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Infinite Families of $A_4$-Sextic Polynomials In this article we develop a test to determine whether a sextic
polynomial that is irreducible over $\mathbb{Q}$ has Galois group isomorphic
to the alternating group $A_4$. This test does not involve the
computation of resolvents, and we use this test to construct several
infinite families of such polynomials.
Keywords:Galois group, sextic polynomial, inverse Galois theory, irreducible polynomial Categories:12F10, 12F12, 11R32, 11R09 |
2. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 125)
Camina Triples In this paper, we study Camina triples. Camina triples are a
generalization of Camina pairs. Camina pairs were first introduced
in 1978 by A .R. Camina.
Camina's work
was inspired by the study of Frobenius groups. We
show that if $(G,N,M)$ is a Camina triple, then either $G/N$ is a
$p$-group, or $M$ is abelian, or $M$ has a non-trivial nilpotent or
Frobenius quotient.
Keywords:Camina triples, Camina pairs, nilpotent groups, vanishing off subgroup, irreducible characters, solvable groups Category:20D15 |
3. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 510)
Linear Forms in Monic Integer Polynomials We prove a necessary and sufficient condition on the list of
nonzero integers $u_1,\dots,u_k$, $k \geq 2$, under which a monic
polynomial $f \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ is expressible by a linear form
$u_1f_1+\dots+u_kf_k$ in monic polynomials $f_1,\dots,f_k \in
\mathbb{Z}[x]$. This condition is independent of $f$. We also show that if
this condition holds, then the monic polynomials $f_1,\dots,f_k$
can be chosen to be irreducible in $\mathbb{Z}[x]$.
Keywords:irreducible polynomial, height, linear form in polynomials, Eisenstein's criterion Categories:11R09, 11C08, 11B83 |
4. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 748)
On the Distribution of Irreducible Trinomials
We obtain new results about the number of trinomials $t^n + at + b$
with integer coefficients in a box $(a,b) \in [C, C+A] \times [D,
D+B]$ that are irreducible modulo a prime $p$. As a by-product we
show that for any $p$ there are irreducible polynomials of height at
most $p^{1/2+o(1)}$, improving on the previous estimate of
$p^{2/3+o(1)}$ obtained by the author in 1989.
Keywords:irreducible trinomials, character sums Categories:11L40, 11T06 |
5. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 511)
The Irreducibility of Polynomials That Have One Large Coefficient and Take a Prime Value We use some classical estimates for polynomial roots to provide
several irreducibility criteria for polynomials with integer
coefficients that have one sufficiently large coefficient and take a
prime value.
Keywords:Estimates for polynomial roots, irreducible polynomials Categories:11C08, 11R09 |
6. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 224)
Equations and Complexity for the Dubois--Efroymson Dimension Theorem Let $\R$ be a real closed field, let $X \subset \R^n$ be an
irreducible real algebraic set and let $Z$ be an algebraic subset of
$X$ of codimension $\geq 2$. Dubois and Efroymson proved the existence
of an irreducible algebraic subset of $X$ of codimension $1$
containing~$Z$. We improve this dimension theorem as follows. Indicate
by $\mu$ the minimum integer such that the ideal of polynomials in
$\R[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ vanishing on $Z$ can be generated by polynomials
of degree $\leq \mu$. We prove the following two results:
\begin{inparaenum}[\rm(1)]
\item There
exists a polynomial $P \in \R[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ of degree~$\leq \mu+1$
such that $X \cap P^{-1}(0)$ is an irreducible algebraic subset of $X$
of codimension $1$ containing~$Z$.
\item Let $F$ be a polynomial in
$\R[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ of degree~$d$ vanishing on $Z$. Suppose there
exists a nonsingular point $x$ of $X$ such that $F(x)=0$ and the
differential at $x$ of the restriction of $F$ to $X$ is nonzero. Then
there exists a polynomial $G \in \R[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ of degree $\leq
\max\{d,\mu+1\}$ such that, for each $t \in (-1,1) \setminus \{0\}$,
the set $\{x \in X \mid F(x)+tG(x)=0\}$ is an irreducible algebraic
subset of $X$ of codimension $1$ containing~$Z$.
\end{inparaenum} Result (1) and a
slightly different version of result~(2) are valid over any
algebraically closed field also.
Keywords:Irreducible algebraic subvarieties, complexity of algebraic varieties, Bertini's theorems Categories:14P05, 14P20 |
7. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 265)
Reducing Spheres and Klein Bottles after Dehn Fillings Let $M$ be a compact, connected, orientable, irreducible 3-manifold with a
torus boundary. It is known that if two Dehn fillings on $M$ along the
boundary produce a reducible manifold and a manifold containing a Klein
bottle, then the distance between the filling slopes is at most three. This
paper gives a remarkably short proof of this result.
Keywords:Dehn filling, reducible, Klein bottle Category:57M50 |