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1 MATHEMATICS Introduction to Modern Algebra II Review. (1) Give an example of a non-commutative ring; a ring without unit; a division ring which is not a eld and a ring which is not a domain. (2) Show that any division ring is a domain. (3) Dene the quaternions, their norm and "conjugation". What is the inverse of 1 + i j? How many solutions does z 4 = 2 have? (4) Show that Z n is a eld if and only if n is prime. Find the invertible elements in Z 24. (5) Show that the set of square matrices f a b j a; b 2 Rg b a is a eld isomorphic to C. (6) Prove that a nite domain is a division ring. (7) Let R be a division ring. Dene nr for any n 2 Z and r 2 R. Show that na + ma = (n + m)a and (na)(mb) = (nm)(ab) for n; m 2 Z and a; b 2 R. (8) Dene ideal. Show that the kernel of a homomorphism of rings is an ideal. Show that if I is an ideal in a ring R then R=I is a ring. State and prove the First Homomorphism Theorem. (9) Let R be a commutative ring and a 2 R. Show that (a) = faxjx 2 Rg is an ideal. (10) Let I; J be ideals in a commutative ring R. Show that I + J and I \ J are ideals. If A R is a subring, show that A \ I is an ideal of A. (11) Let m; n 2 Z. Compute mz + nz and mz \ nz. (12) If : R! R 0 is a surjective homomorphism of rings and R has a unit element 1 2 R, then show that (1) is the unit element of R 0. Give an example where is not surjective and (1) is not the unit element of R 0. (13) Let R be a commutative ring with 1. Show that R is a eld if and only if (0) is a maximal ideal. (14) What are the maximal ideals in Z? (15) Let R = fa + b p 2ja; b 2 Zg R. Show that R is a subring of R; show that M = fa + b p 2ja; b 2 5Zg is a maximal ideal of R and hence R=M is a eld with 25 elements. (16) Let : R! R 0 be a homomorphism of rings with kernel K. If A 0 is a subring of R 0, show that A = 1 (A 0 ) is a subring of R such that A=K = A 0. 1

2 2 (17) Find non-trivial left and right ideals of the ring of 22 matrices over R. Show that there are no nontrivial two sided ideals. (18) State and prove the Division Algorithm for polynomials in F [x]. (19) Prove that if F is a eld, then F [x] is a PID. Give an example of a integral domain which is not a PID. (20) Show that (5; x) Z[x] and (x; y) C[x; y] are not principal. (21) Dene greatest common divisor of two polynomials and dene when two polynomials are relatively prime. When is a polynomial irreducible. (22) Find the GCD of x 3 6x+7 and x+4; x 2 +1 and 2x 7 4x 5 +2; 3x and x 6 + x 4 + x + 1. (23) Compute (x 3 6x + 7; x + 4); (x 2 + 1; 2x 7 4x 5 + 2); (3x 2 + 1; x 6 + x 4 + x + 1). (24) Let F be a eld. Show that the set of invertible elements of F [x] is F f0g. (25) Let F be a eld. Show that F [x] is an integral domain. (26) Let F be a eld. Show that if (f(x); g(x)) = 1 and both f(x) and g(x) divide h(x), then f(x)g(x) divides h(x). (27) Dene Euclidean ring and show that if R is an Euclidean ring then every ideal of R is principal. (28) Show that the following polynomials are irreducible: x 2 +7 over R; x 3 3x + 3 over Q; x 2 + x + 1 over Z 2 ; x over Z 19 ; x 3 9 over Z 13 ; x 4 + 2x over Q. (29) Let F K be two elds. Show that if f(x); g(x) 2 F [x] are relatively prime in F [x], then they are relatively prime in K[x]. (30) Show that R[x]=(x 2 + 1) = C. (31) Show that if f(x) 2 F [x] has degree 2 or 3, then f(x) is reducible if and only if f(r) = 0 for some r 2 F. (32) Show that p(x) = x (resp. p(x) = x 3 + x + 4) is irreducible in Z 11 [x]. Conclude that Z 11 [x]=(p(x)) is a eld with 11 2 (resp ) elements. (33) Show that f(x) is irreducible if and only if (f(x)) is a maximal ideal in F [x]. (34) If f(x); g(x) 2 F [x] are relatively prime, then show that F [x]=(f(x) g(x)) = F [x]=(f(x)) F [x]=(g(x)). (35) Prove that Z 5 [i] = Z 5 Z 5 (as rings). (36) Show that x 3 + 3x + 2 is irreducible in Q[x]. Find innitely many a such that x x 2 30x + a is irreducible in Q[x]. (37) Let be an automorphism of F [x] such that (a) = a for all a 2 F. Show that f(x) 2 F [x] is irreducible if and only if so is f((x)).

