On Gauss's first proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra

Authors:
S. M. Gersten and John R. Stallings

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **103** (1988), 331-332

MSC:
Primary 20E05; Secondary 12-01

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1988-0938691-3

MathSciNet review:
938691

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Abstract: Gauss's first proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra is shown to be related to basic properties of free groups.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1988-0938691-3

Keywords:
Free group,
polynomial

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