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.
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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.
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