### Essential Ideals in Subrings of C(X) that Contain C*(X)

#### Abstract

Let $A(X)$ be a subring of $C(X)$ that contains $C^{*}(X)$. In

Redlin and Watson (1987) and in Panman et al. (2012),

correspondences $\mathcal{Z}_{A}$ and $\mathrm{3}_{A}$ are defined

between ideals in $A(X)$ and $z$-filters on $X$, and it is shown

that these extend the well-known correspondences studied

separately for $C^{*}(X)$ and $C(X)$, respectively, to any

intermediate ring. Moreover, the inverse map

$\mathcal{Z}^{-1}_{A}$ sets up a one-one correspondence between

the maximal ideals of $A(X)$ and the $z$-ultrafilters on $X$. In

this paper, first, we characterize essential ideals in $A(X)$.

After wards, we show that $\mathcal{Z}^{-1}_{A}$ and

$\mathrm{3}^{-1}_{A}$, map essential (resp., free) $z$-filters on

$X$ to essential (resp., free) ideals in $A(X)$. Similar to $C(X)$

we observe that the intersection of all essential minimal prime

ideals in $A(X)$ is equal to the socle of $A(X)$. Finally, we give

a new characterization for the intersection of all essential

maximal ideals of $A(X)$.

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