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Название: The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry
Автор: Livio M.
Ever since my high school days I have been fascinated by Evariste Galois. The fact that a twenty-year-old could invent an exciting new
branch of mathematics has been a source of true inspiration. By the end
of my undergraduate years, however, the young French romantic had
also become a source of deep frustration. What else can you feel when
you realize that even by the age of twenty-three you have not accom-
plished anything of comparable magnitude? The concept introduced by
Galois - group theory - is recognized today as the" official" language of
all symmetries. And, since symmetry permeates disciplines ranging from
the visual arts and music to psychology and the natural sciences, the sig-
nificance of this language cannot be overemphasized.