On strongly primary monoids and domains

Alfred Geroldinger, Moshe Roitman

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A commutative integral domain is primary if and only if it is one-dimensional and local. A domain is strongly primary if and only if it is local and each nonzero principal ideal contains a power of the maximal ideal. Hence, one-dimensional local Mori domains are strongly primary. We prove among other results that if R is a domain such that the conductor (Formula presented.) vanishes, then (Formula presented.) is finite; that is, there exists a positive integer k such that each nonzero nonunit of R is a product of at most k irreducible elements. Using this result, we obtain that every strongly primary domain is locally tame, and that a domain R is globally tame if and only if (Formula presented.) In particular, we answer Problem 38 of the open problem list by Cahen et al. in the affirmative. Many of our results are formulated for monoids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4085-4099
Number of pages15
JournalCommunications in Algebra
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2020

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  • Local tameness
  • one-dimensional local domains
  • primary monoids
  • sets of distances
  • sets of lengths

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory


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