Normal Series

  • Joseph J. Rotman
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 148)


We begin this chapter with a brief history of the study of roots of polynomials. Mathematicians of the Middle Ages, and probably those in Babylonia, knew the quadratic formula giving the roots of a quadratic polynomial f(X) = X 2 + bX + c. Setting Open image in new window transforms f(X) into a polynomial g(x) with no x term:


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph J. Rotman
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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