# nLab nilpotent ideal

A (left) ideal $I$ in a ring $R$ is nilpotent if the ideal ${I}^{n}$ consisting of all $n$-tuple products ${i}_{1}\cdots {i}_{n}$ of elements in $I$ is the zero ideal.

Revised on August 7, 2009 16:39:19 by Toby Bartels (71.104.230.172)