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We proceed inductively. Clearly this holds for N ≤ n−1. For N ≥ n, suppose this holds ∀αj , j < N . αN = αN −n αn = αN −n [−(a0 + a1 α + · · · + an−1 αn−1 )] = (−αN −n a0 )1 + (−αN −n a1 )α + · · · + (−αN −n an−1 )αn−1 . By our inductive hypothesis, −αN −n ai ∈ Z[α] ∀i = 0, 1, . . , n − 1. Then Z[α] is a Z-module generated by {1, α, . . , αn−1 }. 3. ALGEBRAIC NUMBER FIELDS 37 (c) ⇒ (d) Let M = Z[α]. Clearly αZ[α] ⊆ Z[α]. (d) ⇒ (a) Let x1 , . . , xr generate M over Z. So M ⊆ Zx1 + · · · + Zxr .

P p Since both αn /p and (bj+1 +bj+2 α+· · ·+bn αn−j−2 ) are in OK , we conclude that (bj αn−1 )/p ∈ OK . 3. EXAMPLES 47 must be an integer. But p does not divide bj , and p2 does not divide a0 , so this is impossible. This proves that we do not have an element of order p, and thus p [OK : M ]. 2 Let m ∈ Z, α ∈ OK . Prove that dK/Q (α + m) = dK/Q (α). 3 Let α be an algebraic integer, and let f (x) be the minimal polyn (i) nomial of α. If f has degree n, show that dK/Q (α) = (−1)( 2 ) n i=1 f (α ).

N) are the conjugates of θ, then Q(θ(i) ), for i = 2, . . , n, is called a conjugate ﬁeld to Q(θ). Further, the maps θ → θ(i) are monomorphisms of K = Q(θ) → Q(θ(i) ) (referred to as embeddings of K into C). We can partition the conjugates of θ into real roots and nonreal roots (called complex roots). K is called a normal extension (or Galois extension) of Q if all the conjugate ﬁelds of K are identical √ to K. For example, any quadratic exten3 sion√ of Q is normal. However, Q( 2) is not √ √ since the two conjugate ﬁelds 3 2 3 Q(ρ 2) and Q(ρ 2) are distinct from Q( 3 2).