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Abel, Niels Henrik

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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːb(ə)l
 
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Definition of Abel, Niels Henrik in English:

( 1802–29), Norwegian mathematician. He proved that equations of the fifth degree cannot be solved by conventional algebraic methods, and made advances in the fields of power series and elliptic functions.

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