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Mathematics of Computation

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1960 (published as Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation 1943-1959), Mathematics of Computation is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in computational mathematics.

ISSN 1088-6842 (online) ISSN 0025-5718 (print)

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The discriminant of a quadratic extension of an algebraic field
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Math. Comp. 40 (1983), 685-707 Request permission

Corrigendum: Math. Comp. 43 (1984), 621.
Corrigendum: Math. Comp. 43 (1984), 621.


Let F be an algebraic field, and K an extension of F of degree 2. We describe a method for computing the relative discriminant D for K over F. We work out the details for the case when F is quadratic and give tables which yield D very easily. We also apply the method to one type of cubic field F, and give tables for it.
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  • © Copyright 1983 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 40 (1983), 685-707
  • MSC: Primary 12A50; Secondary 12A25
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  • MathSciNet review: 689482