Question about Q(cos(2π /n))
The following question is related to Q(cos(2π /n)) and Q(ζn) where ζn is the n th root of unity.
(a) Using the fact that 2cos(2π /n)= ζn +ζn-1 , or otherwise, show that all the numbers cos(2π /n), cos(4π /n), cos(6π /n)… belong to the field Q(cos(2π /n))
(b) Show that (Q(ζn): Q(cos(2π /n)))=2 for n>2, and hence show that the degree of cos(2π /n) is φ(n)/2. Use this to prove that cos(2π /7) and cos(π /9) has degree 3
(c) For which integer n is cos(2π /n) rational
(d) Use (b) to show that cos(2π /n) is of degree 3 only for n=7,9,14,18. Also find the n for which cos(2π /n) is of degree 4.
(e) Show that any isomorphisms of Q(cos(2π /n) are isomorphisms of Q(ζn).
(f) Show that for each k relatively prime to n there is an automorphism σk of Q(cos(2π /n) defined by σk(cos(2π /n))=cos(2kπ /n), and that every automorphisms of Q(cos(2π /n) is of this form.(compared with (e))
(g) How many of the automorphisms σk of Q(cos(2π /n) are actually distinct? Compare this number with the value of (Q(cos(2π /n) : Q) found in (b)
(h) Use (g) or otherwise, find fields Q(cos(2π /n) with automorphism groups of three and five elements.
(i) Consider the effect of restricting the automorphism of Q(ζn) to Q(cos(2π /n)) (compare with (f)) What is the kernel of the restriction map ?
- IvanLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
2009-02-11 13:50:28 補充：
是想問: 所有 *automorphism* of Q(cos(2π /n) 都是某個 *automorphism* of Q(ζn) 的 restriction 嗎?
2009-02-12 01:52:15 補充：
ζn +ζn-1 is in the field.
ζnk +ζn-k = (ζn +ζn-1)k - multiplies of (ζnr+ζn-r) with lower r, is in the field.
hence cos(2kπ /n) = ζnk +ζn-k is in the field.
(Q(ζn): Q(cos(2π /n)) > 1 because ζn is complex but cos(2π /n) is real.
Since 2cos(2π /n)ζn= ζn2 +1, ζn satisfies an irreducible (when n>2) quadratic equation of degree 2 with coefficients in Q(cos(2π /n))
Hence (Q(ζn): Q(cos(2π /n)))=2.
Since (Q(ζn): Q) = φ(n), degree of cos(2π /n) is φ(n)/2 by subfield properties.
φ(7) = φ(18) = 6. easily checked. (φ(n) = #k<n relatively prime to n)
rational means Q(cos(2π /n)) = Q, i.e. φ(n)=2 when n>2.
Only n = 3, 4, 6. n=2 also.
Using formula for Euler phi function:
n can only have 2,3,7 as prime factors,2,7 appears at most once.
Check: only when n=7,9,14,18
n can only have 2,3,5 as prime factors,3,5 appears at most once. Check: only when n=16,20,24
Let K=Q(cos(2π /n), then Q(ζn) = K[ζ] where ζ is degree 2.
An isomorphism s of K induces an isomorphism of K[ζ] by sending k to s(k) and ζ to ζ' where ζ' satisfy the same minimal polynomial of ζ. However, since ζ is root of unity, so is ζ', hence K[ζ] = K[ζ'] and we get isomorphism up there.
By part (e), any isomorphism is defined by isomorphism from Q(ζn). However, isomorphism in Q(ζn) is only defined by ζn --> ζnk where k is relative prime to n. Restricting to Q(cos(2π /n)) , we see that cos(2π /n) = ζn +ζn-1 maps to cos(2kπ /n). Since cos(2kπ /n) belongs to Q(2π /n) by part (a), this is an isomorphism of Q(2π /n).
There are φ(n) distinct number < n that is relative prime to n. But cos(2kπ /n) = cos(2(n-k)π /n), hence half of them are repated.
So there are φ(n) /2 distinct isomorphisms, same as part (b).
Same as finding φ(n) = 6 and 10. Using technique in part d):
φ(n) = 6: n=7,9,14,18
φ(n) = 10: n=11
The kernel are the automorphism that fixes cos(2π /n).
Hence they correspond to ζn --> ζn and ζn --> ζn-1
2009-02-12 01:53:54 補充：
有錯漏請指正Source(s): PhD Math
- JacobLv 61 decade ago
- 1 decade ago
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- 貓朋Lv 51 decade ago
Cyclotomic field ?????!!