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Problem 1 (DF, Problem 7, p. 455)

Let $R=\Z[x,y]$ and let $I=(x,y)$. Define a map


Prove that this is a well defined alternating map from $I\times I\to \Z$.

Problem 2 (DF, Problem 12, p. 455)

Let $F$ be of characteristic $2$ and let $V$ be a vector space over $F$. Prove that an alternating bilinear map on $F$ is symmetric, but that not every symmetric bilinear map is alternating.