Duality for Polygons and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra 
Duality for Polygons and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
by UNSW / N.J. Wildberger
Video Lecture 13 of 26
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Date Added: July 28, 2011

Lecture Description

In this video lecture, Prof. N.J. Wildberger talks about duality for polygons and the fundamental theorem of algebra. 

We define the dual of a polygon in the plane with respect to a fixed origin and unit circle. This duality is related to the notion of the dual of a cone.Then we give a purely rational formulation of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, and a proof which keeps track of the winding number of the image of concentric circles about the origin.

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Course Description

In this course, Prof. N.J. Wildberger gives 26 video lectures on Algebraic Topology.  This is a beginner's course in Algebraic Topology given by Assoc. Prof. N J Wildberger of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW. It features a visual approach to the subject that stresses the importance of familiarity with specific examples. It also introduces 'rational curvature', a simple but important innovation. NJ Wildberger is also the developer of Rational Trigonometry: a new and better way of learning and using trigonometry.


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