# Galois differential group

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

The group of all automorphisms of a differential field $P$ that commute with derivations (cf. Derivation in a ring) and that leave all elements of some fixed differential subfield of $P$ invariant.

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Just as Galois theory has things to say about (solving) algebraic equations, so differential Galois theory (or the Galois theory of differential fields) is relevant to (solving) algebraic differential equations. For an account of differential Galois theory see Extension of a differential field and the references given there.

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Galois differential group.

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This article was adapted from an original article by L.A. Skornyakov (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article