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Evariste Galois, 1811-1832

Author: Laura Toti Rigatelli
Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, 1996.
Series: Vita mathematica, v. 11.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Evariste Galois' short life was lived against the turbulent background of the restoration of the Bourbons to the throne of France, the 1830 revolution in Paris and the accession of Louis-Phillipe. This new and scrupulously researched biography of the founder of modern algebra sheds much light on a life led with great intensity and a death met tragically under dark circumstances. Sorting speculation from documented  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Toti Rigatelli, Laura, 1941-
Evariste Galois, 1811-1832.
Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, 1996
(OCoLC)811472322
Named Person: Évariste Galois; Evariste Galois; Evariste Galois; Évariste Galois; Galois, Evariste <1811-1832>; Evariste Galois
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Toti Rigatelli
ISBN: 3764354100 9783764354107 0817654100 9780817654108
OCLC Number: 35701285
Description: 162 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1 The Early Years.- 1811-1823.- A Strict School.- 2 The Excitement of Mathematics.- A Beneficial Injustice.- Early Dreams of Glory.- Two Serious Setbacks.- The Beginning of a Difficult Year.- 3 The "Three Glorious Days".- The Ordinances of Charles X.- Riots in Paris.- Another King!.- The End of a School Career.- 4 To Louis-Philippe!.- A New Plan.- Trouble with the Law.- The Trial of the Fifteen.- Prison.- 5 A Pointless Death.- The Mathematical Work of Evariste Galois.- Index of Names.- List of Illustrations.
Series Title: Vita mathematica, v. 11.
Other Titles: Matematica sulle barricate.
Responsibility: Laura Toti Rigatelli ; translated from the Italian by John Denton.
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