A note on the FIP property for extensions of commutative rings

Mabrouk Ben Nasr, Nabil Zeidi


A ring extension R S is said to be FIP if it has
only finitely many intermediate rings between R and S. The main
purpose of this paper is to characterize the FIP property for a
ring extension, where R is not (necessarily) an integral domain
and S may not be an integral domain. Precisely, we establish a
generalization of the classical Primitive Element Theorem for an
arbitrary ring extension. Also, various sufficient and necessary
conditions are given for a ring extension to have or not to have
FIP, where S = R[α] with α a nilpotent element of S.


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