A STRUCTURE ON COEFFICIENTS OF NILPOTENT POLYNOMIALS Jeon, Young-Cheol; Lee, Yang; Ryu, Sung-Ju;
We observe a structure on the products of coefficients of nilpotent polynomials, introducing the concept of n-semi-Armendariz that is a generalization of Armendariz rings. We first obtain a classification of reduced rings, proving that a ring R is reduced if and only if the n by n upper triangular matrix ring over R is n-semi-Armendariz. It is shown that n-semi-Armendariz rings need not be (n+1)-semi-Armendariz and vice versa. We prove that a ring R is n-semi-Armendariz if and only if so is the polynomial ring over R. We next study interesting properties and useful examples of n-semi-Armendariz rings, constructing various kinds of counterexamples in the process.