### Abstract

A homogeneous ideal I of a polynomial ring S is said to have the Rees property if, for any homogeneous ideal J ⊂ S which contains I, the number of generators of J is smaller than or equal to that of I. A homogeneous ideal I ⊂ S is said to be m-full if mI:y=I for some y ∈ m, where m is the graded maximal ideal of S. It was proved by one of the authors that m-full ideals have the Rees property and that the converse holds in a polynomial ring with two variables. In this note, we give examples of ideals which have the Rees property but are not m-full in a polynomial ring with more than two variables. To prove this result, we also show that every Artinian monomial almost complete intersection in three variables has the Sperner property.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 445-454 |

Number of pages | 10 |

Journal | Archiv der Mathematik |

Volume | 101 |

Issue number | 5 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2013 Nov 1 |

Externally published | Yes |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Mathematics(all)

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## Cite this

*Archiv der Mathematik*,

*101*(5), 445-454. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00013-013-0565-5