# What Are Rings?

Rings are algebraic structures that generalize fields. A ring is defined to have a multiplicative identity. In addition, rings must have a commutative inverse. This means that a ring may have more than one inverse, but not more than one multiplicative inverse.

Commutative rings are more understood than noncommutative rings. For example, a ring of integers is a commutative ring. If a ring of even integers is a left Artinian ring, then its multiplicative identity element is 1. However, a ring of even integers is not a left Noetherian ring, since it doesn’t have a strictly increasing infinite chain of left ideals.

Rings were first formalized as a generalization of Dedekind domains. This allowed them to be useful in analysis. They are also used in geometry. Some of the simplest rings are polynomials, square real matrices, and integers.

The concept of rings was developed in the 1870s. The earliest known rings have been found in the tombs of ancient Egypt. Ancient Greeks used rings for decorative purposes. Later, they were etched with geometric designs. These rings were believed to have magical powers.

In modern times, rings are usually made from metal. They can be worn on the finger, ear, or toes. Wearing rings can also be a symbol of commitment. Engagement rings are commonly worn by couples who are about to get married. Many couples wear their birthstone on their engagement ring. Symbols of fidelity and authority are also often represented by rings.

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Several natural examples of commutative rings can be observed in algebraic number theory. For example, a ring Z of integers is a subring of a ring R. Similarly, a ring of integers is an affine ring. A coordinate ring of affine algebraic variety is a ring with integers of a number field. Another example is a ring of n x n real square matrices.

The simplest ring is an integer. It is also the center of a ring R. It can be shaped like a flat band or a semicircular cross-section.

There are many other commutative rings. Such rings include a ring of n x (n + k) real square matrices. Also, there is a ring of n tan integers, a ring of n x 2 real square matrices, and a ring of n tan x 3 real square matrices.

Commutative ring theory is a prominent area of mathematics. This is due to the influence of algebraic geometry, which provides natural ring structures. Additionally, it is based on the Hilbert’s Nullstellensatz.

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