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Beyond the Quartic Equation

King, R. Bruce

Originally published as a monograph

1st ed. 1996. 2nd printing 2008

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From the reviews:

"If you want something truly unusual, try [this book] by R. Bruce King, which revives some fascinating, long-lost ideas relating elliptic functions to polynomial equations." --New Scientist

This book presents for the first time a complete algorithm for finding the zeros of any quintic equation based on the ideas of Kiepert. For the sake of completeness, there are chapters on group theory and symmetry, the theory of Galois and elliptic functions. The book ends with considerations on higher degree polynomial equations. --Numerical Algorithms Journal

“The idea of the book at hand is the development of a practicable algorithm to solve quintic equations by means of elliptic and theta functions. … the book can be recommended to anyone interested in the solution of quintic equations.” (Helmut Koch, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1177, 2010)



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