Term of Award

Summer 2017

Degree Name

Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Committee Chair

Saeed Nasseh

Committee Member 1

Alina Iacob

Committee Member 2

Jimmy Dillies


The purpose of this thesis is to introduce and illustrate some of the deep connections between commutative and homological algebra. We shall cover some of the fundamental definitions and introduce several important classes of commutative rings. The later chapters will consider a particular class of rings, the \emph{fiber product}, and, among other results, show that any Gorenstein fiber product is precisely a one dimensional hypersurface. It will also be shown that any Noetherian local ring with a (nontrivially) decomposable maximal ideal satisfies the Auslander-Reiten conjecture. To conclude, generalizations of results by Takahashi and Atkins-Vraciu shall be presented.

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Algebra Commons