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From Fermat to Gauss: indefinite descent and methods of reduction in number theory

@inproceedings{Bussotti2006FromFT,
title={From Fermat to Gauss: indefinite descent and methods of reduction in number theory},
author={P. Bussotti and J. Fischer},
year={2006}
}

IndexForeword IPreface by Joachim Fischer III-VIIChapter 1: Introduction, 1-161. What is the infinite or indefinite descent 1-42. The set of problems dealt with applying the descent 4-123. Indefinite descent and complete induction 12-134. Aims and structure of the present work 13-155. The first documented application of the descent 16Chapter 2: Fermat 17-1841. Researches concerning integer numbers in Fermat's time 17-311.1. The scene before Fermat 17-201.2. The contribution of Fermat to… Expand