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Then q prime in R and q|(a + √ 5)(a − √ Now, assume a √ 5) implies q|(a + 5) or q|(a − 5). This gives a contradiction as neither (a + 5)/q nor √ (a − 5)/q are in R (as q > 2). Thus, there are no solutions to the congruence x2 ≡ 5 (mod q). Lemma 2. Let q be a rational prime with q = 2 and q ≡ ±2 (mod 5). Then 5(q−1)/2 ≡ −1 (mod q). Proof. From Lemma 1, there are no solutions to the congruence x2 ≡ 5 (mod q). Hence, the numbers {1, 2, . . , q −1} can be paired so that each pair (x, y) satisfies xy ≡ 5 (mod q).

We show that in fact such a field is an algebraic number field. Theorem 36. Let α1 , α2 , . . , αr be any algebraic numbers. Then there exists an algebraic number γ such that Q(γ) = Q(α1 , α2 , . . , αr ). Proof. It suffices to show that if α and β are algebraic, then there exists an algebraic number γ for which Q(γ) = Q(α, β). Let α1 = α and α2 , . . , αn be the distinct roots of the minimal polynomial f (x) for α; and let β1 = β and β2 , . . , βm be the distinct roots of the minimal polynomial g(x) for β.

N−1 ). The determinant defining ∆(1, α, . . , αn−1 ) is called a Van der Monde determinant, and it will follow by our first lemma below that it is non-zero. This then will imply that ∆(ω (1) , . . , ω (n) ) is non-zero for some algebraic numbers ω (1) , . . , ω (n) in Q(α). Given two bases (not necessarily integral), say {ω (1) , . . , ω (n) } and {ω (1) , . . , ω (n) }, the values of ∆(ω (1) , . . , ω (n) ) and ∆(ω (1) , . . , ω (n) ) differ by the square of a rational number. If the numbers ω (1) , .

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