I suppose this should be an easy question. However, I am stuck with this: Let be an integral domain, with 4 elements , where is the unity. Prove that has characteristic 2. Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by akolman I suppose this should be an easy question. However, I am stuck with this: Let be an integral domain, with 4 elements , where is the unity. Prove that has characteristic 2. Thanks again. characteristic of a finite integral domain is always a prime number. it also has to divide the order of ring, which is 4. so it has to be 2.
Last edited by NonCommAlg; Sep 18th 2009 at 03:08 PM.
Thanks again for your help.
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