Munshi's Proof of the Nullstellensatz

  title={Munshi's Proof of the Nullstellensatz},
  author={J. Peter May},
  journal={The American Mathematical Monthly},
  • J. Peter May
  • Published 2003 in The American Mathematical Monthly
Following Ritabrata Munshi [5] and using extracts from Kaplansky’s book [3], we give a geodesic proof of the Nullstellensatz, aimed at undergraduates. Some historical commentary will be given in Section 7. We assume familiarity with the definitions of a commutative ring, an integral domain, a field, and the field of fractions of an integral domain. The letter R will always stand for an integral domain, and K will stand for its field of fractions. We also assume familiarity with the notion of an… CONTINUE READING