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Dales, HG & Loy, RJ 1986, 'Prime ideals in algebras of continuous functions', *Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society*, vol. 98, no. 3, pp. 426-430. https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1986-0857934-6

Dales, H. G., & Loy, R. J. (1986). Prime ideals in algebras of continuous functions. *Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society*, *98*(3), 426-430. https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1986-0857934-6

Dales HG, Loy RJ. Prime ideals in algebras of continuous functions. Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. 1986;98(3):426-430. https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1986-0857934-6

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