3 (38) Let b 6= 0; c 2 F and dene (f(x)) = f(bx + c) for any f(x) 2 F [x]. Show that : F [x]! F [x] is an automorphism xing F and that all such automorphisms arise in this way. (39) Let R be a commutative ring and I an ideal of R. Show that I[x] is an ideal of R[x] and R[x]=I[x] = (R=I)[x]. (40) Let D be an integral domain. dene F the eld of fractions of D. Prove that F is a eld containing D. (41) Show that F is the smallest eld containing D (I.e. show that if K is any eld containing D, then K contains F.) (42) Dene the characteristic of a eld and prove that if n = char(f ) 6= 0, then n is prime. (43) If F is a eld of characteristic p 6= 0, then show that (a + b) p = a p +b p for all a; b 2 F. Show that (a) = a p denes an injective homomorphism : F! F. If F is nite, show that this is an isomorphism. (44) For which t 2 R are the vectors (1; 1; 1), (2; 0; 3) and (t; t 2 ; t 1) in R 3 LI? (45) Show that (1; 1; 1), (1; 2; 3) and (3; 4; 2) are LD is Z 5. How about Z 7? (46) Prove that F [x] is innite dimensional. (47) Let v 1 ; : : : ; v m be LI vectors in a vector space V over F. Show that if F is nite dimensional, then there exist w 1 ; : : : ; w r such that v 1 ; : : : ; v m ; w 1 ; : : : ; w r is a basis for V. (48) Show that if W V is a subvector space, then V =W is a vector space. If dim V = n and dim W = n, then show that dim V=W = n m. (49) Let K F be two elds. Show that K is an F -vector space. If K is nite dimensional over F show that P for all a 2 K there n exist n > 0 and i 2 F not all 0 such that i=0 ia i = 0. (50) If F K are two elds and a 2 K satises no polynomial equations with coecients in F, show that F [a] = F [x]. Conclude that Q[] = Q[x]. (51) Let V be the R-vector space of all functions f : R! R. Show that W =< 1; cos(x); cos 2 (x); : : : > is innite dimensional. (52) Let K F be two elds and V be a K vector space. Show that V is an F vector space of dimension dim F V = dim K V dim F K. (53) What are the degrees of 2 1=3, cos(2=7)+isin(2=7), cos(2=5), 2 1= =2 over Q. (54) Show that e is irrational. (55) Show that if a; b are algebraic over F, then [F (a; b) : F ] [F (a) : F ][F (b) : F ]. Show that if [F (a) : F ] and [F (b) : F ] are 3

