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Analytic Solutions to Algebraic Equations
Linköping University, Department of Mathematics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
1998 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This report studies polynomial equations and how one solves them using only the coefficients of the polynomial. It examines why it is impossible to solve equations of degree greater than four using only radicals and how instead one can solve them using elliptic functions. Although the quintic equation is the main area of our investigation, we also present parts of the history of algebraic equations, Galois theory, and elliptic functions.

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1998. , 58 p.
LiTH-MAT-R, ISSN 0348-2960 ; 13
Keyword [en]
Algebraic equation, Elliptic function, Galois theory, Polynomial, Quintic equation Theta function, Tschirnhaus transformation, Weierstrass function
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127700ISRN: LiTH-MAT-EX--98/13--SEOAI: diva2:926660
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