Date of Award

1968

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mathematics and Statistics

First Advisor

E. E. Underwood

Abstract

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.

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