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On torsion-free periodic rings. (English) Zbl 1090.16008
A ring \(R\) is called periodic if for each \(x\in R\), there exist distinct positive integers \(m,n\) such that \(x^n=x^m\). The principal theorem of this paper characterizes the rank-two torsion-free Abelian groups which admit a nontrivial periodic ring structure. Another result states that if \(R\) is a periodic torsion-free ring of rank \(n\), then \(R^{n+1}=\{0\}\).
MSC:
16P99 Chain conditions, growth conditions, and other forms of finiteness for associative rings and algebras
16U99 Conditions on elements
20K15 Torsion-free groups, finite rank
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