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Concerning $k \subset L \subset k(x,y)$

The following is a known result in algebraic geometry: Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero (for example, $k=\mathbb{C}$). Let $L$ be a field such that $k \subset L \subset ...
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General linear group action on extensions of finite fields

Let $q$ be a prime power. Let $\mathbb{F}_q$ be the finite field with $q$ elements. Then $\mathbb{F}_{q^n}$ is a field extension of $\mathbb{F}_q$ of degree $n$ and can be considered as an $n$-...
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Bounds on degrees of minimal polynomials of infinite degree algebraic extension

If $E/F$ is algebraic extension of finite degree $n$, then if $\alpha \in E$ is an element, then the degree of minial polynomial $m_\alpha$ for $\alpha$ is at most $n$. Even better, $\deg m_\alpha$ ...
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Cubic polynomials over finite fields whose roots are quadratic residues or non-residues

For a cubic polynomial $f(x)=x^3+x^2+\frac{1}{4}x+c$ over $\mathbb{F}_q$, where $q$ is a odd prime power, I find that for a lot of $q$, there does not exist $c\in\mathbb{F}_q$ such that $f$ has three ...
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Complete reducibility and field extension

Let $\pi$ be a representation of a Lie algebra $L$ in a finite-dimensional linear space $V$ over the field $F$. Let $K$ be a field extension of $F$. Let $\pi_K=\pi\otimes K$ be the corresponding ...
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A bound for $[\mathbb{C}(x,y,z):\mathbb{C}(p,q,r)]$, where $\operatorname{Jac}(p,q,r) \in \mathbb{C}^{\times}$

Y. Zhang (in his PhD thesis) and P. I. Katsylo proved the following nice result; the two proofs are different, see: Zhang's thesis and Katsylo's paper: Let $f: (x,y) \mapsto (p,q)$ be a $k$-algebra ...
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Sum of subfields of $\mathbb{C}$

Do there exist algebraically closed subfields $F_1, F_2, \dots, F_n$ ($n \geq 2$) of the field of complex numbers such that no $F_i$ is contained in $\bigcup_{j \neq i} F_j$ and $F_1 + F_2 + \dots F_n ...
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Modal Principles of Field Extensions

In 2007 (with more work done later), J. Hamkins and B. Löwe found that the ZFC provably valid principles of forcing are the assertions of S4.2. In the introduction, they mention field extension as a ...
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Image of the norm map for degree $3$ galois extension over $\mathbb{Q}$

I want to construct a cyclic division algebra of degree $3$ over some degree $3$ Galois extension $E$ of $\mathbb{Q}$. So the construction is as follows: As a set $D=E\oplus uE \oplus u^2 E$ where $u$...
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Extension of isomorphism of fields

I know this is not a "research Mathematical question", but this is a question that I would ask to my Math colleagues, but no one could give me a readily "yes-no" answer. Unfortunately, this is not a ...
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Finite extension of fields with no primitive element

What is an example of a finite field extension which is not generated by a single element? Background: A finite field extension E of F is generated by a primitive element if and only if there are a ...
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What are the primes that are ramified?

Let $K$ be an imaginary quadratic field and $E$ be an elliptic curve with CM by $\mathcal{O}_K$. We know that the maximal unramified extension (Hilbert class field) $H/K$ is $K(j(E))$. Can we ...
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Field extensions (non-algebraic)

Let k be a field, and L/k a finitely generated field extensions. I would like to know if one can classify intermediate extensions L/K/k such that K/k has transcendence degree one. This question ...