Choice of Mathematician due Fri, Jan 15th
Summary of Life and Work due Wed, Jan 26th at 5pm
Presentations of Bios and an Aspect of their Math due at varying times
Complete Paper due the last day of classes
One student per person - first come, first served.
Joseph Lagrange and the Solution of 3rd and 4th degree polynomials by
Niels Abel and Solving a quintic equation
Sophie Germain and Fermat's Last Theorem and Sophie Germain Numbers
Arthur Carley and Why is GL(2,R) a group under addition but not
Augustin Louis Cauchy and Permutations form a group?
Marjorie Lee Browne and What is the difference between
O(n) and U(n)? Why are they matrix groups under multiplication?
Camille Jordan and Why is GL(3,R) an infinite abelian group under
addition, but not multiplication?
Leopold Kronecker and The Fundamental Theorem of Finite Abelian Groups
Carl Friedrich Gauss and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Ludvig Sylow and Sylow's first theorem
William Rowan Hamilton and and Why the quaternions are a non-commutative
Richard Dedekind and the Difference between a ring and a field
Evariste Galois and What is a Finite Field?
Sophus Lie and What is a Lie group?
Emmy Noether and What is the aschending chain condition on sets? On rings?
Some Books Containing Bios
Notable mathematicians : from ancient times to the present /
Robyn V. Young, editor ; Zoran
Minderovic, associate editor
Publisher Detroit : Gale, c1998
ASU REFERENCE QA28 .N66 1998
LIB USE ONLY[-
Agnes to Zeno: over 100 vignettes from the history of math by Smith
Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Gallian
Elements of Modern Algebra by Gilbert
Men of Mathematics by Bell
Women of Mathematics by Grinstein