# Homework Assignment 6

```MATH 323: Rings and Modules
The University of British Columbia
Winter 2015 Term 2
Miljan Brakočević
Homework Assignment 6
This problem set is due on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the end of class.
Please staple your assignment. Late homework will not be accepted under any circumstances. E-mail submission will not be accepted.
Please read the last 5 pages of the week 6 lectures PDF here:
http://www.math.ubc.ca/~miljan/math323/notes/week6.pdf
This amounts to:
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√
• Finishing
example
that
we
started
today
the
ring
Z[
−5]
and
(1
+
−5)(1 −
√
√
√
−5) = 2 &middot; 3 therein. All four elements 1 + −5, 1 − −5, 2, 3 are irreducible in this
ring, nevertheless none of them is a prime.
• A proposition: in a PID, being a prime element is equivalent to being an irreducible.
• Its corollary: in a PID, every non-zero prime ideal is maximal.
Do the Dummit &amp; Foote (3rd ed) exercises:
Section 8.1: Exercises 7, 9, 10, 11
Section 8.2: Exercises 1, 3, 5
Section 8.3: Exercise 8
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