# Fermat

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## Fer·mat

(fĕr-mä′), Pierre de 1601-1665.
French mathematician who developed number theory and probability theory.

## Fermat

(fɜːˈmæt; French fɛrma)
n
(Biography) Pierre de (pjɛr də). 1601–65, French mathematician, regarded as the founder of the modern theory of numbers. He studied the properties of whole numbers and, with Pascal, investigated the theory of probability
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 Noun 1 Fermat - French mathematician who founded number theory; contributed (with Pascal) to the theory of probability (1601-1665)Pierre de Fermat
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It is commercially relevant now, thanks to the work of Ronald Rivest, Adi Shamir and Leonard Adleman in the field of cryptography, but Fermat could not have predicted that outcome.
In short, as Fermat himself postulated in 'Arithmetica', in 1637, if you have a proof that is too large to fit in the margin, you should go and buy cushions instead.
This Diophantine equation in integers p > 1, q > 1, r > 1 and x, y, z is a generalization of the well-known Fermat equation [x.
Thus 41/29 gives 41 = 20 + 21, yielding the Fermat family member[21 20 29].
Pero la verdad, senala el autor, es que Pablo no posee la capacidad teorica como para resolver a Fermat, "de hecho, no la tienen muchos que pretextan la circunstancia mexicana para refugiarse en una vida de mediocridad.
Great arithmeticians and number theorists include Diophantus of Mexandria, Pierre de Fermat, and Kurt Godel.
Topic covered in the papers include class field theory, zeta functions, moduli of arithmetic vector bundles, moduli of complex vector bundles, moduli of abelian varieties and theory of display, moduli of Fermat varieties, and some topics on cubic threefolds.
Mathematician Keith Devlin presents The Unfinished Game: Pascal, Fermat, and the Seventeenth-Century Letter that Made the World Modern, the true story of how Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat exchanged a series of meticulous letters in the 1600's that would lay the groundwork for modern probability theory, used today in everything from the insurance industry to job markets and safety evaluations of cars and planes.
THE UNFINISHED GAME: PASCAL, FERMAT AND THE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY LETTER THAT MADE THE WORLD MODERN
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