Dr. Sarah's Problem Set 7 on Rings, Fields and Integral Domains

If the statement is true, then give an example and informal justifications (no formal proof necessary, but your informal justifications need to be clear and complete, similar to WebCT postings). If the statement is false, then prove that it is false (ie write down the negation and prove it).

• 1) There exists a finite ring which is not abelian under multiplication.
• 2) There exists an infinite ring which is not abelian under multiplication.
• 3) There exists a group G, there exists a,b not 0 in G so that ax=b has more than one solution.
• 4) There exists a ring R, there exists a,b not 0 in R so that ax=b has more than one solution.
• 5) There exists a ring that is abelian under *, has no 0 divisors, but is not an integral domain.
• 6) There exists a ring R, there exists a,b in R so that ab=0 but ba is not 0.
• 7) There exists a ring R, there exists a subset S of R so that S is a subgroup under addition, but S is not a subring.
• 8) There exists a ring R so that R is a finite integral domain and R is not a field.
• 9) I1 and I2 integral domains ---> I1 direct sum I2 is an integral domain (recall that the direct sum of two rings is a ring).
• 10) For all p(x) in Z_8[x] (polynomials in x with coefficients in Zmod8) p(x)*(4x^2+6x+3) is not equal to 1 mod 8.