## Compute the powers of a given ideal in a polynomial ring

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.36 Solution: We begin with a lemma. Lemma: If $R$ is a commutative ring with 1 and…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.36 Solution: We begin with a lemma. Lemma: If $R$ is a commutative ring with 1 and…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.35 Solution: (1) We show that $I(J+K) = IJ + IK$; the proof of the other equality…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.34 Solution: (1) We wish to prove the following: (a) $I+J$ is an ideal of $R$ and…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.22 Solution: We begin with a definition and some lemmas. Definition: Let $R$ be a ring, $A…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.18 Solution: (1) In Exercise 7.1.4, we showed that $I \cap J$ is a subring of $R$.…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.19 Solution: In Exercise 2.1.15, we saw that $S \subseteq R$ is an additive subgroup. To show…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.10 Solution: (1) We claim that this subset $S$ is an ideal. To that end, suppose $\alpha…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.9 Solution: We have already seen which of these are subrings. (1) Let $S = \{ f…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.8 Solution: (1) Note that $(1,1) \in D$. However, $(1,0)(1,1) = (1,0) \notin D$. Since $D$ does…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.2 Exercise 7.2.3 Let $R$ be a ring. Define the set $R[[x]]$ of formal power series in the indeterminate…

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