# Abel's Theorem/Historical Note

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## Historical Note on Abel's Theorem

Abel's Theorem first appears in Abel's paper *Mémoire sur une Propriété Générale d'une Classe Très-Étendue de Fonctions Transcendantes*.

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi remarked that it was the greatest discovery in integral calculus in the $19$th century.

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## Sources

- 1992: George F. Simmons:
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