Unsolvability of General Quintic Equations and Higher

The unsolvability of general quintic equations and higher is a quite interesting problem, even for amateurs, and there are not a few books and articles to introduce this problem to amateurs. I had read quite a number of them and found those still too difficult to understand, until I found an very old book, Introduction to the Theory of Algebraic Equations by Leonard Eugene Dickson. It was published in 1903 and its explanation is very different from today’s. The first four chapters deal with this problem intuitively and make me understand this problem (or at least I feel I understand it) for the first time.

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