Galois theory

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

Definition of GALOIS THEORY

:  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


Évariste Galois
First Known Use: 1893


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