be injective hull of $R$, then we have the essential extension $i:R^I\rightarrowtail ...
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Who coined “mob” and “clan” and why these words?

A mob is a word used for a topological semigroup which is a Hausdorff space. A clan is a compact connected mob with a two-sided identity element. Who used these words with these meanings first and ...
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configuration spaces of real projective space

Let $F(\mathbb{R}P^n,k)$ be the $k$-th ordered configuration space on $\mathbb{R}P^n$. In http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.04258, the cohomology ring $$ H^*(F(\mathbb{R}P^n,k);R)$$ is obtained for any ...
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Involution on the components of a group algebra

If $G$ is a finite group and $k$ a field, there is a canonical involution (ie an involutive anti-automorphism) $\sigma$ on $k[G]$ induced by $g\mapsto g^{-1}$. Given that the center of $k[G]$ has ...
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Anticommuting operators with positive properties

Which classes of $M\in \mathsf M_k(\Bbb R)^{n\times n}$ admit solutions $N\in \mathsf M_k(\Bbb R)^{n\times n}$ such that $$(M\otimes N+N\otimes M)(u\otimes u)=0$$ forall $u\in \mathsf D_k(\Bbb ...
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Must nonunit in group algebra of free group generate proper two-sided ideal?

Let $F$ be a free group and $k$ be a field. If $x$ is an element of the group algebra $k[F]$ that is not a unit (equivalently, that is not a nonzero scalar multiple of an element of $F$), must the ...
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Weierstrass division theorem for henselian rings

Let $A$ be an henselian local noetherian ring. There is an old result of Lafon ("Anneaux henséliens et théorème de préparation" (1967)), which says that if $A$ is analytically normal and of ...
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Units in a finite semisimple group algebra

Let $G$ be a finite group and $k$ a finite field, with the characteristic of $k$ not dividing the order of $G$. Then $kG$ is a finite semisimple group algebra with the interesting property that an ...
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Division algebras over extension fields / reducibility of $G$-modules

Reformulation of the question (see below for the original question): Let $K$ be an algebraic number field and $D$ a finite-dimensional $K$-division algebra. Is there a description of the field ...
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What is a Kelley ring?

I've heard that in some book by someone named Kelley, perhaps an early edition of John L. Kelley's General Topology, the author gave a definition of a ring which turned out to be weaker than the usual ...
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Hopf-Borel theorem over polynomial rings

There is a theorem of Borel saying that: For a connected cocommutative Hopf algebra $A$ over the perfect field $k$ such that underlying graded vector space is finite-dimensional over $k$ we have that ...
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About alternating polynomials an the Rowen's notation

Some definitions... Definition 1: A polynomial $f(X_1,\dots ,X_d)$ is $t$-linear if the variables $X_1,\dots ,X_t,\; t\leq d$ appear in all monomials of $f$ and degree of $X_i,\; i=1,2,\dots ,t$ on ...