4 4 coprime, then [F (a; b) : F ] = [F (a) : F ][F (b) : F ]. Show that if [K : F ] = p is prime, then F [a] = K for all a 2 K n F. (56) Show that if a is algebraic over F, then F (a) = F [x]=(p(x)) for some irreducible polynomial f(x) 2 F [x]. If a is transcendental then show that F (a) = F (x). (57) If F K are elds and a; b 2 K are such that a = (b) for some 2 Aut(K=F ) (i.e. an automorphism of K that xes F ), then show that F (a) = F (b). (58) Find algebraic numbers a; b of degree 2 and 3 over Q such that ab has degree < 6 over Q. (59) let 0 6= p(x) 2 F [x]. Show that if p(a) is algebraic over F then so is a. (60) Prove that if K is a nite eld, then K has p n elements where p is prime and n > 0. (61) Show that there are elds of order 3 2 and 3 3. (62) Let K F be an extesion of eld and E be the algebraic closure of F in K. Show that E is a eld. (63) Let K F be an extesion of eld and E be the algebraic closure of F in K. Show that the algebraic closure of E in K equals E. (64) Let a; b 2 C be algebraic over Q. If [Q(a); Q] and [Q(b); Q] are coprime, then show that Q(a) \ Q(b) = Q and if P (x) 2 Q[x] is the irreducible polynomial of a over Q, then P (x) is irreducible in Q(b)[x]. (65) Let Q be the algebraic closure of Q in C. Show that [ Q : Q] = +1 (you may nd the previous exercise useful). (66) Show that [Q( p 2 + p 3) : Q] = 4. (67) Let G be a multiplicative cyclic group and a 2 G an element of order m. Show that the order of a r is m if and only if (r; m) = 1. Find a cyclic generator for Z 3 [i]. (68) Find a generator for Z 25. (69) Find all nite cyclic subgroups of C and give an example of an innite cyclic subgroup. (70) Dene the Euler -function. Show that if p is prime then (p m ) = p m p m 1 ; if (m; n) = 1 then (mn) = (m)(n) and deduce the general form of (d) for any d 2 N. (71) Let f(x) 2 F [x]. Prove that if f(x) has a multiple root (in some extension E F ) then (f(x); f(x)) 6= 1 and in particular f(x) is not irreducible. (Recall that (x m ) = mx m 1.) Deduce that if F is a eld of characteristic p > 0, then x pm x has no repeated roots.

5 (72) Let F q be the splitting eld of x q x 2 Z p [x] where q = p m. Show that F q is a eld with q elements. (73) Let F q be a nite eld of order q = p m. Show that every element in F q is a root of the polynomial x q x 2 Z p [x]. (74) If p is a prime and F = Z p is the eld with p elements, then show that f(x) p = f(x p ) for any f(x) 2 F [x]. (75) Dene the cyclotomic polynomials n (x). (76) Show that x m 1 divides x n 1 if and only if m divides n. (77) Show that any nite extension Q K contains at most nitely many roots of unity. (78) Let f(x) 2 F [x] be a polynomial of degree n and E = F (a 1 ; : : : ; a n ) where a i are the roots of f(x). Show that Aut(E=F ) is a group. Show that if 2 Aut(E=F ) then sigma(a i ) = a j. Deduce that Aut(E=F ) is a subgroup of S n. (79) Compute this group when f(x) = x n 1 2 Q[x]. (80) Let f(x) 2 Q[x] be an irreducible polynomial of prime order p with exactly 2 complex roots and p 2 real roots. Show that Aut(E=Q) contains a 2-cycle. Show that p divides [E : Q]. Assuming that [E : Q] = jaut(e=f )j, show that Aut(E=Q) contains a p-cycle. Deduce from the following exercise that Aut(E=Q) = S p. (81) Let G S n be a subgroup. If G contains a 2 cycle and a n cycle, show that G = S n. (82) Let f(x) = x 5 3. Show that [E : Q] = 20. (83) Let f(x) = x 4 3. Show that [E : Q] = 8 and Aut(E=Q) = D 4. (Hint, let be complex conjugation and dene such that 4p p 3! i 4 3.) (84) Show that the centralizer of (12 : : : k) is S n has order k(n k)! and that (12 : : : k) has n!=(k(n k)!) conjugates. (85) If M N and N G are normal subgroups, show that ama 1 is a normal subgroup of N for any a 2 G. (86) Show that A n is generated by 3-cycles (for n 3). (87) Show that if e 6= N S n is a normal subgroup, then there is an element n 2 N and a transposition s 2 S n such that sn 6= ns. Deduce that N contains a product of 2 transpositions. 5

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