Can anyone give an example of a ring homomorphism f : R -> R', such that R is a integral domain but the Image(f) is not an integral domain.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I was thinking that since we want two non zero elements of Image(f) multiply to 0, we require: f(xy) = f(x)f(y) = 0, with f(x), f(y) not 0. Now f(xy) = 0, we don't want xy = 0, because then either x = 0 or y = 0 as R is a domain, meaning f(x) = 0 or f(y) = 0, so we want xy not 0, but still gets mapped to 0. So f can't be injective.

But apart from that I can't think of anything else. I can't think of any function f that would make it work for simple domains like Z or Z_p p prime, or simple non domains like Z_n where n not prime, so can anyone think of a integral domain R and function f to make this work?

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