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Pierre Wantzel

Gauss stated without proof that this condition was also necessary, but never published his proof. A full proof of necessity was given by Pierre Wantzel in 1837.

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PIERRE LAURENT WANTZEL.
PIERRE LAURENT WANTZEL. BY PEOFESSOR FLORIAN CAJORI. (Read before the American Mathematical Society September 4, 1917.
A Brief History of Impossibility
an angle or duplicating the cube using compass and straightedge? In 1837 an obscure.
Prof. Kahn
mathematician Pierre Wantzel about 180 years ago using algebraic methods.
MathLove MathTool Angle Trisector Introduction The Purpose of
trisecting angles. In the 19th century, Pierre Wantzel was the first to prove that trisecting an angle could not be solved with a ruler and compasses.
Polynomials and their application to ruler and compass constructions
by Pierre Wantzel (June 5, 1814 May 21, 1848), using the mathematical theory of fields and polynomials, along with properties of irreducible polynomials.

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Angle trisection problem solved?
The problem, as stated, is generally impossible to solve, as shown by Pierre Wantzel (1837).

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Pierre Wantzel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Pierre Wantzel (1814-1848) Pierre Laurent Wantzel. 1814 - 1848.
Mathematician of the Week: Pierre Wantzel « 360
Jun 1, 2008 Pierre Wantzel was born on June 5, 1814, in Paris.
PIERRE LAURENT WANTZEL.
PIERRE LAURENT WANTZEL. BY PEOFESSOR FLORIAN CAJORI. (Read before the American Mathematical Society September 4, 1917.

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