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Ring Construction  Any Simple Examples Welcome
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Nov 22, 2012 7:26 PM




Ring Construction  Any Simple Examples Welcome
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Nov 22, 2012 5:49 AM


I have been looking at periodic linear recurrences and have some conditions involving roots of unity. Now I can get the same results out in the context of a Ring if I assume that I have two elements r and s with the following properties:
1) r and s commute 2) r^n = s^m = 1_R (i.e. they are 'roots' of the multiplicative identity) 3) r  s is not a zero divisor
Unfortunately my ring theory is not strong enough to identify any examples other than the complex numbers which were what I was trying to abstract in the first place. Can anyone help, or point out why I shouldn't expect more exotic examples to exist?
Regards, Eric



