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D) If J = Z[X] prove that G(X) is irreducible in Q[X], and conversely that if G(X) is irreducible then I = G(X)Z[X] is a prime ideal. (e) Finally, we assume from now on that J = Z[X], or equivalently, that G(X) ∈ / I, hence that J is a prime ideal. Prove that J ⊂ I, hence that I = J, and deduce that G(X) = 1. (f) Prove that the integer n deﬁned above is a prime number p, and in particular that n = 1. (g) Prove that there exists a polynomial H(X) ∈ Z[X] such that I = pZ[X] + H(X)Z[X], and that the reduction H(X) in Fp [X] is either 0 or is irreducible in Fp [X].

D) If J = Z[X] prove that G(X) is irreducible in Q[X], and conversely that if G(X) is irreducible then I = G(X)Z[X] is a prime ideal. (e) Finally, we assume from now on that J = Z[X], or equivalently, that G(X) ∈ / I, hence that J is a prime ideal. Prove that J ⊂ I, hence that I = J, and deduce that G(X) = 1. (f) Prove that the integer n deﬁned above is a prime number p, and in particular that n = 1. (g) Prove that there exists a polynomial H(X) ∈ Z[X] such that I = pZ[X] + H(X)Z[X], and that the reduction H(X) in Fp [X] is either 0 or is irreducible in Fp [X].

Since g is a primitive root, we can write a ≡ g x (mod pv ), so that v −1 ≡ g p x (mod pv ), and since g has order pv−1 (p − 1), it is clear that x a v −1 is unique modulo p−1. Since ap −1 ≡ 1 (mod p) by Fermat’s little theorem, we must simply show that for any b ≡ 1 (mod p) there exists y such that b ≡ (1 + p)y (mod pv ). 1 Finitely Generated Abelian Groups 25 (Z/pv Z)∗ of elements congruent to 1 modulo p. 22, it follows that it is bijective, showing the existence of y and its uniqueness modulo pv−1 .