3. Roots of Polynomials

  1. David A. Cox

Published Online: 28 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118218457.ch3

Galois Theory, Second Edition

Galois Theory, Second Edition

How to Cite

Cox, D. A. (2012) Roots of Polynomials, in Galois Theory, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118218457.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 12 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118072059

Online ISBN: 9781118218457



  • roots of polynomials;
  • existence of roots;
  • Cauchy's construction;
  • theorem of algebra;
  • mathematical notes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Existence of Roots

  • The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra