I need to find the splitting field in [itex] \mathbb {C} [/itex] of [itex] x^3+3x^2+3x-4 [/itex] (over [itex] \mathbb{Q} [/itex]).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Now, I plugged this into a CAS and found that it is (probably) not solvable by radicals. I know that if I can find a map from this irreducible polynomial to another irreducible polynomial of the same degree, I can find an expression for the roots of the original polynomial by using the roots of the second (if they are solvable, that is). I cannot find such a polynomial, though.

By the conjugate root theorem in conjunction with FTA, we can have (1) one real root and two complex roots which must be conjugates of each other or (2) three real roots. In the case of (2), if one root is a radical expression, then its conjugate must also be a root. Thus, the third root cannot be a radical expression. Similarly for (1), the real root cannot be a radical expression.

Thus, I have no idea what a splitting field for this polynomial would be. Any ideas of a useful way of describing this splitting field? Thanks.

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# Splitting field of irreducible polynomial

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