In this classic of mathematical literature, first published in 1884, Felix Klein elegantly demonstrates how the rotation of icosahedron can be used to solve complex quintic equations. Divided into two parts-"Theory of the Icosahedron" and "The Theory of Equations of the Fifth Degree"-The Icosahedron covers:rn rn . the regular solids and the theory of groupsrn . introduction of (x + iy)rn . statement and discussion of the fundamental problem, according to the theory of functionsrn . the algebraical character of the fundamental problemrn . general theorems and survey of the subjectrn . the historical development of the theory of equations of the fifth degreern . introduction of geometrical materialrn . the canonical equations of the fifth degreern . the problem of the A's and the Jacobian equations of the sixth degreern . the general equation of the fifth degreern rn Complete with detailed equations and instructive material, The Icosahedron will be valued by experts in higher mathematics and students of algebra alike.rn rn rn German mathematician FELIX KLEIN (1849-1925) specialized in function theory, group theory, and non-Euclidean geometry. His published works include Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint: Arithmetic, Algebra, Analysis; Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint: Geometry; and Famous Problems of Elementary Geometry.