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Algebra II: Lecture 11. Add proof of primitve element theorem

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that $\hat{E}/F$ \textit{is} Galois we can apply some known results to arrive at
\begin{theorem}[Primitve Element Theorem]
\begin{theorem}[Primitve Element Theorem]\label{thm:pet}
Let $E/F$ be a finite extension, with F a field with characteristic 0. Then
there exists some $\alpha$ in $E$ such that $E = F(\alpha)$.
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\section{Characteristic 0}
Consider a finite field extension $E/F$ and suppose $F$ has characteristic 0.
Then there exists some $\hat{E}$ that contains $E$ with $\hat{E}/F$ being
......@@ -126,8 +126,66 @@ $F(r) = E$ is also fixed by $\sigma$ and thus not \textbf{only} $F$ is fixed,
meaning the extension is not Galois by the very first definition of a Galois
\section{Primitive element theorem}
We are now in a position to prove the primitive element theorem~\ref{thm:pet}.
To that end, let $E/F$ be a finite extension $\Char (F) = 0$. As the
extension is finite, we assume $E = F(\alpha, \beta)$. Cases in which more
generators are needed are them proven by induction. From
Theorem~\ref{thm:existence_of_galois}, we have some $\hat E$ with $E \subseteq
\hat E$ and $\hat E /F$ Galois. By the Galois correspondence there can only be
finitely many subextensions $\hat E / K / F$, hence only finitely many
subextensions $E / K /F$. We can now consider the extensions over the
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& & F & & \\
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for every $k \in \Z$. This generates infinitely many extensions, so they can't
all be distinct. There is some $F(\alpha + m \beta) = F(\alpha + k\beta)$. So
$\alpha + m\beta, \alpha + k\beta \in F(\alpha + m\beta)$, and thus their
difference must be too $(m-k) \beta \in F(\alpha + m\beta)$. As $F$ has
characteristic $0$, the prime field is isomorphic to $\Q$, and thus $(m-k) \in
F$. We can conclude $\beta \in F(\alpha + m\beta)$ and thus $\alpha \in
F(\alpha + m\beta)$. Finally, $E = F(\alpha, \beta) = F(\alpha + m \beta)$.
\section{Skew Fields and Wedderburn's Theorem}
\begin{definition}[Skew Field, Division Algebra]
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