Introduction to Fermat's Last Theorem

  title={Introduction to Fermat's Last Theorem},
  author={D. Cox},
  journal={American Mathematical Monthly},
  • D. Cox
  • Published 1994
  • Mathematics
  • American Mathematical Monthly
  • The announcement last summer of a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem was an exciting event for the entire mathematics community. This article will discuss the mathematical history of Fermat's Last Theorem (which we will abbreviate throughout as FLT), broken up into the following periods: 1. Diophantus to Euler (250-1783 A.D.) 2. Euler to Frey (1783-1982 A.D.) 3. Frey to Wiles (1982-1993 A.D.) We will give only an introduction to the story of Fermat's Last Theorem, and our account is by no means… CONTINUE READING
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