# The Mathematical Writings of Évariste Galois

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*Peter M. Neumann*

A publication of the European Mathematical Society

Before he died at the age of twenty, shot in a mysterious
early-morning duel at the end of May 1832, Évariste Galois
created mathematics that changed the direction of algebra.

This book contains English translations of almost all the Galois
material. The translations are presented alongside a new
transcription of the original French and are enhanced by three levels
of commentary. An introduction explains the context of Galois' work,
the various publications in which it appears, and the vagaries of his
manuscripts. Then there is a chapter in which the five mathematical
articles published in his lifetime are reprinted. After that come the
testamentary letter and the first memoir (in which Galois expounded on
the ideas that led to Galois Theory), which are the most famous of the
manuscripts. These are followed by the second memoir and other lesser
known manuscripts.

This book makes available to a wide mathematical and historical
readership some of the most exciting mathematics of the first half of
the nineteenth century, presented in its original form. The primary
aim is to establish a text of what Galois wrote. The details of what
he did, the proper evidence of his genius, deserve to be well
understood and appreciated by mathematicians as well as
historians of mathematics.

A publication of the European Mathematical Society (EMS). Distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in the history of mathematics and Galois theory.

#### Reviews & Endorsements

This book provides a version of Galois' work in French that faithfully reflects the appearance of the manuscript along with the emendations made by the author accompanied by an English translation, hitherto unavailable in most cases.

-- Mathematical Reviews