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The minimal polynomial of an element \(a\) in a number field \(K\) is the unique monic polynomial \(f(X)\in\Q[X]\) of minimal degree such that \(f(a)=0\). It is necessarily irreducible over $\Q.$

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  • Last edited by Alina Bucur on 2018-07-08 00:10:27
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