On noncommutative bounded factorization domains and prime rings

Bell, J. P., Brown, K. , Nazemian, Z. and Smertnig, D. (2023) On noncommutative bounded factorization domains and prime rings. Journal of Algebra, 622, pp. 404-449. (doi: 10.1016/j.jalgebra.2023.01.023)

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A ring has bounded factorizations if every cancellative nonunit a ∈ R can be written as a product of atoms and there is a bound λ ( a ) on the lengths of such factorizations. The bounded factorization property is one of the most basic finiteness properties in the study of non-unique factorizations. Every commutative noetherian domain has bounded factorizations, but it is open whether such a result holds in the noncommutative setting. We provide sufficient conditions for a noncommutative noetherian prime ring to have bounded factorizations. Moreover, we construct a (noncommutative) finitely presented semigroup algebra that is an atomic domain but does not satisfy the ascending chain condition on principal right or left ideals (ACCP), whence it does not have bounded factorizations.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brown, Professor Ken
Authors: Bell, J. P., Brown, K., Nazemian, Z., and Smertnig, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics
Journal Name:Journal of Algebra
ISSN (Online):1090-266X
Published Online:06 February 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Algebra 622: 404-449
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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