# Tagged Questions

Use this tag for questions about fields and field theory in abstract algebra. A field is, roughly speaking, an algebraic structure in which addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of elements are well-defined. Please use (galois-theory) instead for questions specifically about that topic....

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### $G$ has normal subgroup of order 5

Let $L$ be the splitting field of $x^5-7$ over $Q$ and let $G=\text{Gal}(L/Q)$ (I) Prove that $G$ has a normal subgroup of order $5$ (II) Prove that $G$ has a subgroup of order $4$ that is not ...
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### What does $F[x]$ mean?

Lemma: $F$ is a field only if $F\left [ x \right ]$ is a Principal Ideal Domain. This is a theorem from Ring; divisibility of integral domain. What does $F\left [ x \right ]$ mean?
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### Logic of Set Theory & Partially Order (Informative Discussion)

My final exam passed but, honestly I want to understand what this (Question 4) problem means because I don't know what it is asking for. I am a undergraduate, so it would be most helpful if the ...
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### Find the minimal polynomial $f$ of $√5+i$ over $\mathbb Q$

The candidate is $x^4-8x^2+36=0$ but we cant use Eisenstein here to prove irreducibility. What do we do?
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### How is $[Q(\sqrt2, \sqrt3 ) : Q(\sqrt2)]=2$?

$\mathbb{Q}$ is the rationals. I know that $\sqrt3 \notin \mathbb{Q}(\sqrt2)$ but so what? The answer to this question seems to be based upon that. Really don't understand what that means in finding ...
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### What can we say about the dimension of $[ E : F]$ if $F finite$ and $f \in F[x]$ min. polynomial [closed]

suppose I have a field $F$ and $\alpha \notin F$. $F$ is finite so $char(F)$ is some $p \in \mathbb{N}$ when I have a minimal polynomial $f_\alpha \in F[x]$ with $deg(f_\alpha)=n$ then the dimension ...
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### elements of a finite field vs its characteristic

What is the difference saying, '' a finite field with $q$ elements'' or ''a field with characteristic $p$'' ? a finite field must be of prime characteristic and vice versa, what is the difference ...
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### Is ({1, 0}, ⊕, ∨) a field? and Is ({1, 0}, ⊕, ∧) a field?

1 and 0 denote the logical statements True and False. These two questions are for homework so would rather an answer that could help explain it to me then just a straight answer. Thanks to anyone who ...
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### Example of Galois extension over Q which is not cyclotomic

So, prof. introduced Galois extensions yesterday and I do apologise if I did not get something correctly. So, if I am right every finite extension of finite field is almost obviously Galois(using ...
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### Splitting field and automorphisms

I know that if $K$ is a field and $f\in K[x]$, then there exists a splitting field of $f$ on $K$. If one has two isomorphic fields $K_1$ and $K_2$ (say $\sigma$ an isomorphism) and $f\in K_1[x]$, ...
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### Value group of simple field extension: Are these value groups equal?

Suppose that a field extension $L/K$ is finite, K is a Henselian field with a exponential valuation $v$, and $w$ is an extension of $v$ to $L$. (If it is necessary, we can also assume that $L/K$ is ...
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### Galois Group is $\mathbb{Z}/4\mathbb{Z}$.

Let $K \subseteq L$ be a Galois field extension with Gal$(L/K) \cong \mathbb{Z}/4\mathbb{Z}$. Show that $L$ is the splitting field of a polynomial $f(x)=(x^2 −a)^2 −b$ for elements $a,b \in K$ such ...
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### How many elements are in the field of fractions $\Bbb Z_3(t)$?

As in exercise for my Galois Theory course I am supposed to find the number of elements in the field of fractions $\Bbb Z_3(t)$. I am very confused as to how to approach this question because I ...
### Galois Group of Splitting Field, $S_4$
I've shown that the polynomial $x^4+px+p \in \mathbb{Q}[x]$, where $p$ is prime, is irreducible by Eisenstein's criterion. However, it remains to be shown that the Galois group of the splitting field ...
Suppose K is a finite field extension of $\mathbb{Q}$. Let K ⊆ L be a Galois field extension and K ⊆ K′ be a finite field extension. Show that K′ ⊆ K′L is a Galois field extension and \text{Gal}(K′L ...