Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Mathematics and Statistics
E. E. Underwood
Galois theory constitutes an excellent introduction group theory and field theory and provides a strong motivation for the introduction of the basic concepts of abstract algebra. This paper explains the basic theory and describes how it is applied to prove the unsolvability "by radicals" of equations of degree n >= 5.
Chang, Pai-Yuan, "Topic From Galois Theory" (1968). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1162.