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Extensions of Half-Factorial Domains: A Survey

ByJim Coykendall

The purpose of this chapter is to give an expository overview of some of the recent work in the study of half-factorial domains and their extension rings. This chapter is written as an expansion on an invited 45-minute address presented in Chapel Hill in October of 2003. The author would like to begin by expressing his gratitude to Professors Scott Chapman and Bill Smith for their kind invitation and hospitality.