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.

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

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