Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

A Topological Proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

STCS Student Seminar
Speaker: Abhishek Khetan (School of Mathematics, TIFR)
Organiser: Prerona Chatterjee
Date: Friday, 4 May 2018, 17:15 to 18:15
Venue: A-201 (STCS Seminar Room)

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Abstract:  In this talk we will discuss a topological proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra which states that any non-constant polynomial over the field of complex numbers has a complex root. The emphasis will be on the intuition behind the proof rather than the technical details. If time permits we will also see that the proof establishes more than just the statement of the fundamental theorem. There are no prerequisites for the talk.