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On resultants

Author: Gerald Myerson
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 89 (1983), 419-420
MSC: Primary 13B25; Secondary 10M05
MathSciNet review: 715856
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Abstract: Let $f$ and $g$ be polynomials with coefficients in a commutative ring $A$. Let $f$ be monic. We show that the resultant of $f$ and $g$ equals the norm from $A[x]{\text {/(}}f{\text {)}}$ to $A$ of $g$. As a corollary we deduce that if $c$ is in $A$ and also in the ideal generated by $f$ and $g$, then the resultant divides ${c^n}$, where $n$ is the degree of $f$.

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Keywords: Resultants
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