By Falko Lorenz
From Math reports: "This is an enthralling textbook, introducing the reader to the classical components of algebra. The exposition is admirably transparent and lucidly written with purely minimum necessities from linear algebra. the hot ideas are, no less than within the first a part of the e-book, outlined within the framework of the advance of conscientiously chosen difficulties. hence, for example, the transformation of the classical geometrical difficulties on buildings with ruler and compass of their algebraic surroundings within the first bankruptcy introduces the reader spontaneously to such basic algebraic notions as box extension, the measure of an extension, etc... The publication ends with an appendix containing workouts and notes at the prior elements of the booklet. in spite of the fact that, short ancient reviews and proposals for additional studying also are scattered in the course of the text."
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1 ˛ C ˇ/ D K. 2 ˛ C ˇ/ DW L: Then . 1 ˛ C ˇ/ . 2 ˛ C ˇ/ D . 1 2 /˛ lies in L, and therefore so does ˛, and likewise ˇ. 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.
Kronecker’s construction of simple algebraic extensions 27 Proof. ˛/, so f is irreducible by F5. ˛/ D 0 is divisible by f . If g is irreducible and normalized, it must equal f because f is also a normalized polynomial of degree at least 1. ˜ p 3 Example. X / D X 3 2. ˛/. ˛/ D 0 all we have to do, thanks to F6, is show that g is irreducible. Suppose g D g1 g2 were a nontrivial factorization of g in ޑŒX . Then one or the other factor, say g1 , has degree 1. Being linear, g1 haspa zero ˇ in ޑ.
X / are in R. 0/ D . 0/ we have ˛ j a0 . ˜ Application. Consider the special case R D ޚ, K D ޑ. X / D X 3 2 is irreducible. Suppose f were reducible. Since it has degree 3, it would have a linear factor, and therefore a root ˛ in ޑ. By F8, X 3 2 would also have a root in ޚ, which is clearly not the case. p 3 From the irreducibility of X 3 2 it follows that 2 is not a rational number. Using similar arguments of numbers p p p one can easily derive from p F8 the irrationality 5 6 12 12 such as 3; 72; 27.
Algebra: Volume I: Fields and Galois Theory by Falko Lorenz