Title: | Abel's Impossibility Theorem |

Speaker: | Susan J. Sierra Graduate Student Mathematics University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan |

Abstract: | You know the quadratic formula, but what about the then (for = 0, 1, or 2). Imagine having to memorize that for an exam! There's also a We'll talk about the elegant algebraic structures that encode information about solving polynomials, do a bit of basic group theory and Galois theory, and prove Abel's "impossibility theorem." Time permitting, we'll end with some intriguing mathematical puzzles. |

Location: | Palenske 227 |

Date: | 11/1/2007 |

Time: | 3:10 PM |

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