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Chikunji, Chiteng'a John Botswana College
Let R be a commutative completely primary finite ring with the unique maximal ideal J such that J3 = (0) and J2 ≠ (0): Then R⁄J ≅ GF(pr) and the characteristic of R is pk, where 1 ≤ k ≤ 3, for some prime p and positive integers k, r. Let Ro = GR (pkr,pk) be a galois subring of R so that R = Ro ⊕ U ⊕ V ⊕ W, where U, V and W are finitely generated Ro-modules. Let non-negative integers s, t and be numbers of elements in the generating sets for U, V and W, respectively. In this work, we determine the structure of the subgroup 1+W of the unit group R* in general, and the structure of the unit group R* of R when s = 3, t = 1; ≥ 1 and characteristic of R is p. We then generalize the solution of the cases when s = 2, t = 1; t = s(s +1)⁄2 for a fixed s; for all the characteristics of R ; and when s = 2, t = 2, and characteristic of R is p to the case when the annihilator ann(J ) = J2 + W, so that ≥ 1. This complements the author's earlier solution of the problem in the case when the annihilator of the radical coincides with the square of the radical.
completely primary finite rings
Mathematical Journal of Okayama University
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Okayama University