The part of algebra concerned with the relation between solutions of a polynomial equation and the fields containing those solutions. It gives conditions under which the solutions can be expressed in terms of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and of the extraction of roots.
A branch of algebra that determines if an algebraic equation can be solved in terms of radicals.
Origin of galois-theory
- After Évariste Galois (1811–1832), French mathematician
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Named after Evariste Galois.