Unformatted text preview: (1) (a) Let f (x), g(x) be polynomials with real coefficients. Prove that there exists a unique polynomial h(x) = xk + ak1 xk1 + . . . + a0 such that h(x) divides both f (x) and g(x) and every other polynomial that divides both f (x) and g(x) divides h(x). h(x) is called the greatest common divisor of f (x) and g(x) and is denoted by (f (x), g(x)). Hint: Use Euclidean algorithm to construct h(x). (b) Find (x3 + x2  5x + 3, x4 + 3x3  x  3). (2) Find all rational solutions of x3  x2  x  2 = 0. (3) Let z0 be a root of xn = z. Show that all roots of xn  z = 0 have the form z0 k where 0 , . . . n1 are nth roots of 1. 1 ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course MATH 246 taught by Professor Applebaugh during the Spring '10 term at University of Toronto.
 Spring '10
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 Math, Polynomials

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