Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Mathematics and Statistics
Yongwei Yao - Committee Chair
Florian Enescu - Committee Member
Imre Patyi - Committee Member
This paper presents the theory of weak primary decomposition of modules over a commutative ring. A generalization of the classic well-known theory of primary decomposition, weak primary decomposition is a consequence of the notions of weakly associated prime ideals and nearly nilpotent elements, which were introduced by N. Bourbaki. We begin by discussing basic facts about classic primary decomposition. Then we prove the results on weak primary decomposition, which are parallel to the classic case. Lastly, we define and generalize the Compatibility property of primary decomposition.
Stalvey, Harrison, "Weak Primary Decomposition of Modules Over a Commutative Ring" (2010). Mathematics Theses. Paper 84.