Nil Ideal

In mathematics, more specifically ring theory, a left, right or two-sided ideal of a ring is said to be a nil ideal if each of its elements is nilpotent.

The nilradical of a commutative ring is an example of a nil ideal; in fact, it is the ideal of the ring maximal with respect to the property of being nil. Unfortunately the set of nil elements does not always form an ideal for noncommutative rings. Nil ideals are still associated with interesting open questions, especially the unsolved K├Âthe conjecture.

Read more about Nil Ideal:  Commutative Rings, Noncommutative Rings, Relation To Nilpotent Ideals

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