Irreducible case


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(Alg.) a particular case in the solution of a cubic equation, in which the formula commonly employed contains an imaginary quantity, and therefore fails in its application.

See also: Irreducible

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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INVESTIGATING CARDANO'S IRREDUCIBLE CASE. ALEX EDWARDS, UNDERGRADUATE, UNIV.
Irreducible case We first appeal to Theorem 5.1 and perform the following according to which of the outputs we obtain.
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