I am attempting to solve Artin problem 16.6.3. The chapter is on Galois extensions, so I assume the tools of Galois theory will be key to the solution.
Let $K\supset L \supset F$ be a chain of extension fields of degree 2. Assume $char(F)=0$. Show that $K$ can be generated over $F$ by the root of an irreducible quartic polynomial of the form $x^4+bx^2+c$.
I take it that $[K:L]=[L:F]=2$, implying that $[K:F]=4$. Since $[K:F]$ is finite and $char(F)=0$, we have by Primitive Element Theorem that $K=F(α)$ for some $α\in F$.
Therefore, $α$ is the root of some monic, degree 4 polynomial $f(x)=x^4+a_3x^3+a_2x^2+a_1x+a_0 \in F[x]$.
If I can show that $a_3=a_1=0$, I will be done, but how can I show this? Or if it is impossible to show this, is there another way I can solve the problem?