Galois theory

Galois theory
noun Etymology: Évariste Galois Date: 1893 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

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