Galois theory

[ gal-wah; French ga-lwa ]
/ gælˈwɑ; French gaˈlwa /

noun Mathematics.

the branch of mathematics that deals with the application of the theory of finite groups to the solution of algebraic equations.

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Origin of Galois theory

First recorded in 1890–95; named after Évariste Galois (1811–32), French mathematician

Words nearby Galois theory

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British Dictionary definitions for Galois theory

Galois theory
/ (ˈɡælwɑː) /

noun

maths the theory applying group theory to solving algebraic equations

Word Origin for Galois theory

C19: named after Évariste Galois (1811–32), French mathematician
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