Throughout this paper, R will be a commutative integral domain with identity and x an indeterminate. If ƒ ∈ R[x], let CR(ƒ) denote the ideal of R generated by the coefficients of ƒ. Define SR = {ƒ ∈ R[x]: cR(ƒ) = R} and UR
= {ƒ ∈ R(x): c
R
(ƒ)– 1 = R}. For a,b ∈ R, write . When no confusion may result, we will write c(ƒ), S, U, and (a:b). It follows that both S and U are multiplicatively closed sets in R[x] [7, Proposition 33.1], [17, Theorem F], and that R[x]
s
⊆ R[x]
U
.
The ring R[x]s, denoted by R(x), has been the object of study of several authors (see for example [1], [2], [3], [12]). An especially interesting paper concerning R(x) is that of Arnold's [3], where he, among other things, characterizes when R(x) is a Priifer domain. We shall make special use of his results in our work.