Étienne Bezout

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Bezout, Étienne


Born Mar. 31, 1730, in Nemours; died Sept. 27, 1783, in Basses-Loges, near Fontainebleau. French mathematician. Member of the Parisian Academy of Sciences (1758).

Bezout’s main works are concerned with advanced algebra—the study of the properties of systems of algebraic equations of higher degrees and the exclusion of unknowns in such systems.


Théorie générale des équations algébraiques. Paris, 1779.


Wieleitner, H. Istoriia matematiki ot Dekarta do serediny XIX stoletiia. Moscow, 1960. (Translated from German.)
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