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Dear Gap-Forum.

Is the folllowing a bug or a feature:

/tmp_mnt/nfs/grad/mikec.3 gap

gap> x:=Indeterminate(Rationals);;

gap> y:=x^9+x^2-1;;

gap> e:=AlgebraicExtension(y);;

gap> Galois(y);

Error, Variable: 'TRANSDEGREES' must have a value

gap> IsNormalExtension(e);

false

gap> Galois(y);

34

It would appear to me that it is rather a bug, since, perhaps,

one should not bother with creating Algebraic Extension with

polynomial and then (!) checking it for normality, if there is

a command to compute the Galois group of polynomial itself.

I must admit though that I'm using quite ancient version of GAP,

so this might have been fixed for some time. If this is the case -

I am sorry.

Michael.

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