The first case of Fermat's last theorem

@article{Adleman1985TheFC,
  title={The first case of Fermat's last theorem},
  author={L. Adleman and D. R. Heath-Brown},
  journal={Inventiones mathematicae},
  year={1985},
  volume={79},
  pages={409-416}
}
  • L. Adleman, D. R. Heath-Brown
  • Published 1985
  • Mathematics
  • Inventiones mathematicae
  • Fermat’s Last Theorem (FLT) states that x + y = z has no integer solution for n > 2. It is easy to show that if the theorem is true when n equals some integer r, then it is true when n equals any multiple of r. Since every integer greater than 2 is divisible by 4 or an odd prime, it is sufficient to prove the theorem for n = 4 and every odd prime. On 19 September 1994, Andrew Wiles announced that he had finally completed the proof of FLT. Today we will see an elementary proof by Sophie Germain… CONTINUE READING
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