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The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra: From the Four Basic Operations
Oswaldo Rio Branco de Oliveira
The American Mathematical Monthly
Vol. 119, No. 9 (November 2012), pp. 753-758
Published by: Mathematical Association of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/amer.math.monthly.119.09.753
Page Count: 6
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Abstract This paper presents an elementary and direct proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, via Weierstrass’ Theorem on Minima, that avoids the following: all root extractions, angles, non-algebraic functions, differentiation, integration, series, and arguments by induction.
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