1. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 461)
 Ara, Pere; O'Meara, Kevin C.

The Nilpotent Regular Element Problem
We use George Bergman's recent normal form for universally adjoining
an inner inverse to show that, for general rings, a nilpotent
regular element $x$ need not be unitregular.
This contrasts sharply with the situation for nilpotent regular
elements in exchange rings (a large class of rings), and for
general rings when all powers of the nilpotent element $x$ are
regular.
Keywords:nilpotent element, von Neumann regular element, unitregular, Bergman's normal form Categories:16E50, 16U99, 16S10, 16S15 

2. CMB 2009 (vol 53 pp. 321)
 Lee, TsiuKwen; Zhou, Yiqiang

A Theorem on UnitRegular Rings
Let $R$ be a unitregular ring and let $\sigma $ be an endomorphism of
$R$ such that $\sigma (e)=e$ for all $e^2=e\in R$ and let $n\ge 0$. It
is proved that every element of $R[x \mathinner;\sigma]/(x^{n+1})$ is
equivalent to an element of the form $e_0+e_1x+\dots +e_nx^n$, where
the $e_i$ are orthogonal idempotents of $R$. As an application, it is
proved that $R[x \mathinner; \sigma ]/(x^{n+1})$ is left morphic for each
$n\ge 0$.
Keywords:morphic rings, unitregular rings, skew polynomial rings Categories:16E50, 16U99, 16S70, 16S35 

3. CMB 2006 (vol 49 pp. 265)
 Nicholson, W. K.; Zhou, Y.

Endomorphisms That Are the Sum of a Unit and a Root of a Fixed Polynomial
If $C=C(R)$ denotes the center of a ring $R$ and $g(x)$ is a polynomial in
C[x]$, Camillo and Sim\'{o}n called a ring $g(x)$clean if every element is
the sum of a unit and a root of $g(x)$. If $V$ is a vector space of
countable dimension over a division ring $D,$ they showed that
$\end {}_{D}V$ is
$g(x)$clean provided that $g(x)$ has two roots in $C(D)$. If $g(x)=xx^{2}$
this shows that $\end {}_{D}V$ is clean, a result of Nicholson and Varadarajan.
In this paper we remove the countable condition, and in fact prove that
$\Mend {}_{R}M$ is $g(x)$clean for any semisimple module $M$ over an arbitrary
ring $R$ provided that $g(x)\in (xa)(xb)C[x]$ where $a,b\in C$ and both $b$
and $ba$ are units in $R$.
Keywords:Clean rings, linear transformations, endomorphism rings Categories:16S50, 16E50 
