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Abel, Niels Henrik (1802–29)

James Nicholson

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

Fifth edition

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199679591
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191759024
Abel, Niels Henrik (1802–29)

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who, at the age of 19, proved that the general equation of degree greater than 4 cannot be solved algebraically.

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Subjects: Pure Mathematics

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