Irreducible divisor graphs in commutative rings with zero divisors
irreducible divisor graphs, commulative rings, zero-divisors
In their article “Irreducible Divisor Graphs”, Coykendall and Maney (2007) introduced the idea of irreducible divisor graphs of elements of a domain. We generalize this concept to commutative rings with zero divisors. In particular, the interplay of unique factoring and connected/complete graphs is explored. The diameter and girth of such graphs are also briefly discussed.
Communications in Algebra