Étienne Bézout (31 March 1730 – 27 September 1783) was a French mathematician who was born in Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, France, and died in Basses-Loges (near Fontainebleau), France.

Work

In 1758 Bézout was elected an adjoint in mechanics of the French Academy of Sciences. Besides numerous minor works, wrote a Théorie générale des équations algébriques, published at Paris in 1779, which in particular contained much new and valuable matter on the theory of elimination and symmetrical functions of the roots of an equation: he used determinants in a paper in the Histoire de l'académie royale, 1764, but did not treat of the general theory.

See also

* Bézout's theorem

* Bézout's identity

* Bézout matrix

* Bézout domain

References

* The original version of this article was taken from the public domain Rouse History of Mathematics

* Grabiner, Judith (1970–80). "Bezout, Etienne". Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 2. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 111–114. ISBN 0684101149.

External links

* O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Étienne Bézout", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews, http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Bezout.html .

* Étienne Bézout at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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