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Niels Hendrik Abel and Equations of the Fifth Degree

by Michael I. Rosen

Award: Chauvenet Prize

Year of Award: 1999

Publication Information: American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 102 (1995), pp. 495-505

Summary: Addresses Abel’s proof that the general equation of the fifth degree cannot be solved in radicals without using Galois theory, within the historical context.

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About the Author: Michael I. Rosen was at Brown University at the time of publication.

Subject classification(s): Index
Publication Date: 
Friday, October 10, 2008