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A unique factorization domain, or UFD, is an integral domain $R$ such that for every non-zero non-unit $a\in R$ there exist irreducibles $p_1, \ldots, p_n$ such that \[ a = p_1\cdots p_n,\] and this representation is unique up to the order of the factors and up to associates.

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  • Last edited by David Roe on 2020-10-13 17:48:23
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