Sunday, November 21, 2021

"Galois Theory Explained Simply" (and combination locks at your gym)


Strong Hall, KU, 2006


The Math Visualized Channel offers “Galois Theory Explained Simply

In graduate school in mathematics, you have analysis. Topology, and algebra, and combinations. Algebra breaks into groups, rings, and fields.  I never took the latter two for my master’s degree 1966-1968.

Galois theory deals with making fields of solutions of equations solvable by radicals (not guaranteed when degree >  4). 

They map back into how combination locks work!

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