## In a Boolean ring, all finitely generated ideals are principal

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.4 Exercise 7.4.24 Solution: We begin with a lemma. Lemma: Let $R$ be a ring. Suppose that for all…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.4 Exercise 7.4.24 Solution: We begin with a lemma. Lemma: Let $R$ be a ring. Suppose that for all…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.4 Exercise 7.4.23 Solution: Let R be a Boolean ring, and let P \subseteq R be a prime ideal.…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.27 Solution: Let $R$ be a Boolean ring. Note that $$1+1 = (1+1)^2 = 1+1+1+1,$$ so that…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.15 Solution: Let $\Phi : \mathcal{P}(X) \rightarrow {}^X\mathbb{Z}/(2)$ be the mapping given by $A \mapsto \chi_A$, and…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.1 Exercise 7.1.22 Give an example of an infinite boolean ring. Solution: If $X$ is an infinite set, then…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.1 Exercise 7.1.21 Let $X$ be a nonempty set and let $R = \mathcal{P}(X)$ denote the power set of…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.1 Exercise 7.1.16 Prove that the only boolean ring that is an integral domain is $\mathbb{Z}/(2)$. Solution: Let $B$…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.1 Exercise 7.1.15 A ring $R$ is called Boolean if $a^2 = a$ for all $a \in R$. Prove…