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B) Let f 2 KŒX be irreducible; we may as well assume it normalized. Then f is the minimal polynomial of ˛ over K. ˛ 0 / for g 2 KŒX : Is well-deﬁned? ˛ 0 / D 0. ˛ 0 / extending . ˜ In order to have some room to maneuver, we quote now a result whose proof — in spite of the statement’s spartan simplicity — requires further preliminaries and is postponed to the end of the chapter. 3) will also be important in other contexts. Theorem 1. Ei /i2I be an arbitrary family of extensions Ei of a ﬁeld K.
Here is an important ﬁeld-theoretical application of the results from this chapter: Theorem 4 (Kronecker). X / over a ﬁeld K has a root in some appropriate extension of K. Proof. Since deg f 1, there must be an irreducible polynomial g dividing f (consider all nonconstant factors of f and take one of least degree). If an extension of K contains a root of g it will also serve for f ; therefore we assume without loss of generality that f is irreducible. Then Kf D KŒX =f is a ﬁeld, by F5. Up to isomorphism Kf is an extension of K, and the image ˛ of X is a zero of f ; see (18) and (19).
It follows that E D L D K. 1 ˛ C ˇ/, so that E=K is simple (with D 1 ˛ C ˇ as a primitive element). ˛; ˛n /. For K a ﬁnite ﬁeld the assertion follows from the fundamental theorem of the theory of ﬁnite ﬁelds, which we will study later (Theorem 2 in Chapter 9). ˜ 4 Fundamentals of Divisibility Throughout this chapter, R stands for a commutative ring with unity. Much of the content of this chapter is probably familiar to you from earlier courses. We nonetheless lay it out here because of its fundamental importance; in connection with the problems pursued up to now, we will be particularly interested in the question of irreducibility of polynomials.