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Lang Matl
Author Livio, Mario, 1945-

Title The equation that couldn't be solved : how mathematical genius discovered the language of symmetry / Mario Livio

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, c2005


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  QA174.2    Available
Description x, 353 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [309-332] and index
Summary Traces the four-thousand-year-old mathematical effort to discover and define the laws of symmetry, citing the achievements of doomed geniuses Niels Henrick Abel and Evariste Galois to solve the quintic equation and give birth to group theory
Subject Galois, Evariste, 1811-1832
Group theory -- History
Galois theory -- History
Symmetric functions -- History
Symmetry -- Mathematics -- History
Diophantine analysis -- History
ISBN 0743258207