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A simple domain not being skew field?

  1. Aug 29, 2008 #1
    Can you find an example of a simple domain not being skew field?
     
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  3. Aug 29, 2008 #2

    morphism

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    Like in your other thread: What are your thoughts on this? Can you list examples of simple rings? Domains?

    What if we assume commutativity, i.e. can you find a simple integral domain that isn't a field? You shouldn't - but this might shed some light on the noncommutative case.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2008 #3
    Simple ring M_n(F) where F is a field, but what is the definition of a simple domain?
     
  5. Aug 30, 2008 #4

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    A domain is a ring without zero divisors, i.e. xy=0 implies either x=0 or y=0. A simple domain is a domain that is a simple ring.

    Unfortunately M_n(F) isn't a domain, so you're going to have to be more creative if you want to come up with an example!
     
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