Pure Math / Combinatorics and Optimization Joint Colloquium

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Title: I'll prove the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Speaker: Sam Kim
Affiliation: Department of Pure Math, University of Waterloo
Room: MC 5501


Gauss proved that complex polynomials always admit a root. I'll explain how he came to that conclusion and present a proof that rigorizes his argument in a nice way. You will only need to know a little vector calculus and the intermediate value theorem. If we have time, I'll show you why a flat triangle has angles that add up to π and why a triangle on a sphere doesn't.