6 Answered Questions for the topic Abstract Algebra

Abstract Algebra

06/23/20

Let (G, *) be a group. Prove that the map π : G → G defined by π(g) = g * g is a homomoprhism if and only if G is abelian

Let (G, *) be a group. Prove that the map π : G → G defined by π(g) = g * g is ahomomoprhism if and only if G is abelian
Abstract Algebra Algebra

06/19/20

Abstract algebra

Prove that if R is a ring and I ▹ R, then R[x]/I [x] ≃ (R/I )[x] for any indeterminate x.

05/02/19

Must eigenvalues be numbers?

This is more a conceptual question than any other kind. As far as I know, one can define matrices over arbitrary fields, and so do linear algebra in different settings than in the typical... more

03/27/19

Help me focus my study for the GRE math subject exam?

I'm preparing for the GRE Math Subject test, but I'm at a bit of a disadvantage, having never taken an algebra class or a probability class. Obviously I'm not going to learn a semester of abstract... more

03/18/19

Irreducible but not prime element?

>I am looking for a ring element which is irreducible but not prime. So necessarily the ring can't be a PID. My idea was to consider $R=K[x,y]$ and $x+y\\in R$. This is irreducible because in... more

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