Artin-Schreier theorem

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The Artin–Schreier theorem for extensions of degree of a field of characteristic states that every such Galois extension is of the form , where is the root of a polynomial of the form , an Artin–Schreier polynomial.

If is a function field, these polynomials define Artin–Schreier curves, which in turn give rise to Artin–Schreier codes (cf. Artin–Schreier code).


[a1] S. Lang, "Algebra" , Addison-Wesley (1974)
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