Quotient Ring of Integers and Zero

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Theorem

Let $\struct {\Z, +, \times}$ be the integral domain of integers.

Let $\ideal 0$ be the principal ideal of $\struct {\Z, +, \times}$ generated by $0$.


The quotient ring $\struct {\Z / \ideal 0, +, \times}$ is isomorphic to $\struct {\Z, +, \times}$.


Proof

\(\displaystyle \ideal 0\) \(=\) \(\displaystyle \set {\sum^n_{i \mathop = 1} r_i \times 0 \times s_i: n \in \N; r_i, s_i \in \Z}\) Definition of Principal Ideal of Ring
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle \set {\sum^n_{i \mathop = 1} 0: n \in \N}\) $0$ is the zero under integer multiplication
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle \set 0\) Integer Addition Identity is Zero