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Ancient Fermat's proof?

  1. Jun 3, 2004 #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??
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  3. Jun 3, 2004 #2
    Do you have a link, or are we required to hunt this down on our own?
  4. Jun 3, 2004 #3
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  5. Jun 4, 2004 #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.
  6. Jun 4, 2004 #5


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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.
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  7. Jun 5, 2004 #6
    is about last

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

  8. Jun 7, 2004 #7


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  9. Jun 7, 2004 #8


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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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