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By Robert B. Ash

This survey of fundamental algebraic constructions employs concepts appropriate to arithmetic, physics, engineering, and desktop technological know-how. subject matters comprise kinfolk among teams and units, the basic theorem of Galois idea, and the implications and strategies of summary algebra when it comes to quantity conception, geometry, and noncommutative and homological algebra. suggestions. 2006 edition.

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3. Define three sequences by ri = ri−2 − qi ri−1 xi = xi−2 − qi xi−1 yi = yi−2 − qi yi−1 for i = −1, 0, 1, . . with initial conditions r−1 = a, r0 = b, x−1 = 1, x0 = 0, y−1 = 0, y0 = 1. ) Show that we can generate all steps of the algorithm, and at each stage, ri = axi + byi . 4. Use the procedure of Problem 3 (or any other method) to find the greatest common divisor d of a = 123 and b = 54, and find integers x and y such that ax + by = d. 5. Use Problem 2 to show that Zp is a field if and only if p is prime.

Define J = {x ∈ R : xp1 ∈ I}, and show that J is an ideal. 5. Show that Jp1 = I. 6. Since p1 · · · pn = (p2 · · · pn )p1 ∈ I, we have p2 · · · pn ∈ J. Use the induction hypothesis to conclude that I is principal. 7. Let p and q be prime elements in the integral domain R, and let P =< p > and Q =< q > be the corresponding prime ideals. Show that it is not possible for P to be a proper subset of Q. 8. If R is a UFD and P is a nonzero prime ideal of R, show that P contains a nonzero principal prime ideal.

In other words, if a = bc, then either b or c must be a unit. Again let a be a nonzero nonunit; a is said to be prime if whenever a divides a product of terms, it must divide one of the factors. In other words, if a divides bc, then a divides b or a divides c (a divides b means that b = ar for some r ∈ R). It follows from the definition that if p is any nonzero element of R, then p is prime if and only if < p > is a prime ideal. The units of Z are 1 and −1, and the irreducible and the prime elements coincide.

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