## Prove that the augmentation ideal of a given group ring is nilpotent

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.4 Exercise 7.4.29 Solution: We begin with some lemmas. Lemma 1: Let $\pi : G \rightarrow H$ be a…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.4 Exercise 7.4.29 Solution: We begin with some lemmas. Lemma 1: Let $\pi : G \rightarrow H$ be a…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.4 Exercise 7.4.28 Solution: Let $x,y \in \mathfrak{N}(R)$. Then for some nonnegative natural numbers $n$ and $m$, we have…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.4 Exercise 7.4.27 Solution: By Exercise 7.3.29, $\mathfrak{N}(R)$ is an ideal of $R$. Thus for all $b \in R$,…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.4 Exercise 7.4.14 Solution: We begin with a lemma. Lemma: Let $R$ be a commutative ring with $1 \neq…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.37 Solution: First we prove a lemma. Lemma: Let $R$ be a ring, and let $I_1, I_2,…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.33 Solution: (1) Note first that if $a_0$ is a unit in $R$ and $a_i$ nilpotent in…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.32 Solution: Suppose $x^n = 0$. Then $$\varphi(x)^n = \varphi(x^n) = \varphi(0) = 0,$$ so that $\varphi(x)$…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.31 Solution: We begin with a lemma. Lemma: Let $R$ be a ring with $1 \neq 0$.…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.29 Solution: Let $x,y \in \mathfrak{N}(R)$. Then for some nonnegative natural numbers $n$ and $m$, we have…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.1 Exercise 7.1.14 Let $R$ be a commutative ring and let $x \in R$ be nilpotent – that is,…

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