A class of J-quasipolar rings

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Ankara University

2 Hacettepe University


In this paper, we introduce a class of $J$-quasipolar rings. Let $R$ be a ring with identity. An element $a$ of a ring $R$ is called {\it weakly $J$-quasipolar} if there exists $p^2 = p\in comm^2(a)$ such that $a + p$ or $a-p$ are contained in $J(R)$ and the ring $R$ is called {\it weakly $J$-quasipolar} if every element of $R$ is weakly $J$-quasipolar. We give many characterizations and investigate general properties of weakly $J$-quasipolar rings. If $R$ is a weakly $J$-quasipolar ring, then we show that (1) $R/J(R)$ is weakly $J$-quasipolar, (2) $R/J(R)$ is commutative, (3) $R/J(R)$ is reduced. We use weakly $J$-quasipolar rings to obtain more results for $J$-quasipolar rings. We prove that the class of weakly $J$-quasipolar rings lies between the class of $J$-quasipolar rings and the class of quasipolar rings. Among others it is shown that a ring $R$ is abelian weakly $J$-quasipolar if and only if $R$ is uniquely clean.