Let e ∈ {-1, +1}. Let a,b ∈ Z be such that x6 + ax4 + bx2 + e is irreducible in Z[x]. The cubic field C = Q (α), where α3 + aα2 + bα + e = 0, is said to lift to the sextic field K = Q(θ), where θ6 + aθ4 + bθ2 + e = 0. The field K is called the lift of C. If {1, α, α2} is an integral basis for C (so that C is monogenic), we investigate conditions on a and b so that {1, θ, θ2, θ3, θ4, θ5} is an integral basis for the lift K of C (so that K is monogenic). As the sextic field K contains a cubic subfield (namely C), there are eight possibilities for the Galois group of K. For five of these Galois groups, we show that infinitely many monogenic sextic fields can be obtained in this way, and for the remaining three Galois groups, we show that only finitely many monogenic fields can arise in this way, when e ∈ {-1, +1}.

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Keywords Galois group, Monogenic cubic fields, Sextic fields
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.2996/kmj/1320935550
Journal Kodai Mathematical Journal
Lavallee, M.J. (Melisa J.), Spearman, B.K. (Blair K.), & Williams, K.S. (2011). Lifting monogenic cubic fields to monogenic sextic fields. Kodai Mathematical Journal, 34(3), 410–425. doi:10.2996/kmj/1320935550