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| [[Weaker than::polynomial ring over a field]] || of the form <math>K[x]</math> where <math>K</math> is a [[field]] || || || {{intermediate notions short|catenary ring|polynomial ring over a field}}
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| [[Weaker than::multivariate polynomial ring over a field]] || of the form <math>K[x_1,x_2,\dots,x_n]</matH> where <math>K</math> is a [[field]] || || || {{intermediate notions short|catenary ring|multivariate polynomial ring over a field}}
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| [[Weaker than::affine ring over a field]] || || [[affine implies catenary]] || || {{intermediate notions short|catenary ring|affine ring over a field}}
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| [[Weaker than::principal ideal domain]] || [[integral domain]] in which every [[ideal]] is a [principal ideal]] || || {{intermediate notions short|catenary ring|principal ideal domain}}
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| [[Weaker than::universally catenary ring]] || every finitely generated algebra over it is a catenary ring.|| || || {{intermediate notions short|catenary ring|universally catenary ring}}
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| [[Weaker than::Cohen-Macaulay ring]] || for every ideal, the depth equals the codimension || || || {{intermediate notions short|catenary ring|Cohen-Macaulay ring}}
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===Weaker properties===
  
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==Metaproperties==
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:02, 18 July 2013

This article defines a property of commutative unital rings; a property that can be evaluated for a commutative unital ring
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Definition

A commutative unital ring is termed a catenary ring or chain ring or is said to satisfy the Saturated Chain Condition if it is Noetherian and satisfies the following equivalent conditions:

  • If P < P_1 < P_2 < Q is a strictly ascending chain of prime ideals, and P' is a prime ideal between P and Q, then there is either a prime ideal between P and P' or a prime ideal between P' and Q
  • Given two prime ideals P and Q such that P \subset Q, the length of any saturated chain of primes between P and Q (i.e. a chain of primes in which no more primes can be inserted in between) is determined independent of the choice of chain

Note that being catenary does not guarantee that any two fully saturated chains of primes (i.e. any two chains of primes which are saturated and cannot be extended in either direction) have the same length. The problem is that the starting and ending points of the chains may differ: there may be many different maximal ideals and many different minimal prime ideals.

Relation with other properties

Stronger properties

Property Meaning Proof of implication Proof of strictness (reverse implication failure) Intermediate notions
polynomial ring over a field of the form K[x] where K is a field click here
multivariate polynomial ring over a field of the form K[x_1,x_2,\dots,x_n] where K is a field click here
affine ring over a field affine implies catenary click here
principal ideal domain integral domain in which every ideal is a [principal ideal]] click here
universally catenary ring every finitely generated algebra over it is a catenary ring. click here
Cohen-Macaulay ring for every ideal, the depth equals the codimension click here

Weaker properties

Property Meaning Proof of implication Proof of strictness (reverse implication failure) Intermediate notions
Noetherian ring every ideal in it is finitely generated click here

Metaproperties

Closure under taking quotient rings

This property of commutative unital rings is quotient-closed: the quotient ring of any ring with this property, by any ideal in it, also has this property


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