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**robeuler** I'm trying to find the Galois Group of the splitting field of $\displaystyle x^{8}-3$ over Q.

This polynomial is irreducible, and the splitting field is generated by $\displaystyle \sqrt[8]{3}$=a and w, any primitive 8th root of unity.

Here I am a bit uncertain. I believe like Q(a) is an extension of degree 8. And Q(w)=Q(i) is an extension of degree 2. So would Q(a,w) be an extension of degree 16. But this is the exact same as $\displaystyle x^{8}-2$ over Q, and that can't be correct.