## Constructing units from nilpotent elements in a commutative ring

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 7.4.27 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 7.3 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 7.3.17 Solution: (1) Suppose $\varphi(1_R) = r$, with $r \neq 1$. First, if $r = 0$, then…

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…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.1 Exercise 7.1.30 Let $A = \prod_\mathbb{N} \mathbb{Z}$ be the direct product of countably many copies of $\mathbb{Z}$. Recall…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.1 Exercise 7.1.28 Let $R$ be a ring with $1 \neq 0$. A nonzero element $a \in R$ is…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.1 Exercise 7.1.3 Let $R$ be a ring with identity and let $S \subseteq R$ be a subring containing…

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.1 Exercise 7.1.2 Let $R$ be a ring with 1. Prove that if $u$ is a unit in $R$,…