Lodovico Ferrari

1522 - 1565

Ferrari was an Italian scholar who started as Cardan's secretary and went on to devise the solution of the quartic equation.
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List of References (8 books/articles)

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. The Tartaglia-Cardan dispute
  2. Quadratic, cubic and quartic equations

Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. The Galileo Project

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