Hi... Thank you.
I'm confused regarding the problem of finding an intersection of two specific ideals. How do I approach such a problem?
I'm given R = Q[x] - the polynoms over Q.
and these two ideals:
I = I(x)R = (2x^3 + x^2 -6x -3)R; J= J(x)R = (2x^3-x^2-x)R.
(I marked the specific polynoms as I(x) and J(x) for convinience).
I unerstand what this means, and I understand that if p(x) is in I and J, then there exists r1(x) and r2(x) in R so that:
p(x) = I(x)r1(x) = J(x)r2(x)
However I have no idea how to simplify that and I feel I'm off the track...
A friend of mine had offered an explenation to why the intersection is what you offered.... but I would be glad to hear your explenation, becuase I'm not sure I understood it.
I mean, you said the intersection is the lcm of both polynoms. I haven't studied anything like that. Are you basing this claim on a more general one? Could you quote it perhaps?
Oh, and what's PID? I just started studying "fraction rings" (I think that's the translation... I''m not studying in English), and I think that's what you mean by UFD (but I could be wrong).
If you could give a short explenation I would, as usual, be very glad
here for the definition of UFD. a PID (principal ideal domain) is an integral domain in which every ideal can be generated by one element only. ok, here's a simple explanation of what i did:
following your notation, let and obviously for the other side, suppose then for some
in thus: hence but clearly thus so let then we will have:
therefore and we're done!