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## #1 2010-04-23 16:18:56

laipou
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(1)Is there exists a polynomial

such that its splitting field
is contained in a radical extension
over
,but
?
(2)suppose
.
What does "Solve for a by radicals" mean?

Thanks for any help.

Last edited by laipou (2010-04-23 16:19:22)

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## #2 2010-04-24 23:51:48

laipou
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Sorry,the title should be "radical extension".

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## #3 2010-04-25 02:54:54

Ricky
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1. If F is a radical extension, then

What can you say about the intermediate fields in between F and Q?

2. "Solve by radicals" means come up with an expression for e^(2pi i)/7 using only rational numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and (rational) exponents.

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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## #4 2010-04-25 21:24:25

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All I know is that

is solvable for all intermediate field
.

Last edited by laipou (2010-04-25 21:26:47)

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## #5 2010-04-26 01:53:30

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Solvable won't do it for you.  Think "Fundamental theorem of Galois theory".

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## #6 2010-04-26 03:50:15

laipou
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