Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Mathematics and Statistics

First Advisor

Yongwei Yao - Chair

Second Advisor

Lifeng Ding

Third Advisor

Florian Enescu

Fourth Advisor

Imre Patyi


In this paper, we study primary decomposition of any proper submodule N of a module M over a noetherian ring R. We start by briefly discussing basic facts about the very well known case where M is a finitely generated module over a Noetherian ring R, then we proceed to discuss the general case where M is any module over a Noetherian ring R. We put a lot of focus on the associated primes that occur with the primary decomposition, essentially studying their uniqueness and their relation to the associated primes of M/N.

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