The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry : On the night before his fatal duel, 20-year-old Evariste Galois (1811-32) scribbled madly in his notebook, so frantically that he wrote in the margins, "I have no time. I have no time." This impetuous youth did not live to witness his triumph, but posterity would recognize his elegant proof as the conclusion of a 4,000-year mathematical quest. In The Equation that Couldn't Be Solved, Mario Livio tells the story of the search for the quintic equation and the birth of group theory, the "language" that describes symmetry.
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