1
vote
2answers
52 views

Constructing expressions

Suppose you are given all the elementary symmetric functions of $n$ variables $x_1,x_2,...,x_n$ and two rational functions $A(x_1,x_2,...,x_n)$ and $B(x_1,x_2,...,x_n)$ in the same $n$ variables that ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Unique “splitting fields” for infinite polynomials

When creating the splitting field of a polynomial we can without loss of generality assume it has constant coefficient $1$ and splits as $\prod_{k=1}^n(1-z_kT)$. The splitting field is obtained by ...
1
vote
3answers
81 views

Elementary Symmetric Polynomials, Roots of cubic polynomials

I'm given $a_1, a_2, a_3$ as roots of the equation $x^3 + 7x^2 - 8x + 3$ and need to find the cubic polynomials with roots $a_1^2, a_2^2, a_3^3$ and $\frac{1}{a_1}, \frac{1}{a_2}, \frac{1}{a_3}$. ...
4
votes
2answers
106 views

Are the elementary symmetric polynomials “unique”?

The elementary symmetric polynomials are interesting in that they generate the set of symmetric polynomials, in the sense that every symmetric polynomial is some polynomial applied to the elementary ...
1
vote
0answers
103 views

Symmetric function theorem and Galois Theory — How deep is the connection?

By symmetric function theorem in the title, the fundamental theorem of symmetric polynomials is meant: Any symmetric polynomial has a unique representation as a polynomial in the elementary symmetric ...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

Are the coefficients of $\text{minpoly}(\alpha + \beta)$ polynomials in the coefficients of $\text{minpoly}(\alpha)$ and $\text{minpoly}(\beta)$?

Suppose you are given an algebraic field extension $L \supset K$ and $\alpha,\beta \in L$ with $f(X) = \text{minpoly}_K(\alpha)(X)=a_0+...+a_{m-1} X^{m-1}+X^m$ and ...
2
votes
0answers
127 views

Galois Theory References

This may not initially be a well posed question, but I'm looking for a good reference on Galois theory that covers it from the viewpoint of the symmetry in roots of an irreducible polynomial and not a ...
4
votes
1answer
341 views

A proof of the fundamental theorem of symmetric polynomials

I'm reading Exploratory Galois Theory by John Swallow. On page 123 he gives the following remark / alternate proof of the fundamental theorem of symmetric polynomials: Let $K$ be a field and $L$ ...
2
votes
1answer
171 views

Primitive Element for Field Extension of Rational Functions over Symmetric Rational Functions

A rational function $f$ in $n$ variables is a ratio of $2$ polynomials, $$f(x_1,...x_n) = \frac{p(x_1,...x_n)}{q(x_1,...x_n)}$$ where $q$ is not identically $0$. The function is called symmetric if ...