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Abel (Niels Henrik) (1802-1829) Mèmoire sur les èquations algèbriques, 1824

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Title

Abel (Niels Henrik) (1802-1829) Mèmoire sur les èquations algèbriques

Date

1824

Repository

University of Louisville Special CollectionsLouisville, Kentucky 40292 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829) Mèmoire sur les èquations algèbriques, 1824, SC466, Special Collections, University of Louisville, Louisville.

Extent

1 item (see also William Marshall Bullitt Collection).

Scope and Content

Mèmoire sur les èquations algèbriques. Christiana: Groendahl, 1824. In this exceptionally rare offprint Abel demonstrates the impossibility, in general, of solving fifth degree polynomial equations by radicals. This was William Marshall Bullitt's most prized addition to his collection of rare mathematics and astronomy and remains distinguished as one of only three copies known to exist.

Subjects

  • Science

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