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Galois theory

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noun Ga·lois theory \(ˌ)gal-ˈwä-, ˈgal-ˌwä-\

Definition of Galois theory

  1. :  a part of the theory of mathematical groups concerned especially with the conditions under which a solution to a polynomial equation with coefficients in a given mathematical field can be obtained in the field by the repetition of operations and the extraction of nth roots



Origin and Etymology of galois theory

Évariste Galois


First Known Use: 1893


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