EVARISTE GALOIS (1811- 32)

1832 – France

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‘The study of solutions of some equations and how different solutions are related to each other’

That is, the study of certain groups, known as Galois groups, that can be associated with polynomial equations. Whether or not the solutions to an equation can be written down using rational functions and square roots, cube roots, etc., depends on certain group-theoretic properties of Galois groups.

 
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