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A negative answer to the prime sequence question

Author: Raymond C. Heitmann
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 77 (1979), 23-26
MSC: Primary 13C05
MathSciNet review: 539623
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Abstract: If P is a complete intersection prime, i.e., a prime ideal generated by $ ht(P)$ elements, in a Noetherian domain, can P be generated by a prime sequence, a regular sequence whose initial segments generate prime ideals? The purpose of this article is to present an example showing that this question, the Prime Sequence Question, has a negative answer. The example is a two-dimensional integrally closed domain with a height two complete intersection prime which contains no prime elements.

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Keywords: Noetherian ring, prime sequence, complete intersection prime, valuation
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