# Discriminant using polynomials in $\mathbb{C}[x]$

Show that the Discriminant of the product of two polynomials in $\mathbb{C} [x]$ is the product of the discriminants multiplied by the square of their resultant, Use the Usual definitions from Discriminant,

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I think it has little to do with Number Theory (except insofar as it may be applied there) and nothing to do with the Chinese Remainder Theorem. It just comes from rolling out the formulas for discriminant and resultant. Discriminant of $f$ involves a product of differences of roots of $f$, resultant of $f$ and $g$ involves a product of differences of roots of $f$ and roots of $g$. – Gerry Myerson Oct 15 '12 at 22:46
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@Julian, done --- but I don't do chat. – Gerry Myerson Jun 12 '13 at 9:19
@GerryMyerson No problem. – Julian Kuelshammer Jun 12 '13 at 10:16

This comes from rolling out the formulas for discriminant and resultant. Discriminant of $f$ involves a product of differences of roots of $f$, resultant of $f$ and $g$ involves a product of differences of roots of $f$ and roots of $g$, and the roots of a product are the union, with multiplicities, of the roots of the individual polynomials.