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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2006 (2006), Article ID 90868, 6 pages

On n-flat modules and n-Von Neumann regular rings

Département de Mathématiques et Informatique, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques Fès-Saïss, Université S. M. Ben Abdellah, Fès BP 2202, Morocco

Received 4 May 2006; Revised 20 June 2006; Accepted 21 August 2006

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We show that each R-module is n-flat (resp., weakly n-flat) if and only if R is an (n,n1)-ring (resp., a weakly (n,n1)-ring). We also give a new characterization of n-Von Neumann regular rings and a characterization of weak n-Von Neumann regular rings for (CH)-rings and for local rings. Finally, we show that in a class of principal rings and a class of local Gaussian rings, a weak n-Von Neumann regular ring is a (CH)-ring.