Person: De Fermat, Pierre


Pierre de Fermat was a French lawyer and government official most remembered for his work in number theory; in particular for Fermat's Last Theorem. He is also important in the foundations of the calculus.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 17 August 1601, Beaumont-de-Lomagne, France. Died 12 January 1665, Castres, France.

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Algebra, Analysis, Ancient Indian, Number Theory, Physics, Puzzles And Problems, Special Numbers And Numerals

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Sections: 3
Solutions: 4 5
Theorems: 6 7

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive