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  1. Galois, Evariste Galoisnoun

    French mathematician who described the conditions for solving polynomial equations; was killed in a duel at the age of 21 (1811-1832)


  1. galois

    Évariste Galois (; French: [evaʁist ɡalwa]; 25 October 1811 – 31 May 1832) was a French mathematician and political activist. While still in his teens, he was able to determine a necessary and sufficient condition for a polynomial to be solvable by radicals, thereby solving a problem that had been open for 350 years. His work laid the foundations for Galois theory and group theory, two major branches of abstract algebra. He was a staunch republican and was heavily involved in the political turmoil that surrounded the French Revolution of 1830. As a result of his political activism, he was arrested repeatedly, serving one jail sentence of several months. For reasons that remain obscure, shortly after his release from prison he fought in a duel and died of the wounds he suffered.


  1. galois

    Galois refers to the French mathematician Évariste Galois and is often used to denote concepts and theories related to his work in abstract algebra. Specifically, the term Galois is commonly associated with Galois theory, which studies the relationship between certain types of fields and group theory. It provides a solution for the long-standing problem of finding a general solution for polynomial equations, with profound implications in many mathematical fields. The connections established in Galois theory form the basis for much of modern algebra. In general, if something is referred to as "Galois" (for example, a Galois extension or Galois group), it means that the object or concept is related to or can be studied using Galois theory.


  1. Galois

    Galois is a large lunar crater on the far side of the Moon. Features of this class are commonly termed walled plains, due to their appearance and dimension. It is located just to the southeast of another huge walled plain, Korolev, a formation nearly double the diameter of Galois. Several hundred kilometers due south is another enormous feature, Apollo. This is a heavily eroded feature with a rim that has been reshaped by impacts, particularly along the northwest edge where it lies near Korolev. An influx of material forms an inward bulge along the southern edge, which is impacted by Galois Q. The interior floor is also overlain by several notable craters, with the craters Galois A and Galois L forming a nearly matching pair near the midpoint. Along the northeastern rim are Galois B and Galois C, while Galois U lies against the northwestern inner wall. The most intact and nearly level section of floor is along the southwestern part of the interior. A small, unnamed impact crater located along the northeastern rim of Galois has a relatively high albedo and lies at the focus of a small ray system. The rays from this impact are the most prominent to the north, where they cross the floor of the crater Mechnikov. Craters that have a ray system are considered indicative of a relatively recent impact, as the rays are steadily erased by space weathering.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Galois in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Galois in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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