# Galois Theory for Beginners: A Historical Perspective

### About this Title

**Jörg Bewersdorff**. Translated by **David Kramer**

Publication: The Student Mathematical Library

Publication Year
2006: Volume 35

ISBNs: 978-0-8218-3817-4 (print); 978-1-4704-2146-5 (online)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/stml/035

MathSciNet review: MR2251389

MSC: Primary 12-01; Secondary 00-01, 01A05, 12F10

### Table of Contents

**Front/Back Matter**

**Chapters**

- Chapter 1. Cubic equations
- Chapter 2. Casus irreducibilis: The birth of the complex numbers
- Chapter 3. Biquadratic equations
- Chapter 4. Equations of degree $n$ and their properties
- Chapter 5. The search for additional solution formulas
- Chapter 6. Equations that can be reduced in degree
- Chapter 7. The construction of regular polygons
- Chapter 8. The solution of equations of the fifth degree
- Chapter 9. The Galois group of an equation
- Chapter 10. Algebraic structures and Galois theory