PRINC domains and comaximal factorization domains

Research paper by Laura Cossu, Paolo Zanardo

Indexed on: 16 Jan '19Published on: 16 Jan '19Published in: arXiv - Mathematics - Commutative Algebra


The notion of PRINC domain was introduced by Salce and Zanardo (2014), motivated by the investigation of the products of idempotent matrices with entries in a commutative domain. An integral domain R is a PRINC domain if every two-generated invertible ideal of R is principal. PRINC domains are closely related to the notion of unique comaximal factorization domain, introduced by McAdam and Swan (2004). In this article, we prove that there exist large classes of PRINC domains which are not comaximal factorization domains, using diverse kinds of constructions. We also produce PRINC domains that are neither comaximal factorization domains nor projective-free.