Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

First Advisor

H.P. Pettit


The purpose of this thesis has been to give a brief account of the history of the quartic equation, to develop and illustrate the particular solutions of the quartic and the more important solutions of equations in general.

Three types of solutions have been considered the particular algebraic solutions for biquadratic, the graphical solution, and methods of approximation A brief discussion has been given concerning the nature of the roots and the discriminant of the quartic.


A Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the College of Liberal Arts of Marquette University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor Science

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