# Tagged: Eisenstein’s criterion

## Problem 499

Find an example of an infinite algebraic extension over the field of rational numbers $\Q$ other than the algebraic closure $\bar{\Q}$ of $\Q$ in $\C$.

## Problem 399

Prove that the cubic polynomial $x^3-2$ is irreducible over the field $\Q(i)$.

## Problem 358

Let $\alpha= \sqrt[3]{2}e^{2\pi i/3}$. Prove that $x_1^2+\cdots +x_k^2=-1$ has no solutions with all $x_i\in \Q(\alpha)$ and $k\geq 1$.

## Problem 335

Consider the cubic polynomial $f(x)=x^3-x+1$ in $\Q[x]$.
Let $\alpha$ be any real root of $f(x)$.
Then prove that $\sqrt{2}$ can not be written as a linear combination of $1, \alpha, \alpha^2$ with coefficients in $\Q$.

## Problem 334

Prove that the polynomial
$f(x)=x^3+9x+6$ is irreducible over the field of rational numbers $\Q$.
Let $\theta$ be a root of $f(x)$.
Then find the inverse of $1+\theta$ in the field $\Q(\theta)$.

## Problem 333

Let $R$ be an integral domain and let $S=R[t]$ be the polynomial ring in $t$ over $R$. Let $n$ be a positive integer.

Prove that the polynomial
$f(x)=x^n-t$ in the ring $S[x]$ is irreducible in $S[x]$.

## Problem 234

Show that the polynomial
$f(x)=x^4-2x-1$ is irreducible over the field of rational numbers $\Q$.

## Problem 231

Show that $\Q(\sqrt{2+\sqrt{2}})$ is a cyclic quartic field, that is, it is a Galois extension of degree $4$ with cyclic Galois group.

## Problem 179

Prove that $\sqrt[m]{2}$ is an irrational number for any integer $m \geq 2$.

## Problem 110

Let $p \in \Z$ be a prime number.

Then describe the elements of the Galois group of the polynomial $x^p-2$.

## Problem 92

Determine the splitting field and its degree over $\Q$ of the polynomial
$x^4+x^2+1.$ Read solution

## Problem 89

Prove that the polynomial $x^p-2$ for a prime number $p$ is irreducible over the field $\Q(\zeta_p)$, where $\zeta_p$ is a primitive $p$th root of unity.

## Problem 82

Show that the polynomial $x^3-\sqrt{2}$ is irreducible over the field $\Q(\sqrt{2})$.