The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra; A Visual Approach
Professor Dan Velleman
October 5, 2000
Bailey Hall 201
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra says that for every nonconstant polynomial p(x) there is a complex number z such that p(z) = 0. In this talk I will present a method of visualizing functions on the complex plane, and use this method to illustrate several proofs of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. I will also discuss the history of the theorem and its proofs.
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