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A Baer ring is a ring $R$ in which every left annihilator is generated by an idempotent $e$. The analogous definition in terms of right annihilators is equivalent . A Baer ring is necessarily a left and a right Rickart ring.

Examples of Baer rings include integral domains, and matrix rings over a field.

See also: Baer semi-group.

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Baer ring. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Baer_ring&oldid=42108