Group Theory-Quintics?

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By Thermodude (Thermodude) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 10:54 pm: Edit

Could anyone on this board who knows about group theory and its relation to solving polynomials to the 5th degree and above recommend any study materials I could use to familiarize myself with the subject?

By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 11:13 pm: Edit

ummmm yea....ask ur librarian for books?

By Tongos (Tongos) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 12:33 am: Edit

im not sure on group theory thermodude, but i'll really look into it. im kind of ignorant on the subject but it seems that the riemann hypothesis book has a lot of that kind of stuff. and at barnes, i vaguely remember reading something about solving 5th degree polynomials. i really dont know how to solve polynomials that have 5th degrees.

By Ubercollegeman (Ubercollegeman) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 02:05 am: Edit

When in doubt, as Abel once said, "Read the masters!"

Check out Lyndon's book on Combinatorial Group Theory from the Classics in Mathematics series. It's paperback and relatively inexpensive. I haven't read it myself, though, so I'm not endorsing it personally. I'm just saying it's hard to go wrong.

By Thermodude (Thermodude) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 11:45 pm: Edit

thanks man...

By Miamidude (Miamidude) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 07:15 pm: Edit

o isnt this something like Fermat's Last Thereom?

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