Wilson, Robin
January 1997
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter97, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p80
Academic Journal
Features the life of Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel. Achievement of proving the impossibility of solving the general quintic equation by means of radicals; Other accomplishments during his travel to Germany and France; Sorry tale of his demise just before receiving his appointment as professor; Appearance in stamps and a banknote.


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