# The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

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The fundamental theorem of algebra: a polynomial of degree with complex coefficients has complex roots, counting multiplicity. Euler, Gauss, Lagrange, Laplace, Weierstrass, Smale, and many other mathematicians worked to prove this theorem, using complex analytic, topological, or algebraic methods.

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Contributed by: Ed Pegg Jr (November 2011)

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Published: November 10 2011