Ancient Fermat's proof?

  1. 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??
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Do you have a link, or are we required to hunt this down on our own?
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. jcsd

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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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2004
  6. is about last

    i think he's talking about last theorem because he mentions the Wolfskehl prize
    in the preface

    jp
     
  7. Zurtex

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  8. jcsd

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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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