[FOM] UFD Example
Dave Marker
marker at math.uic.edu
Wed Nov 21 08:03:14 EST 2007
Let F be a field and let M be an elementary submodel of F[[X,Y]]
Since F is an elementary submondel, M is still a UFD.
The ideal (X,Y) is still nonprinciple in M.
M is not a "polynomial ring" i.e. if R is a subring, then
M is not R[z] where z is transcendental over R.
Suppose not. In F[[X,Y]] an element is a unit if and only
if the constant term is nonzero. Thus either z or 1+z is
a unit in M and hence in R[z]. Both contradict that z is
transcendental over R.
Dave Marker
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