Evariste Galois was a young and talented mathematician who died at the age of twenty. Living in Paris, he had strong political convictions (leading to legal issues) which often distracted him from his mathematical pursuits. Nonetheless, Galois managed to accomplish brilliant work in a short time. He was able to

Watch the documentary below, a story about Galois' short and tragic life.

**disprove solutions for quintic equations**and higher, developed the idea of permutation groups, rings, and fields (as they pertained to polynomials), and his ideas led to proofs of the**"Three Classical Problems."**Watch the documentary below, a story about Galois' short and tragic life.

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"Evariste Galois a Documentary."

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