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Normsets and determination
of unique factorization
in rings of algebraic integers

Author: Jim Coykendall
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 124 (1996), 1727-1732
MSC (1991): Primary 11R04, 11R29; Secondary 11Y40
MathSciNet review: 1317034
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Abstract: The image of the norm map from $R$ to $T$ (two rings of algebraic integers) is a multiplicative monoid $S$. We present conditions under which $R$ is a UFD if and only if $S$ has unique factorization into irreducible elements. From this we derive a bound for checking if $R$ is a UFD.

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Jim Coykendall
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853
Address at time of publication: Department of Mathematics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Keywords: Normsets, Galois (extension), norm factorization field (extension), Minkowski bound
Received by editor(s): March 21, 1994
Received by editor(s) in revised form: December 29, 1994
Communicated by: William W. Adams
Article copyright: © Copyright 1996 American Mathematical Society