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Let $L$ be a field extension of a field $K$. Two elements $\alpha,\beta$ of $L$ are *algebraically dependent* if there exists a non-zero polynomial $f(x,y)\in K[x,y]$ such that $f(\alpha,\beta)=0$. If no such polynomial exists, $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are said to be *algebraically independent*.

More generally, elements $\alpha_{1},\ldots,\alpha_{n}\in L$ are said to be algebraically dependent if there exists a non-zero polynomial $f(x_{1},\ldots,x_{n})\in K[x_{1},\ldots,x_{n}]$ such that $f(\alpha_{1},\alpha_{2},\ldots,\alpha_{n})=0$. If no such polynomial exists, the collection of $\alpha$’s are said to be algebraically independent.

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## Comments

## elements from algebraic extension always algebraically depen...

Hi, maybe I'm confusing things but are't elements of an ALGEBRAIC field extension *always* algebraically dependent? Perhaps, L should rather be an *arbitrary* field extension of K...

Thanks