# On even cyclotomic polynomials

Let $\Phi_n$ be the nth cyclotomic polynomial.

I would like to show that if $4$ divides $n$, then $\Phi_n$ is even. Any idea ?

• Oct 19 '14 at 11:19

• if $n=4k$, then $\phi(n)=\deg(\Phi_n(x))$ is even
• $z$ is a $4k$-th primitive root if and only if $\;-z\;$ is