Galois theory

noun
Ga·​lois theory | \ (ˌ)gal-ˈwä- How to pronounce Galois theory (audio) , 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

First Known Use of Galois theory

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Galois theory

after Évariste galois, who developed it

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“Galois theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Galois%20theory. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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