# Quasi-unmixed ring

In algebra, specifically in the theory of commutative rings, a quasi-unmixed ring (also called a formally equidimensional ring in EGA) is a Noetherian ring $A$ such that for each prime ideal p, the completion of the localization Ap is equidimensional, i.e. for each minimal prime ideal q in the completion ${\widehat {A_{p}}}$ , $\dim {\widehat {A_{p}}}/q=\dim A_{p}$ = the Krull dimension of Ap.

## Equivalent conditions

A Noetherian integral domain is quasi-unmixed if and only if it satisfies Nagata's altitude formula. (See also: #formally catenary ring below.)

Precisely, a quasi-unmixed ring is a ring in which the unmixed theorem, which characterizes a Cohen–Macaulay ring, holds for integral closure of an ideal; specifically, for a Noetherian ring $A$ , the following are equivalent:

• $A$ is quasi-unmixed.
• For each ideal I generated by a number of elements equal to its height, the integral closure ${\overline {I}}$ is unmixed in height (each prime divisor has the same height as the others).
• For each ideal I generated by a number of elements equal to its height and for each integer n > 0, ${\overline {I^{n}}}$ is unmixed.

## Formally catenary ring

A Noetherian local ring $A$ is said to be formally catenary if for every prime ideal ${\mathfrak {p}}$ , $A/{\mathfrak {p}}$ is quasi-unmixed. As it turns out, this notion is redundant: Ratliff has shown that a Noetherian local ring is formally catenary if and only if it is universally catenary.

• Herrmann, M., S. Ikeda, and U. Orbanz: Equimultiplicity and Blowing Up. An Algebraic Study with an Appendix by B. Moonen. Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New-York, 1988.

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