The set of Abel-Ruffini stating that a general polynomial equation fifth or higher degree not d by radicals. H. Root expressions , is solvable.
The Galois theory, developed a little later by Évariste Galois , provides a deeper insight into the problem . Using the more general results of Galois theory, only two points need to be shown to prove Abel-Ruffini's theorem:
- The general fifth degree equation (i.e. the equation with variables as coefficients) has the symmetrical group S 5 as the Galois group
- The symmetrical group S 5 cannot be resolved because it contains the alternating group A 5 of order 60 as the only real normal divisor , and this is simple and not of prime order .
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