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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2005, Issue 9, Pages 1387-1391

A weak periodicity condition for rings

1Department of Mathematics, American University of Beirut, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
2Department of Mathematics, Brock University, ON, St. Catharines L2S 3A1, Canada
3Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA

Received 24 February 2005

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A ring is called semi-weakly periodic if each element which is not in the center or the Jacobson radical can be written as the sum of a potent element and a nilpotent element. After discussing some basic properties of such rings, we investigate their commutativity behavior.