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This edition was published in by World Scientific in Singapore, . River Edge, NJ.

Written in English

333 pages

“Galois’ Theory of Algebraic Equations” gives a detailed account of the development of the theory of algebraic equations, from its origins in ancient times to its completion by Galois in the 19th century. The main emphasis is placed on equations of at least the third degree, i.e. on the developments during the period from the 16th to the 19th century. The appropriate parts of works by Cardano, Lagrange, Vandermonde, Gauss, Abel and Galois are reviewed and placed in their historical perspective, with the aim of conveying to the reader a sense of the way in which the theory of algebraic equations has evolved and has led to such basic mathematical notions as “group” and “field”. A brief discussion on the fundamental theorems of modern Galois theory is included. Complete proofs of the quoted results are provided, but the material has been organized in such a way that the most technical details can be skipped by readers how are interested primarily in a broad survey of the theory. This book should appeal to both undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics and the history of science, and also to teachers and mathematicians who wish to obtain an historical perspective of the field. The text has been designed to be self-contained, but some familiarity with basic mathematical structures and with some elementary notions of linear algebra is desirable for a good understanding of the technical discussions in the later chapters.

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2001, World Scientific
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Leçons sur la théorie des équations

First published in 1988



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“Galois’ Theory of Algebraic Equations” gives a detailed account of the development of the theory of algebraic equations, from its origins in ancient times to its completion by Galois in the 19th century. The main emphasis is placed on equations of at least the third degree, i.e. on the developments during the period from the 16th to the 19th century. The appropriate parts of works by Cardano, Lagrange, Vandermonde, Gauss, Abel and Galois are reviewed and placed in their historical perspective, with the aim of conveying to the reader a sense of the way in which the theory of algebraic equations has evolved and has led to such basic mathematical notions as “group” and “field”. A brief discussion on the fundamental theorems of modern Galois theory is included. Complete proofs of the quoted results are provided, but the material has been organized in such a way that the most technical details can be skipped by readers how are interested primarily in a broad survey of the theory. This book should appeal to both undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics and the history of science, and also to teachers and mathematicians who wish to obtain an historical perspective of the field. The text has been designed to be self-contained, but some familiarity with basic mathematical structures and with some elementary notions of linear algebra is desirable for a good understanding of the technical discussions in the later chapters.

Galois' theory of algebraic equations

This edition was published in by World Scientific in Singapore, . River Edge, NJ.


Edition Description

“Galois’ Theory of Algebraic Equations” gives a detailed account of the development of the theory of algebraic equations, from its origins in ancient times to its completion by Galois in the 19th century. The main emphasis is placed on equations of at least the third degree, i.e. on the developments during the period from the 16th to the 19th century. The appropriate parts of works by Cardano, Lagrange, Vandermonde, Gauss, Abel and Galois are reviewed and placed in their historical perspective, with the aim of conveying to the reader a sense of the way in which the theory of algebraic equations has evolved and has led to such basic mathematical notions as “group” and “field”. A brief discussion on the fundamental theorems of modern Galois theory is included. Complete proofs of the quoted results are provided, but the material has been organized in such a way that the most technical details can be skipped by readers how are interested primarily in a broad survey of the theory. This book should appeal to both undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics and the history of science, and also to teachers and mathematicians who wish to obtain an historical perspective of the field. The text has been designed to be self-contained, but some familiarity with basic mathematical structures and with some elementary notions of linear algebra is desirable for a good understanding of the technical discussions in the later chapters.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-329) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
512/.3
Library of Congress
QA211 .T5413 2001

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Pagination
xiii, 333 p. :
Number of pages
333

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OL3969633M
ISBN 10
9810245416
LC Control Number
2001276236
Library Thing
1825410
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241196

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