nLab cyclotomic field

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Algebra

higher algebra

universal algebra

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Idea

A field extension $\mathbb{F}(\zeta_n)$ by a primitive root of unity $\zeta_n$.

The default meaning where $\mathbb{F}$ is left unspecified is $\mathbb{F} = \mathbb{Q}$, the field of rational numbers, where $\zeta_n$ may be taken to be $\exp(2\pi i/n)$ (hence the smallest subfield of the complex numbers $\mathbb{C}$ that contains this exponential value).

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