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This paper investigates f-rings that can be constructed in a finite number of steps where every step consists of taking the fibre product of two f-rings, both being either a 1-convex f-ring or a fibre product obtained in an earlier step of the construction. These are the f-rings that satisfy the algebraic property that rings of continuous functions possess when the underlying topological space is finitely an F-space (i.e. has a Stone-čech compactification that is a finite union of compact F-spaces). These f-rings are shown to be SV f-rings with bounded inversion and finite rank and, when constructed from semisimple f-rings, their maximal ideal space under the hull-kernel topology contains a dense open set of maximal ideals containing a unique minimal prime ideal. For a large class of these rings, the sum of prime, semiprime, primary and z-ideals are shown to be prime, semiprime, primary and z-ideals respectively.

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Larson, Suzanne. “Finitely 1-Convex f-Rings.” Topology and Its Applications, vol. 158, no. 14, Jan. 2011, pp. 1888–1901. doi:10.1016/j.topol.2011.06.025.

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