Korean J. Math. Vol. 21 No. 3 (2013) pp.319-323
Some examples of weakly factorial rings
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Let $D$ be a principal ideal domain, $X$ be an indeterminate over $D$, $D[X]$ be the polynomial ring over $D$, and $R_n = D[X]/(X^n)$ for an integer $n \geq 1$. Clearly, $R_n$ is a commutative Noetherian ring with identity, and hence each nonzero nonunit of $R_n$ can be written as a finite product of irreducible
elements. In this paper, we show that every irreducible element of $R_n$ is a primary element, and thus every nonunit element of $R_n$ can be written as a finite product of primary elements.