I can't follow a statement in my notes:
"Let $K$ be a finite field, with $f \in K[X]$ an irreducible polynomial of degree $d$. Then any finite extension $L/K$ is normal, and so if $L$ contains one root of $f$ then it contains all the roots of $f$. Therefore, the splitting field $L$ of $f$ is of the form $K(\alpha)$, where $f$ is the minimal polynomial for $\alpha$."
I can see why $L$ must be normal (any finite extension of a finite field is Galois), and so by definition if $L$ contains one root of $f$ then it contains all the roots of $f$. I don't follow the next sentence at all:
i) Why must $L$ be the splitting field of $f$? EDIT: Is this $L$ now a 'new' $L$?
ii) If $L$ is the splitting field of $f$, why must it be of the form $K(\alpha)$?