Abel (Niels Henrik) (1802-1829) Mèmoire sur les èquations algèbriques, 1824

Descriptive Summary

Title
Abel (Niels Henrik) (1802-1829) Mèmoire sur les èquations algèbriques, 1824
Creator
Abel, Neils Henrik, 1802-1829
Extent
1 item (see also William Marshall Bullitt Collection).
Subjects
Science
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Mèmoire sur les èquations algèbriques. Christiana: Groendahl, 1824. In this exceptionally rare offprint Abel demonstrates the impossibility, in general, of solving fifth degree polynomial equations by radicals. This was William Marshall Bullitt's most prized addition to his collection of rare mathematics and astronomy and remains distinguished as one of only three copies known to exist.