An extension of a result of Zaharescu on irreducible polynomials

Research paper by Sudesh K. Khanduja, Ramneek Khassa

Indexed on: 11 Apr '10Published on: 11 Apr '10Published in: Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics


It is well known that if f(x) is a monic irreducible polynomial of degree d with coefficients in a complete valued field (K, ‖), then any monic polynomial of degree d over K which is sufficiently close to f(x) with respect to ‖ is also irreducible over K. In 2004, Zaharescu proved a similar result applicable to separable, irreducible polynomials over valued fields which are not necessarily complete. In this paper, the authors extend Zaharescu’s result to all irreducible polynomials without assuming separability.