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  • n. French mathematician who described the conditions for solving polynomial equations; was killed in a duel at the age of 21 (1811-1832)


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  • So why not replace the infinite real number field with a finite field, a so-called Galois field?

    Finitism in Geometry

  • It is a long time since I did the Paris school trip: That was the first time I smoked (and almost the last because non-filter Camels on the ferry made me sick – thank God) and the first time rolling drunk … (regrettably, not the last) But you have captured the atmosphere to a Galois butt.

    BROADENS THE MIND • by Oonah V Joslin

  • Places like CubeSpace (which has become a much depended-on resource now for the tech community) and FreeGeek offer free/cheap venues for various talks (not to mention companies like AboutUs and Galois providing free space).

    Defining Success « Dyepot, Teapot

  • Historians of mathematics may derive some satisfaction from the fact that, though it was the death of General Lamarque which caused the outbreak of revolt, tension had already been raised by the murky death of the revolutionary mathematician Évariste Galois a few days earlier.

    The Internets

  • She believed that in order to get students excited about mathematics, it was essential to teach the revolutionary aspects of such fields as Galois theory of groups, non-Euclidean geometry, and modern logic.

    Lillian R. Lieber.

  • Almost simultaneously with Finn's development of Automatic Generation of Hypotheses, German mathematicians Rudolf Wille and Bernhardt Ganter were developing an aspect of Galois Theory and lattice theory (the latter being, as was said, Peirce's invention) that came to be known as “Formal Concept Analysis.”

    Nobody Knows Nothing

  • The fibonacci people are especially amusing, though I'm surprised they didn't settle on Galois primes in order to sound more authoritative.

    The Big Picture

  • The notion that someone like Évariste Galois or Emmy Noether and they really do need to be mentioned in the same breath might be out there, but bored to tears by a math class they comprehended long ago or discouraged by various factors, is really astonishing to behold.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Évariste Galois, the mathematician died in a duel at the age of 20.

    Everybody Beats Mozart (Except Those who Don't)

  • The book does exactly what it says on the tin; it explains error correcting codes in terms of linear modulo-2 algebra, only getting into Galois fields and all that in an appendix.

    Snell-Pym » 2008 » April


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