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The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra; A Visual Approach

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Professor Dan Velleman
Amherst College

October 5, 2000
7:00 pm
Bailey Hall 201


Abstract:

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.


For additional information, send e-mail to math@union.edu or call (518) 388-6246.
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