The fundamental theorem of algebra before Carl Friedrich Gauss.

Título inglés The fundamental theorem of algebra before Carl Friedrich Gauss.
Título español El teorema fundamental del álgebra antes de Carl Friedrich Gauss.
Autor/es Pla i Carrera, Josep
Organización Dep. Lòg. Hist. Filos. Cièn. Univ. Barcelona, Barcelona, España
Revista 0214-1493
Publicación 1992, 36 (2B): 879-911, 91 Ref.
Tipo de documento articulo
Idioma Inglés
Resumen inglés This is a paper about the first attemps of demonstration of the fundamental theorem of algebra.
Before, we analyze the tie between complex numbers and the number of roots of an equation of n-th degree.
In the second paragraph, we see the relation between integration and the fundamental theorem.
Finally, we observe the linear differential equation with constant coefficients and Euler's position about the fundamental theorem, and then we consider d'Alembert's, Euler's and Laplace's demonstrations.
It is a synthesis paper dedicated to Pere Menal, a colleague and a friend.
Código MathReviews MR1210025
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