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    Integral domains, Principle Ideal domains, Fields

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    For each of the following rings answer the following questions:
    1. Is it an integral domain?
    2. Is it a principal ideal domain (PID)?
    3. Is it a field?
    Give reasons (i.e. short proofs, if needed) for your answer.
    1. Z/13Z;
    2. Z/20Z;
    3. ZÃ?Z with componentwise addition and multiplication;
    4. Q[X]/(f) with f=X^2+X+1;
    5. C[X]/(f) with f=X^2+X+1;
    6. Z[X];
    7. R[X] with R=Z/4Z;
    8. R[X]/I with R=Z/2Z and I=(X^2+X+1).

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    This solution evaluates integral domains, principle ideal domains, and fields.