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ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF GALOIS GROUPS

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 October 2011

Rainer Dietmann*
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Department of Mathematics, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, TW20 0EX, U.K. (email: Rainer.Dietmann@rhul.ac.uk)
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Abstract

Let G be a subgroup of the symmetric group Sn, and let δG=∣Sn/G−1 where ∣Sn/G∣ is the index of G in Sn. Then there are at most On(Hn−1+δG) monic integer polynomials of degree n that have Galois group G and height not exceeding H, so there are only a “few” polynomials having a “small” Galois group.

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