hofprints

On the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Edwards, Harold M. (2001) On the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. In: Robert J. Bumcrot Festschrift, 11 May 2001, Hofstra University.

Full text available as:

PDF - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
59 Kb
Other (DVI File)
17 Kb
Other (TEX File)
28 Kb

Abstract

Everyone knows what is meant by the fundamental theorem of algebra: The field of complex numbers is algebraically closed. In other words, any polynomial with complex coefficients can be written as a product of linear factors with complex coefficients. My goal in this half hour is to convince you that a different theorem deserves the name.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:This paper was given at the Robert J. Bumcrot Festschrift on May 11, 2001.
Uncontrolled Keywords:fundamental theorem algebra splitting field
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
ID Code:31
Deposited By:Admin HofPrints
Deposited On:03 January 2006

Repository Staff Only: edit this item