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Ancient Fermat's proof?

by juan avellaneda
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juan avellaneda
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Jun3-04, 10:30 PM
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take a look at the University of Michigan Historical MATH cOLLECTION

Autor Michael Angelo McGinnis
Title Proof of Fermat's theorem

is right this proof or not??
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franznietzsche
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Jun3-04, 11:52 PM
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Do you have a link, or are we required to hunt this down on our own?
juan avellaneda
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Jun3-04, 11:57 PM
P: 36
try this link

http://mathbooks.library.cornell.edu...ATH/2.0/Search

and search the refernce above

jp

franznietzsche
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Jun4-04, 02:13 AM
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Ancient Fermat's proof?

Thanks, but nothing came up. I just copy and pasted the author and title info. Are sure there are no typos in that info?

EDi: Nvm, the author is listed by M.A. instead of Michael Angelo, that was the problem. Anyway, now to read it and and see if i can actually answer your question.
jcsd
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Jun4-04, 03:03 PM
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PF Gold
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It's probably the proof of Fermat's little theorum or Fermat's 4n plus one theorum,not his last theorum.
juan avellaneda
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Jun5-04, 02:55 PM
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i think he's talking about last theorem because he mentions the Wolfskehl prize
in the preface

jp
Zurtex
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Jun7-04, 07:03 AM
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For those who did not find it in the search (you just had to put the title in) I think this is the one that is meant:

http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/b/broke...Z4168.0001.001
jcsd
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Jun7-04, 09:10 AM
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PF Gold
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Actually, they've got the first few pages in the archive and he is referring to Fermat's Last Theorum.


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