#### Presentation Title

Factoring Quartic Polynomials: A Lost Art

#### Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

#### School

School of Sciences and Social Sciences

#### Discipline

Mathematics

#### Mentor

Vincent Ferlini

#### Date & Time

April 9th at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

#### Location

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 102

#### Abstract

Determining procedures for finding solutions to polynomial equations has long been an important pursuit in the study of mathematics. One example, introduced in most high school algebra courses, is the method for solving quadratic equations also known as the quadratic formula. Less well known are procedures for solving cubic and quartic polynomial equations. This talk will focus on the factoring techniques needed to solve quartic polynomial equations of the form 0 = x^4 + cx^2 + dx + e

Factoring Quartic Polynomials: A Lost Art

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 102

Determining procedures for finding solutions to polynomial equations has long been an important pursuit in the study of mathematics. One example, introduced in most high school algebra courses, is the method for solving quadratic equations also known as the quadratic formula. Less well known are procedures for solving cubic and quartic polynomial equations. This talk will focus on the factoring techniques needed to solve quartic polynomial equations of the form 0 = x^4 + cx^2 + dx + e