Galois theory

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Ga·lois theory

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.

[After Évariste Galois (1811-1832), French mathematician.]

Galois theory

(Mathematics) maths the theory applying group theory to solving algebraic equations
[C19: named after Évariste Galois (1811–32), French mathematician]
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Noun1.Galois theory - group theory applied to the solution of algebraic equations
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
group theory - the branch of mathematics dealing with groups