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Fully idempotent rings have regular centroids

Author: R. C. Courter
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 43 (1974), 293-296
MSC: Primary 16A32
MathSciNet review: 0330217
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Abstract: We prove that the centroid of a ring all of whose ideals are idempotent is commutative and regular in the sense of von Neumann. The center of a fully idempotent ring is regular. Evidently every regular ring is fully idempotent. One nonregular example is Sasiada's simple radical ring. A subring of the countably infinite row-finite matrices over Sasiada's ring provides an example of a nonsimple, indecomposable, nonregular fully idempotent ring.

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Keywords: Von Neumann regular rings, duo rings, prime rings, semiprime rings, locally matrix rings
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