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September 6th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #101
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Re: Solvable Quintics

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I want to share something about solving general quintic and the Kiepert's algorithm, are you interested?
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Re: Solvable Quintics

The most useful algorithmic process of solving a general quintic is Kiepert's algorithm. Here's the flow chart for it :

Whereas, another algorithm is :

But the part where we convert the principal quintic in the Bring-Jerrard form, we use a quartic Tschrinhausen transformation which is rather harder than just transforming Principal form into the Brioschi normal form.

The next stage of the Kiepert algorithm transforms the Brioschi normal form into the Jacobi sextic form. This can be very beneficial, since a sextic has 6 roots. Hence now we have the same group with a permutation of six elements. Now O. Perron shows that all the roots can be derived in terms of elliptic curves. Now appropriate trivial transformations gives back the original general quintic with the 5 roots (6-th root has been discarded).


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