, Volume 83, Issue 1, pp 327-330

A quadratic field which is Euclidean but not norm-Euclidean

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Abstract

The classification of rings of algebraic integers which are Euclidean (not necessarily for the norm function) is a major unsolved problem. Assuming the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis, Weinberger [7] showed in 1973 that for algebraic number fields containing infinitely many units the ring of integersR is a Euclidean domain if and only if it is a principal ideal domain. Since there are principal ideal domains which are not norm-Euclidean, there should exist examples of rings of algebraic integers which are Euclidean but not norm-Euclidean. In this paper, we give the first example for quadratic fields, the ring of integers of \(\mathbb{Q}\left( {\sqrt {69} } \right)\) .