nLab separable field extension



A polynomial PP over a field KK is separable if all its irreducible factors have distinct roots over the algebraic closure K¯\bar{K} of KK.

An extension KLK\subset L of fields is separable if every element xLx\in L is a root of a separable polynomial over KK.


Every finite separable field extension is an étale morphism of rings.

If KLMK\subset L\subset M are fields and KMK\subset M is separable, then LML\subset M is also separable.

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